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Improving Hydrogen Safety for Energy Applications (HySEA) through pre-normative research on vented deflagrations

Objective

The aim of the HySEA project is to conduct pre-normative research on vented deflagrations in enclosures and containers for hydrogen energy applications. The ambition is to facilitate the safe and successful introduction of hydrogen energy systems by introducing harmonized standard vent sizing requirements. The partners in the HySEA consortium have extensive experience from experimental and numerical investigations of hydrogen explosions. The experimental program features full-scale vented deflagration experiments in standard ISO containers, and includes the effect of obstacles simulating levels of congestion representative of industrial systems. The project also entails the development of a hierarchy of predictive models, ranging from empirical engineering models to sophisticated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element (FE) tools. The specific objectives of HySEA are:
- To generate experimental data of high quality for vented deflagrations in real-life enclosures and containers with congestion levels representative of industrial practice;
- To characterize different strategies for explosion venting, including hinged doors, natural vent openings, and commercial vent panels;
- To invite the larger scientific and industrial safety community to submit blind-predictions for the reduced explosion pressure in selected well-defined explosion scenarios;
- To develop, verify and validate engineering models and CFD-based tools for reliable predictions of pressure loads in vented explosions;
- To develop and validate predictive tools for overpressure (P) and impulse (I), and produce P-I diagrams for typical structures with relevance for hydrogen energy applications;
- To use validated CFD codes to explore explosion hazards and mitigating measures in larger enclosures, such as warehouses; and
- To formulate recommendations for improvements to European (EN-14994), American (NFPA 68), and other relevant standards for vented explosions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydrogen energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GEXCON AS
Address
Fantoftvegen 38
5072 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 538 100

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 450 390
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 625
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FIKE EUROPE BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 191 590
Address
Toekomstlaan 52
2200 Herentals
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPETUS ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 59 075
Address
Strandgaten 32
4400 Flekkefjord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
University of Science and Technology of China

Participation ended

China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Jinzhai Road 96
230026 Hefei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
No 193 Tunxi Road
230009 Hefei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments