Fuel Cell Gas Device Approval Authorities

Fuel Cell Gas Device Approval Authorities
Date: 18-Jan-2024

Now in Queensland!

 A fuel cell gas system (FCGS) is a Type B gas device in QLD. 

A FGCS is a device that uses the chemical energy of fuel gas (hydrogen) to produce electricity.

They can be: 

  • Mobile FCGS, used in vehicles and vessels to power an electric motor for propulsion.
  • Stationary FCGS, in fixed applications or packaged units for electrical power generation. 

FCGS are Type B gas devices that include a fuel cell and any of the following: 

  • Hydrogen production unit and storage containers 
  • Ventilation
  • Instrumentation and process controllers 
  • Pipes, fittings and/or flues

All gas devices must be approved/certified before install and use. The Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate regulates the gas industry by applying the Petroleum and Gas (Production & Safety) Act 2004 (the Act). The purpose of the Act is to facilitate, regulate and develop a safe, efficient, and viable fuel gas industry. 

The three below GDAAs have been approved by the Chief Inspector as able to approve the supply, installation, or use of industrial type B gas devices (fuel gas used by way of electro-chemical reaction). Scope/restrictions for each approved body as follows: * Stationary fuel cell gas system * Mobile fuel cell gas system 

Hazardous Area Specialists - Kayne Herriman (0403 568 740)

Intertek - Ralph Schelling (07 3212 5800 or 0401 129 975)

Kandls Engineering P/L - Kevin Peakman (0423 686 033)

For more information click the following links below:

Type B Gas Device Approvals

RSHQ Guidelines:


Hydrogen Safety 


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