NPL visit Qrometric with Toyota Mirai Hydrogen powered car
Earlier this week, Sarah from the Calibration Dept. at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, West London visited Qrometric with their hydrogen powered vehicle.
The NPL offer a hydrogen purity analysis service and have obtained a UKAS ISO 17025 testing scope of accreditation to provide quality assurance of fuel cell hydrogen against ISO 14687-2. Their laboratory provides analysis using a range of state-of-the-art gas chromatography and spectroscopic techniques.
The Toyota Mirai is powered by hydrogen cell fuel technology. After over twenty years of research, Toyota has produced the world’s first hydrogen-powered vehicle using state of the art technical expertise. This car emits nothing but water. The word, ‘Mirai’ means ‘future’ in Japanese.
There are currently 137 Toyota Mirai on the road in the UK and combined they will soon break the two million mile mark.
The fuel cell functions via a process similar to reverse electrolysis, splitting hydrogen into positive and negative ions through a catalytic membrane and passing the electrons through a circuit to produce electricity, which powers an electric motor. Combined with oxygen from the air, the only by-product while driving is water.