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FUELING THE TURNING POINT
EXPLORE THE STATION MAP
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Station Design

An Intelligent way to fill up

Hydrogen fueling stations are a lot like your average gasoline station, with a few innovative perks.

  • Hydrogen dispensers are designed with infrared equipment that allows them to communicate with the Mirai's hydrogen fuel control computer. This device communicates things like ambient air temperature, tank pressure, and current fill levels to ensure optimum filling.

  • With the potential to process hydrogen either onsite or offsite, hydrogen fueling stations are finding innovative ways to utilize a range of production methods, such as electrolysis or steam reforming.

  • Before hydrogen can be dispensed into a fuel cell vehicle, it needs to be compressed. The Mirai fills up using the latest pressure standard, H70, which utilizes the smart communication system between car and pump. While it's possible to fill up using an H35 pump, the tank will only be filled just over halfway.

COMMUNICATION

AT THE PUMP

The Future of Fueling

Refilling a Mirai isn't complicated. There's a pump and a nozzle, with a keypad and an info screen. And after about five minutes, you'll be ready to drive approximately 300 miles.

    • 1. Place the nozzle over
      the receptacle, creating
      a secure connection.

      Unlike gasoline pumps, hydrogen nozzles have
      a barrel that fits over the
      car receptacle.

    • 2. Squeeze the handgrip
      latch to lock the
      nozzle into place.

      The pump will not start until the nozzle is properly engaged, preventing any hydrogen from leaking.

    • 3. Let the computer top it off.

      During fueling, the Mirai’s hydrogen fuel control computer disables the vehicle and communicates with the station pump, allowing the vehicle to fill up safely and efficiently.

    • 4. Wait for the click,
      then hang up the nozzle.

      Once fueling is complete, pull up the latch to
      unlock the nozzle and return it to the holder.

THE PROCESS

The Inner Workings

Hydrogen stations take processed hydrogen, compress it and cool it to deliver it safely to your Mirai. And since the equipment is built above ground, it is safe and easy to install, service and upgrade.

View station safety systems

  • Sealed system design
  • Infrared communication with vehicle
  • Secure connection needed to initiate dispensing
  • Dispenser hose break-away device
  • Emergency stop buttons
  • Emergency electrical disconnects on fuel dispensing sytems
  • Warning signs
  • Pressure relief systems
  • Leak and flame detection systems
  • Hydrogen Source

    1 Hydrogen SourceHydrogen is supplied as a compressed gas or a liquid, and is typically stored in bottles known as "cylinder racks," tanks or tube trailers.

  • Compression

    2 CompressionThe hydrogen is compressed to H35 or H70.

  • Buffers

    3 BuffersThe pressurized hydrogen is then stored in tubes known as "buffers."

  • Exchanger

    4 ExchangerBefore being dispensed, the hydrogen is cooled in a heat exchanger, enabling quick fueling.

  • Dispenser

    5 DispenserThe cooled hydrogen is transferred to the FCV.

  • 1Hydrogen Source

    Hydrogen is supplied as a compressed gas or a liquid, and is typically stored in bottles known as "cylinder racks," tanks or tube trailers.

  • 2Compression

    The hydrogen is compressed to
    H35 or H70.

  • 3Buffers

    The pressurized
    hydrogen is then
    stored in tubes
    known as "buffers."

  • 4Exchanger

    Before being dispensed, the hydrogen is cooled in a heat exchanger, enabling quick fueling.

  • 5The Dispenser

    The cooled hydrogen is transferred to the FCV.

100 OPERATIONAL STATIONS
2020

Infrastructure

THE ROAD AHEAD
The state of California has earmarked $200
million for as many as 100 new hydrogen
stations in the next several years, with up to 40
stations by the end of 2016. By working with
government agencies and committing millions of
dollars to hydrogen fuel providers like Air
Liquide, Linde and FirstElement Fuels, we are
helping build infrastructure that supports a
growing community of FCV drivers.
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