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Pre-Normative Research for Thermodynamic Optimization of Fast Hydrogen Transfer

Objetivo

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.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Coordinador

Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Dirección
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Alemania
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 282 975
Contacto administrativo
Jan Zerhusen (Mr.)

Participantes (7)

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