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|Title:||Achievements of the EC Network of Excellence HYSAFE|
|Authors:||JORDAN Thomas; ADAMS Paul; AZKARATE Inaki; BARALDI Daniele; BARTHELEMY Herve; BAUWENS Luc; BENGAOUER Alain; BRENNAN Sile; CARCASSI Marco; DAHOE Arief; EISENREICH Norbert; ENGEBO Angunn; FUNNEMARK Espen; GALLEGO Eduardo; GAVRIKOV Andrej; HALAND Erling; HANSEN Anne Marit; HAUGOM Gerd Petra; HAWKSWORTH Stuart; JEDICKE Olaf; KESSLER Armin; KOTCHOURKO Alexei; KUMAR Suresh; LANGER Gesa; LEDIN Stephan; MAKAROV Dmitriy; MARANGON Alessia; MARKERT Frank; MIDDHA Prankul; MOLKOV Vladimir; NILSEN Sandra; PAPANIKOLAOU Efi; PERRETTE Lionel; REINECKE Ernst-Arendt; SCHMIDTCHEN Ulrich; SERRE-COMBE Pierre; STOCKLIN Michael; SULLY Aurelie; TEODORCZYK Andrzej; TIGREAT Delphine; VENETSANOS Alexander; VERFONDERN Karl; VERSLOOT Nico; VETERE ARELLANO Ana Lisa; WILMS Manfred; ZARETSKIY Nikolay|
|Citation:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY vol. 36 no. 3 p. 2656-2665|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||In many areas European research has been largely fragmented. To support the required integration and to focus and coordinate related research efforts the European Commission created a new instrument, the Networks of Excellences (NoEs). The goal of the NoE HySafe has been to provide the basis to facilitate the safe introduction of hydrogen as an energy carrier by removing the safety related obstacles. The prioritisation of the HySafe internal project activities was based on a phenomena identification and ranking exercise (PIRT) and expert interviews. The identified research headlines were "Releases in (partially) confined areas", "Mitigation" and "Quantitative Risk Assessment". Along these headlines existing or planned research work was re-orientated and slightly modified, to build up three large internal research projects "InsHyde", "HyTunnel", and "HyQRA". In InsHyde realistic indoor hydrogen leaks and associated hazards have been investigated to provide recommendations for the safe use of indoor hydrogen systems including mitigation and detection means. The appropriateness of available regulations, codes and standards (RCS) has been assessed. Experimental and numerical work was conducted to benchmark simulation tools and to evaluate the related recommendations. HyTunnel contributed to the understanding of the nature of the hazards posed by hydrogen vehicles inside tunnels and its relative severity compared to other fuels. In HyQRA quantitative risk assessment strategies were applied to relevant scenarios in a hydrogen refuelling station and the performance was compared to derive also recommendations. The integration process was supported by common activities like a series of workshops and benchmarks related to experimental and numerical work. The networks research tools were categorised and published in online catalogues. Important integration success was provided by commonly setting up the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, the first academic education related to hydrogen safety and the Hydrogen Safety Handbook. Finally, the network founded the International Association for Hydrogen Safety, which opens the future networking to all interested parties on an international level.|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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