21 Jun 2024
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Delphi Academy launches hydrogen training course

Delphi Academy has announced the launch of a course aimed at shaping the future of hydrogen training across the industry.

The advanced training course, unveiled on May 30, has been developed using Delphi’s extensive fuel system experience, knowledge of hydrogen internal combustion and deep understanding of the UK aftermarket.

Delphi said the initiative is available as progression training for its well-established IMI-accredited hydrogen awareness course.

Technical trainer David Guilfoyle said: “Hydrogen technology is still emerging. Our engineering teams have been pivotal in helping the industry establish benchmarks for hydrogen training.”

Guilfoyle said the two-day course goes far beyond the basics and provides participants with an education as part of a new era of hydrogen internal combustion vehicles and offers a deeper understanding on the principles of hydrogen fuel cell and hydrogen internal combustion operation.

Practical tasks on Delphi’s hydrogen powertrain rig include changing injector seals, which involves a special hydrogen purging process.

Delphi UK technical services manager Luke Garratt said: “Hydrogen technology is a hot topic, yet there’s a lack of deep understanding about its role within the automotive sector, especially when compared to other renewable fuels.

“The key lies in identifying the appropriate fuel for each application and possessing the expertise and resources to maintain that technology.”

The first delegate to complete and pass the advanced hydrogen training was Neil Fryer, VP and GM for the global aftermarket at Phinia.

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Pictured, from left: Neil Fryer with David Guilfoyle