Safety – hydrogen production and handling
A rapidly increasing demand for hydrogen will be met by rapidly increasing production; particularly via electrolysis using electricity from the sun and wind. After which, this hydrogen will also be stored.
With the report “Storage and transport – Failure modes in liquid hydrogen storage” (only available in Dutch) the WVIP provides information on the safety aspects surrounding the development of the hydrogen infrastructure and specifically liquid hydrogen and its storage.
Hydrogen production safety
With the report “What is the influence of additives on hydrogen explosions?” (Only available in Dutch) the WVIP provides information on the safety aspects surrounding the development of the hydrogen infrastructure and especially for parties involved in hydrogen production.
This paper addresses the knowledge question what influences hydrogen explosions?
Can certain additives have an amplifying influence on:
2. likelihood of deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT), or
3. ferocity of the explosion?
Transshipment within shipping
With the reports ‘Hydrogen bunkering standards guidelines procedures and checklist’ and ‘Swapping of hydrogen containers’ (both only available in Dutch), the WVIP provides information on the safety aspects surrounding the development of hydrogen infrastructure and specifically the bunkering (transshipment) of hydrogen within shipping.
Local production of hydrogen
Local production of hydrogen requires an understanding of the risks. To this end, a so-called HAZID (HAZard IDentification) study was conducted (Work Package 5 of WVIP). A HAZID study is intended to identify and evaluate potential problems and risks (e.g., knowledge gaps in hydrogen safety) and to identify barriers and recommend appropriate measures. In this way, one gets an overview of all the hazards posed by a development. The third study assesses local production and explicitly at a hydrogen filling station: WP 5 “Safety aspects and risks – HAZID study, report case 3 Local production of hydrogen at a filling station.” (Only available in Dutch)