Skip to main content

Pre-normative REsearch for Safe use of Liquide HYdrogen

Objective

In the proposed project PRESLHY pre-normative research for the safe use of cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2) will be performed. The consortium consists of European key organizations from the International Association for Hydrogen Safety HySafe with the relevant background related to LH2 safety research and will be coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. The work program duly refers to the outcomes of Research Priorities Workshops commonly organized by IA HySafe, EC JRC, and US DoE. Via HySafe and IEA HIA it will be aligned with other international activities also dedicated to safety issues of LH2, in particular with current research done at Sandia National Laboratory SNL. The results will help to improve the knowledge base and state-of-the-art, which will be reflected in appropriate recommendations for development or revision of specific international standards.

So, the main objectives of PRESLHY are to identify critical knowledge gaps and to close these by developing and validating new appropriate models. Based on these results and with the better understanding of the relevant phenomena, specific engineering correlations will be derived which will help to evaluate mitigation concepts and safety distance rules for LH2 based technologies. The derived models and correlations could be directly implemented in new standards ans/or will fill current gaps in risk assessment tools, like the US supported hydrogen risk assessment toolkit HyRAM, and increase their validated scope of application. In general it will remove over-conservative requirements for innovative solutions, allows for cost-efficient safer design and for internationally harmonised, performance based standards and regulations.
These objectives are fully aligned with Euroepean scientific-technological interests and strategies and very important to further the safe introduction and scale-up of hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 339 498

Participants (8)

L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 174 140
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 809
Address
Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HYDROGEN SAFETY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 105 691
Address
Rue Du Trone 98
1050 Brussels Ixelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 122 486
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 138 375
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRO-SCIENCE - GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 200
Address
Parkstrasse 9
76275 Ettlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 031
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 94 047
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments