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

HyTunnel-CS

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

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

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; and
  • recommendations for RCS.

The objectives will be achieved by conducting inter-disciplinary 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.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
FCH-04-1-2018 PNR for safety of hydrogen driven vehicles and transport through tunnels and similar confined spaces
Lead Organisation: 

University Of Ulster

Address: 
Cromore Road
Coleraine
BT52 1SA
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€382,816
Partner Organisations: 

Service Public Federal Interieur

Address: 
RUE DE LOUVAIN 1
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€30,284

Universitetet I Sorost-Norge

Address: 
KJOLNES RING 56
3918 PORSGRUNN
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€153,963

Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Address: 
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
EU Contribution: 
€336,325

Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie - Instituut

Address: 
VLINDERWEG 6
2623 AX DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€46,688

Pro-Science - Gesellschaft Fur Wissenschaftliche Und Technische Dienstleistungen Mbh

Address: 
PARKSTRASSE 9
76275 ETTLINGEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€160,250

Fundacion Para El Desarrollo De Las Nuevas Tecnologias Del Hidrogeno En Aragon

Address: 
CR ZARAGOZA N 330A KM 566 CUARTE
22197 HUESCA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€113,594

Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie

Address: 
Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€239,679

International Fire Academy

Address: 
INDUSTRIEZONE KLUS 17
4710 BALSTHAL
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€174,394

"national Center For Scientific Research ""demokritos"""

Address: 
END OF PATRIARCHOU GRIGORIOU E AND 27 NEAPOLEOS STREET
15341 AGIA PARASKEVI
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€200,000

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Address: 
Anker Engelunds Vej
DKN/A2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€208,903

Health And Safety Executive

Address: 
MERTON ROAD, REDGRAVE COURT
BOOTLE MERSEYSIDE
L20 7HS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€379,044

Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "la Sapienza"

Address: 
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 ROMA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€74,063
Technologies: 
Development phase: