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National Gas Metering Pioneers Hydrogen Powered Commercial Kitchen

National Gas Metering achieved a major milestone in its hydrogen strategy with the commissioning of a commercial catering kitchen with appliances that will use hydrogen for cooking.

Metering recently entered into a strategic partnership with Tyseley Energy Park, providing an ideal base to enable research and development into hydrogen gas infrastructure and metering products, building capability and competence to provide evidence to support the use of hydrogen in commercial settings.

The Metering hydrogen team has worked tirelessly with its appliance partner, Falcon Food Services over the last six months in designing a hydrogen service from scratch developing a hydrogen supply system, connection, metering and environment into a commercial kitchen – replicating hotels and restaurants across the country.

The kitchen was built using rigours safety standards and includes safety protective devices both passive and active systems to ensure high levels of process safety.
The team collaborated with multiple external partners, including Falcon Appliance manufacturers (who will use the facility to test their appliances working on hydrogen), Metersit, Pietro Fiorentini and Enertek Consultants plus others.

Hydrogen has the potential to support a net zero future and at the point of combustion as it burns without any carbon dioxide releases. The kitchen was officially commissioned to allow the consumption of hydrogen on 29 February.

Metering Head of Commercial Simon Jamieson said: “We couldn’t have planned the commissioning date any better as it happened during UK Hydrogen Week! This is an exciting moment on our hydrogen journey and we look forward to sharing more updates on the projects happening in our facility at Tyseley Energy Park in the future.”

National Gas Metering is exhibiting at The Distributed Energy Show on stand 6005.