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

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."

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)

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 678,75

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 153 962,50

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 379 043,75

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 208 902,50

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 113 593,75

INTERNATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 174 393,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 74 062,50

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 46 687,50

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL INTERIEUR

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 30 283,75

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 336 325

PRO-SCIENCE - GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 160 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826193

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 2 500 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom