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Register NOW for our next Lunchtime Webinar - Wednesday 6th July 2022

23 June 2022

WEBINAR DETAILS

We are pleased to confirm our next FABIG Lunchtime Webinar covering 'Liquid hydrogen spills on water and risk of rapid phase transition' and presented by Lars Hov Odsaeter from SINTEF Energy Research on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 13.00 BST.

For additional information and registration, please go to the Events section of the website.

 

Abstract:

Hydrogen is a potential zero-emission energy carrier that can contribute to reduced emissions in the transport and energy sectors. Liquid hydrogen (LH2) has much higher volumetric energy density than compressed gaseous hydrogen. This is beneficial for large-scale storage and transport and for heavy-duty vehicles. LH2 is comparable to LNG, which has been applied as fuel for decades and whose behaviour and safety precautions are well known. When spilled onto water, LNG is known to sometimes, seemingly at random, undergo a localized explosive vaporization known as rapid phase transition (RPT). Such RPT events have the potential to have devastating consequences such as structural damage and cascading containment failures.

In the Norwegian research project SH2IFT (Safe Hydrogen Fuel Handling and Use for Efficient Implementation), we have investigated whether RPT is also an issue for LH2 spills. Both large-scale release experiments and thermodynamical modelling has been conducted. The models are based on established theory from LNG research and can estimate both triggering and potential consequences.

In this webinar talk, the theory of RPT will be described, and the main results and findings from the modelling work and experiments will be presented.

 

FABIG WEBINAR SERIES

We are now organising Lunchtime Webinars on a monthly basis. As such, we are always looking for interesting presentations for our Webinar Series, so please do not hesitate to contact us at fabig@steel-sci.com if you or one of your colleagues would like to present at a future FABIG Webinar.

Take care and stay safe,

The FABIG Team

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