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Achievements of the EC network of excellence HYSAFE

Thomas Jordan 1 Paul Adams 2 Inaki Azkarate 3 Daniel Baraldi 4 Herve Barthelemy 5 Luc Bauwens 6 Alain Bengaouer 7 Sile Brennan 8 Marco Carcassi 9 Arief Dahoe 8 Norbert Eisenreich 10 Angunn Engebo 11 Espen Funnemark 11 Eduardo Gallego 12 Andrey Gavrikov 13 Erling Haland 11 Anne Marit Hansen 14 Gerd Petra Haugom 11 Stuart Hawksworth 15 Olaf Jedicke 1 Armin Kessler 16 Alexei Kotchourko 1 Suresh Kumar 17 Gesa Langer 16 Stefan Ledin 15 Dmitriy Makarov 8 Alessia Marangon 9 Frank Markert 18 Prankul Middha 19 Vadimir Molkov 8 Sandra Nilsen 14 Efthymia Papanikolaou 20 Lionel Perrette 21 Ernst-Arendt Reinecke 22 Ulrich Schmidtchen 23 Pierre Serre-Combe 7 Michael Stocklin 24 Aurélie Sully 4 Andrzej Teodorczyk 25 Delphine Tigreat 21 Alexander Venetsanos 20 Karl Verfondern 22 Nico Versloot 26 Ana Vetere 4 Mafred Wilms 22 Nikolay Zaretskiy 13
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.
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Thomas Jordan, Paul Adams, Inaki Azkarate, Daniel Baraldi, Herve Barthelemy, et al.. Achievements of the EC network of excellence HYSAFE. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier, 2011, 36 (3), pp.2656-2665. ⟨10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.05.087⟩. ⟨ineris-00963295⟩



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