Korea Gas Safety Corporation Joins the Center for Hydrogen Safety to Fuel Clean Energy Demands

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) – a global organization leading the safe advancement of hydrogen as the next generation fuel – has announced its partnership with Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS). KGS is Korea’s only specialist agency that dedicates itself to protecting citizens’ lives from the threat of gas accidents and contributes to the development of the gas safety industry.

With the addition of KGS to its member organizations, CHS continues to grow its international reach and reinforce the global impact of its safety resources. As one of more than 70 member organizations and 12 strategic partners working with CHS, KGS is driving Korean efforts to scale its safe and timely transition to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and support the production and distribution of hydrogen and related technologies.

KGS’s dedication to researching and instilling gas safety practices aligns well with the mission of CHS,” said Nick Barilo, executive director, CHS. “South Korea is playing a significant role in the maturing hydrogen economy. We are thrilled to welcome KGS to our community and look forward to a fruitful relationship where we can promote hydrogen safety.”

In collaboration with CHS – one of the leading global organizations on hydrogen safety – we look forward to enhancing our contribution to the advancement of hydrogen safety and revitalizing the Korean hydrogen economy. Together, we are taking important steps to achieve carbon neutrality,” said Haejong Lim, president & CEO of KGS.

KGS offers a variety of safety management services including risk management, system management and integrity management. The organization also assists with manufacture registration, explosive-proof equipment certification, gas product certification and system certification. KGS seeks to achieve the lowest level of gas accident indicator and implement comprehensive hydrogen safety management measures by 2025.

Established in 2018, CHS is a technical community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). CHS member benefits include access to conferences and working groups, safety guidance, training and workshops, and a global forum to address emerging issues and impact technical solutions.

About Center for Hydrogen Safety

Founded in 2018, the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) is a non-profit, non-biased, corporate membership organization that promotes the safe operation, handling, and use of hydrogen and hydrogen systems across all installations and applications. A global technical community within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the CHS builds upon the technical expertise embodied by AIChE, its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), and partnering organizations to identify and address concerns regarding the safe use of hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier, in commercial and industrial applications, and hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Visit www.aiche.org/CHS to learn more.

About Korea Gas Safety Corporation

Founded in 1974, the Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) is a government testing, inspection, education and research organization that is under the control of the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). As the institution in charge of hydrogen safety under the government’s hydrogen safety management plan (December 2019), KGS supports integrated solutions for hydrogen safety management including hydrogen safety policies, safety management for hydrogen vehicles, and hydrogen safety training and public relations. Dedicated to public safety, industrial development, regional partnership and customer happiness, Korea Gas Safety Corporation’s vision is to become the Best Gas Safety Responsible Organization Trusted by the People.

About AIChE

AIChE is a professional society of more than 60,000 members in more than 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org. Learn about AIChE’s IDEAL statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion at www.aiche.org/IDEAL.


Linda Madden