The workshop is a joint initiative from HYSAFE and the two projects PRESLHY and SH2IFT, focussing on hydrogen safety, with special emphasis on liquid hydrogen. Increasing interest in hydrogen in general and more specifically in large volumes has led to a growing need of the understanding of LH2 and related safety aspects of handling and use. Results and plans of the two projects will be presented, and additional invited expert speakers and key stake holders will join.

Draft programme

09:30 ‒ 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 ‒ 10:30 Welcome, HySafe, PRESLHY & SH2IFT (Project partners)

10:30 ‒ 11:00 Production, transport and handling of LH2: Safety issues and knowledge gaps (S. Jallais, Air Liquide)

              11:00 ‒ 11:20 Refreshments

11:20 ‒ 11:40 SH2IFT ‒ Update on planned LH2 BLEVE and LH2 RPT experiments (K. v. Wingerden & M. N. Holme, Gexcon)

11:40 ‒ 11:55 SH2IFT ‒ Invitation to blind-prediction benchmark exercise on jet fires (N.K. Reitan, RISE Fire Research)

11:55 ‒ 12:20 Invited talk – Quantitative risk assessment of LH2 systems: data and model needs (E. Hecht, SANDIA)  

              12:20 ‒ 13:15 Lunch

13:15 ‒ 13:30 Overview of results from PRESLHY (general, strategy, connected work) ‒ (T. Jordan KIT)

13:30 ‒ 13:45 PRESLHY ‒ Release and distribution (A. Venetsanos, NCSRD)

13:45 ‒ 14:00 PRESLHY ‒ Ignition (S. Hawksworth or S. Coldrick, HSL - TBC)

14:00 ‒ 14:15 PRESLHY ‒ Combustion (M. Kuznetsov, KIT)

14:15 ‒ 14:30 PRESLHY ‒ Expected impact and dissemination routes of outcomes (D. Cirrone, UU )

               14:30 ‒ 14:50 Refreshments

14:50 ‒ 15:20 Industry perspective ‒ Large scale LH2 supply chain project & H2 gas turbine demonstration (K. Morimoto, Kawasaki HI)

15:20 ‒ 15:40 Industry perspective ‒ MAN Cryo marine liquid hydrogen fuel gas system (N. N, MAN Cryo)

15:40 ‒ 16:00 Industry perspective ‒ World’s first hydrogen electric car ferry – driven by LH2 (I. Østvik, Norled)

16:00 ‒ 16:20 Industry perspective ‒ Liquid hydrogen bunker vessel (M. Bøhlerengen, Moss Maritime)

16:20 ‒ 17:00 Panel discussion and Q&A - Safe introduction of LH2: Challenges, bottlenecks, regulations and public acceptance

              17:00 End

Registration fee 500 NOK, includes lunch and refreshments during coffee breaks.

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