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Enhanced Design Requirements and Testing Procedures for Composite Cylinders intended for the Safe Storage of Hydrogen

Objective

Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the use of hydrogen as an energy vector. To improve volumetric and gravimetric performance, carbon fiber composite cylinders are currently being developed. However, current standards governing the design, qualification and in-service inspection of carbon fiber composite cylinders do not allow cylinder design to be optimized. In particular, safety factors for cycle life and burst pressure ratios appear to be conservative, which results in the cylinders being overdesigned and thus costly. Furthermore, the requirements in these standards are often not based on degradation processes in composite materials but have been adapted from standards covering metallic cylinders.

To address these issues, HyCOMP will conduct pre-normative research on high-pressure type III and type IV composite cylinders for hydrogen storage and transport for automotive, stationary and transportable applications. The project will generate all the data necessary to develop a comprehensive scientific and technical basis for fully justifying as well as improving the full set of requirements defined for ensuring the structural integrity of the cylinders throughout their service life, covering design type approval, manufacturing quality assurance, and in-service inspection.

The outcome of the project will be recommendations gathering broad support for improving the applicable European and international standards and regulation on high-pressure hydrogen cylinders for automotive, transport and stationary applications, as well as defining a strategy for implementing these changes. These recommendations will include performance-based design requirements, and improved procedures for type testing, batch testing and in-service inspections.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

L AIR LIQUIDE SA
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 149 310,65
Administrative Contact
Clemence Devilliers (Dr.)

Participants (11)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 208 547
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thépenier (Ms.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 503,20
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
THE CCS GLOBAL GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 445
Address
Church Road 11
KT23 3PB Great Bookham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Randy Dey (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 87 585
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédérique Frionnet (Ms.)
EADS COMPOSITES AQUITAINE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 54 246,15
Address
Route De Lacanau 19
33160 Salaunes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Follain (Mr.)
FABER INDUSTRIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 133 946
Address
Via Dell'industria 23
33043 Cividale Del Friulli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Toffolutti (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
HEXAGON RAUFOSS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 240 280
Address
Enggata 40
2830 Raufoss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stig Einar Vildaasen (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 71 051
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elżbieta Mazurek (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 44 814
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carole Goutorbe (Ms.)