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Pre-normative research on resistance to mechanical impact of composite overwrapped pressure vessels

Objectif

Hydrogen is expected to be a highly valuable energy carrier for the 21st century as it should participate in answering main societal and economical concerns. However, in order to enable its extensive use as an energy vector, it is of primary importance to ensure its societal acceptance and thus its safety in use. To this aim, hydrogen storage and transportation must be secured. In particular today, the knowledge on composite overwrapped pressure vessels’ (COPV) behaviour when submitted to mechanical impacts is limited and existing standards are not well-appropriate to composite materials.
The main objective of HYPACTOR is thus to provide recommendations for Regulation Codes and Standards (RCS) regarding the qualification of new designs of COPV and the procedures for periodic inspection in service of COPV subjected to mechanical impacts.
To this aim, experimental work will be combined with feedback from experience in order to:
- Understand and characterize the relationship between the impact, the damage and the loss of performance of COPV at short term and after further pressure loads in service;
- Develop models to predict at least short term residual performance of the impacted COPV;
- Assess relevant (non-destructive) inspection procedures and define pass-fail criteria for COPV in service subjected to mechanical impacts.
Different applications will be considered: stationary application, transportable cylinders, bundles and tube trailers.
The HYPACTOR project brings together partners with complementary expertise: experts in testing processes for compressed gaseous hydrogen (CGH2) storage in full composite vessels (CEA, WRUT), a gas company operating CGH2 technologies (AIR LIQUIDE), a pressure vessel supplier (HEXAGON), experts in characterization, particularly non-destructive testing (ISA, WRUT) and experts in modelling (NTNU), leading actors in international RCS development (HEX, AL, ISA, CEA), and an expert in European R&D collaborative project management (ALMA).

Appel à propositions

FCH-JU-2013-1
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Coordinateur

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Adresse
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Jean-Philippe Nicolai (Dr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 579 354,97

Participants (6)

L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 155 365,18
Adresse
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Latifa Merimi (Mrs.)
HEXAGON RAUFOSS AS
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 464 859,93
Adresse
Enggata 40
2830 Raufoss

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Per Sigurd Heggem (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE SOUDURE ASSOCIATION
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 277 098,32
Adresse
Rue Des Vanesses 90 Zi Paris Nord
93420 Villepinte

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Marie Haussard (Mrs.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Pologne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 185 080
Adresse
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Elżbieta Mazurek (Mrs.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 435 931,60
Adresse
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Lars E. Onsøyen (Mr.)
AYMING
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 45 975
Adresse
Rue Chaptal 114
92300 Levallois-perret

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Fabienne Brutin (Mrs.)