Chem-E-Car Competition® Rules

2017 Annual Student Conference Chem-E-Car Competition® Rules  

As part of AIChE's commitment to safety in industry and laboratory environments, student teams and their advisors will be asked to demonstrate a commitment to safety awareness, safety planning, and safe practices as a standard component of their participation. All teams are required to carefully read and review all Chem-E-Car Competition documents to fully understand the requirements to safely compete at an AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition.

Please download all of the following documents, you will need all of these documents to prepare for the competition.  The Official Rules has a milestones checklist to help your team stay on track. 

PDF icon Chem-E-Car_Official_Rules_Annual_Student_Conference 2017

PDF icon Chem_E_Car_Safety_Rules_Annual_Student_Conference_2017

File Chem-E-Car_EDP_Document_ASC_2017

PDF icon EDP_Submission_for_2017_Annual_Student_Conference_Competition

PDF icon Video_Competition_Instructions_2017

File Chem-E-Car_MOC_Request_Form_Annual_Student_Conference_2017

New Rules 2017

Please make note of the following new Safety Rules for 2017: No Compressed Hydrogen Gas Cylinder Usage

Beginning in 2016, all hydrogen used on the vehicles (for instance with fuel cells) must be generated on-site or on the vehicle keeping the pressure below 5 psig (0.345 bar). Filling of vessels from a compressed hydrogen gas cylinder or commercial hydrogen storage canisters (such as hydrostiks or solid –core hydrogen cartridges) will not be allowed. As always, appropriate safety precautions and safe operation must be demonstrated.

4.6 Absolutely no chemicals will be available for any team prior to 3 hours before the competition start time. This includes battery cars. Any requests to charge batteries overnight or any longer than 3 hours prior to the competition start time will not be granted.

The following must be completed to compete in any AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition®

1)Everyone on the Chem-E-Car Team must complete the Chem-E-Car Safety Training and Test before your Regional Conference. Participants must complete the safety tests within the year that the competition takes place.  Everyone should also review the Official Rules and the Safety Rules.

Chem-E-Car Competition ® Safety Training & Test