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Project HyTunnel-CS

Project subtitle

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

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 interdisciplinary 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.

Funding



Project partners

Coordinator :
CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

Partners :
DVGW - German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water
Aragon Hydrogen Foundation - Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón
KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
NCSR Demokritos - INRASTES

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

INTERNATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY

PRO-SCIENCE - GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL INTERIEUR

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE


Sub project(s)


Project Id: 1571

This project datasheet was last updated on : 15.07.2020

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