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Pre-Normative Research for Thermodynamic Optimization of Fast Hydrogen Transfer

Objective

Hydrogen transfer concerns filling and emptying processes. Filling generates heat which can lead to overheating of composite pressure vessels especially when filling transportable containers or fuelling vehicles. Emptying generates cooling. Excessive cooling may occur during delivery of hydrogen from a trailer. The HyTransfer project will address both issues.

As hydrogen vehicle refuelling is the leading application the project will thus focus on fast filling of composite tanks. To avoid overheating, the speed of transfer can be limited or the gas cooled prior to introduction. Both impacts performance and costs, temperature control is thus essential for optimization of gas transfer. Temperature limits of transfer can apply to material, that must not exceed design temperature (e.g. 85°C), or to gas that must not exceed a specified limit. HyTransfer aims to develop and experimentally validate a practical approach for optimizing means of temperature control during fast transfers of compressed hydrogen to meet the specified temperature limit (gas or material), taking into account the system’s thermal behaviour. Whereas existing approaches focus on gas temperature and specify gas pre-cooling temperature, this project will be based on the implementation of a simple model predicting gas and wall temperature to determine the amount of cooling required to avoid exceeding the limit temperature, and on the specification of cooling energy, rather than a fixed pre-cooling temperature. The relevant parameters obtained from a simple test for characterizing the thermal behaviour of a tank system will also be determined.

This project aims to create conditions for an uptake of the approach by international standards, for wide-scale implementation into refuelling protocols. The new approach will be thus evaluated and its benefits quantified with regards to performance, costs, and safety. Finally, recommendations for implementation in international standards will be proposed.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Address
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 282 975
Administrative Contact
Jan Zerhusen (Mr.)

Participants (7)

L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 604 211
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Latifa Saber (Mrs.)
THE CCS GLOBAL GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 158 367
Address
Church Road 11
KT23 3PB Great Bookham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Randy Dey (Mr.)
HEXAGON RAUFOSS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 253 647
Address
Enggata 40
2830 Raufoss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Sigurd Heggem (Mr.)
HONDA R&D EUROPE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 828
Address
Carl Legien Strasse 30
63073 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Haessler (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Mrs.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 101 856
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrice Soullie (Mr.)
TESTNET ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 800
Address
Schleissheimer Strasse 95
85748 Garching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marius Herr (Dr.)