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Safety and RCS of Large Scale Hydrogen Energy Applications

2022-2025
Task Manager: Dr. Andrei V. Tchouvelev
Task co-manager: Dr. Elena Vyazmina, Air Liquide, France

Brief Description

TASK 43’s WORKPLAN – Download it here

General Objectives

Hydrogen Council has recently completed a detailed analysis of safety and regulatory topics that are critical for significant market share penetration of hydrogen energy technologies. These critical topics included large scale compressed and liquid hydrogen systems, safety culture and management system, uniform methodologies for safety distances and hazardous areas classification, large scale electrolysis and confined environment.

All emerging large scale hydrogen applications must address common horizontal topics as follows:

Specific Objectives

  • Focus on large-scale compressed and liquid hydrogen energy systems and applications.
  • Focus on common horizontal safety & regulatory attributes of emerging large-scale hydrogen energy systems and applications.
  • Focus on developing uniform methodologies via case studies, available PNR and their results’ synthesis and analysis.
  • Focus on practical recommendations and solutions for industry and standardization and regulatory bodies:
    • Inform relevant international and national RCS development activities.
    • Help H2 industry with market deployment and establishment of best practices.
  • Focus on the development of joint products such as peer-reviewed publications, educational and training materials, conference papers, white papers, reports, new work item proposals for standard development…

Task Structure

Task: Safety and RCS of Large Scale Hydrogen Energy Applications (4th Edition since Task 19 in 2004)

Task Manager: Dr. Andrei V. Tchouvelev, Hydrogen Council

Subtask A: Social (Comprehensive) Risk

Subtask Leader: Prof. Tadahiro Shibutani, Yokohama National University

Subtask B: Safety Culture and Management System

Subtask Leaders: Nick Barilo, Centre for Hydrogen Safety / Nicolas Mey, Bureau Veritas

Subtask C: Safety Distance Methodologies

Subtask Leaders: Guy de Reals, Air Liquide / Richard Chang, Shell

Subtask D: Hazardous Areas Methodologies

Subtask Leader: Dr. David Torrado Beltran, ITM Power, UK

Subtask E: Hydrogen System Safety

Subtask Leader: Prof. Katrina Groth, University of Maryland

Subtask F: Dissemination

Subtask Leader: Dr. Andrei V. Tchouvelev, Hydrogen Council