ISO/TC 197 Announces Changes Karen Hall, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
Dr. Andrei Tchouvelev was unanimously approved as the Chair of ISO/TC 197 for a period of three years by the ISO Technical Management Board, with a vote that closed on September 14th. Dr. Tchouvelev fills the seat left vacant by Mr. Randy Dey.
Dr. Tchouvelev is well known in the hydrogen codes and standards arena, with 25 years of experience in hydrogen energy and technology. He has served as the Chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee on ISO/TC 197 "Hydrogen Technologies", Principal Investigator of Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance (CTFCA) / NRCan "Canadian Hydrogen Safety Program", Leader of Subtask "Risk Management" for International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) Task 19 "Hydrogen Safety", Chair of Advisory Council to the European Union (EU) Network of Excellence HySafe (Hydrogen Safety), and member of numerous codes and standards development committees.
The Technical Committee also has a new Secretary. Mr. J.P. (Jim) Ferrero, Eng., replaces Ms. Sylvie Gingras.
The next ISO/TC 197 meeting is expected to take place in Montreal early in 2013, with several dates in February currently under consideration. Working Group (WG) meetings may also take place on the Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the TC meeting. So far, both WG 16 and WG 17 have indicated that they wish to hold meetings in conjunction with the TC meeting.