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

Objective

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).

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 579 354,97
Administrative Contact
Jean-Philippe Nicolai (Dr.)

Participants (6)

L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 155 365,18
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Latifa Merimi (Mrs.)
HEXAGON RAUFOSS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 464 859,93
Address
Enggata 40
2830 Raufoss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Sigurd Heggem (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE SOUDURE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 277 098,32
Address
Rue Des Vanesses 90 Zi Paris Nord
93420 Villepinte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie Haussard (Mrs.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 185 080
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elżbieta Mazurek (Mrs.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 435 931,60
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars E. Onsøyen (Mr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 45 975
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Brutin (Mrs.)