Safety and material integrity

Developing critical knowledge on H2 and NH3 safety and material integrity in production, transport, storage and end use to reduce risk and increase end-user confidence and widespread uptake

Research area lead: Nicola Paltrinieri, NTNU

Background: Current material selection and design experience hydrogen-induced degradation, which reduces system lifetimes. Moreover, there is a general lack of safety standards and risk-management frameworks for hydrogen (H2), as well as a poor understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of some hazardous H2/ammonia (NH3) phenomena, which hinders implementation.
Nicola Platrinieri
safety

Research Area 4 (RA4) aims to reduce risk and increase end-user confidence in and widespread uptake of H2 and NH3 technologies by developing critical knowledge on safety and material integrity in their production, transport, storage and end use

Hypothesis

H2 and H2 technologies can be safely implemented at a large scale by developing specific guidelines and standards for H2 and NH3.

Material integrity

WP 4.1 – Hydrogen uptake and diffusion, critical degradation mechanisms, lifetime assessments, and polymer ageing.

Lead: Vigdis Olden, SINTEF Industry

Safety and risk assessment

WP 4.2 – Risk-management framework, frequency analysis and physical phenomena.

Lead: Lars Odsæter, SINTEF Energy Research

Anticipated results

  • Reduced material degradation
  • Framework for safe handling
  • Validated tools for operation analysis