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Zero-hazard gas storage by multisensing optical monitoring system

Objective

The ZEM project addresses the development of a monitoring system to verify the integrity of composite high-pressure tanks for natural gas or hydrogen. Stationary and mobile applications will be considered and a demonstrator related to vehicle propulsion will be developed. Currently proposed inspection techniques of composite vessels involve off-vehicle visual inspection and pressure testing which is labour intensive and requires expensive equipment. The proposed approach, based on fibre optic sensors, facilitates simple but detailed evaluation of the structural integrity, monitored on-line during tank refuelling. The project focuses in particular fibre optic sensors and their embedding in the material, composite tank manufacturing, signature recognition algorithms and interrogation methods.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy

Participants (5)

AIRBORNE DEVELOPMENT B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Overgoo 2P Fleetpark
2260 BB Leidschendam
SGS-TUEV SAARLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Tuev 1
66280 Sulzbach (Saar)
SMARTEC SA
Switzerland
Address
Via Al Molino 6
6916 Bedano
ULLIT SA
France
Address
Rue Des Ajoncs
36400 La Chatre
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
George Street 204
G1 1QE Glasgow