Themes and Topics

Behaviour of Gaseous and Liquid Hydrogen and hydrogen mixtures

  • Release, dispersion
  • Ignition and auto-ignition
  • Combustion: fire, deflagration, detonation, transitional effects

Physical effects, consequence analysis

  • Thermal, overpressure, missile effects
  • Effects on humans and environments
  • Incidents, accidents and near misses

Hydrogen effects on materials and components

  • Embrittlement
  • Permeation/blistering
  • Liquid Hydrogen compatibility

Risk / safety management

  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Risk assessment (cost-benefit analysis, safety perception, acceptance and harm criteria, uncertainties, decision making, human factor)
  • Risk-informed safety engineering
  • Prevention and Mitigation (active, passive, sensors, safety distances)
  • Insurance
  • Safety solutions and implementation of H2 technologies

Regulations Codes and Standard (RCS)

  • Pre-normative research (needs, approaches, incorporation of QRA)
  • Post normative experience (case studies)
  • Comparison/compatibility with other fuels
  • Safety of Hydrogen carriers in regional/international trade (e.g. shipping, rail, pipelines)
  • Permitting of large scale applications

Communication, Education, and training

  • Stakeholder Communication (policy, financial and communities)
  • Public perception and acceptance
  • First and second responders training
  • Safety Databases and lessons learnt
  • Technician training

Safety in hydrogen infrastructure

  • Production
  • Storage, distribution and transport (pipelines, gaseous, liquid, other chemical carriers)
  • Handling and Use
  • Shipping road and rail transport

Power to Hydrogen and Hydrogen to Power related safety issues

  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety of material
  • Normative or Pre-normative

H2 fuelling stations deployment experience

  • Safe design
  • Indoor/outdoor fuelling
  • Permitting
  • Mitigation practices
  • Co-location with other fuelling option
  • Mixed/blended hydrogen fuels (HCNG)
  • HCNG

Safety in hydrogen vehicle / station interface

  • On-board storage
  • Vehicle operation in tunnels and garages
  • Material handling and operations in warehouses

Hydrogen Safety aspects in other applications / industries / technologies

  • Chemical plants
  • Oil refinery
  • Space-aircrafts-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones)
  • Nuclear
  • Defense applications
  • Maritime applications e.g boats, submarines
  • Mining industry
  • Semiconductor/electronic industries, electrical generators, neutron beams and other fundamental experiments
  • Residential applications of hydrogen and mixtures
  • Heat

Energy storage systems

  • Pressurised and Liquid storage
  • H2 solid-storage materials
  • Grid scale storage