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PNR for safety of hydrogen driven vehicles and transport through tunnels and similar confined spaces

Objective

"The aim of the HyTunnel-CS project is to perform pre-normative research for safety of hydrogen driven vehicles and transport through tunnels and similar confined spaces (FCH-04-1-2018). The main ambition is to facilitate hydrogen vehicles entering underground traffic systems at risk below or the same as for fossil fuel transport. The specific objectives are: critical analysis of effectiveness of conventional safety measures for hydrogen incidents; generation of unique experimental data using the best European hydrogen safety research facilities and three real tunnels; understanding of relevant physics to underpin the advancement of hydrogen safety engineering; innovative explosion and fire prevention and mitigation strategies; new validated CFD and FE models for consequences analysis; new engineering correlations for novel quantitative risk assessment methodology tailored for tunnels and underground parking; harmonised recommendations for intervention strategies and tactics for first responders; recommendations for inherently safer use of hydrogen vehicles in underground transportation systems; recommendations for RCS. The objectives will be achieved by conducting inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research by a carefully built consortium of academia, emergency services, research and standard development organisations, who have extensive experience from work on hydrogen safety and safety in tunnels and other confined spaces. The complementarities and synergies of theoretical, numerical and experimental research will be used to close knowledge gaps and resolve technological bottlenecks in safe use of hydrogen in confined spaces. The project outcomes will be reflected in appropriate recommendations, models and correlations could be directly implemented in relevant RCS (UN GTR#13, ISO/TC 197, CEN/CLC/TC 6, etc.). HyTunnel-CS will reduce over-conservatism, increase efficiency of installed safety equipment and systems to save costs of underground traffic systems."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 382 816,25

Participants (12)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 678,75
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 153 962,50
Address
Kjolnes Ring 56
3918 Porsgrunn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 379 043,75
Address
Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 208 902,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 113 593,75
Address
Cr Zaragoza N 330A Km 566 Cuarte
22197 Huesca
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 174 393,75
Address
Industriezone Klus 17
4710 Balsthal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 062,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 687,50
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL INTERIEUR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 30 283,75
Address
Rue De Louvain 1
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 336 325
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRO-SCIENCE - GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 250
Address
Parkstrasse 9
76275 Ettlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)