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Project HyCOMP

Project subtitle

Enhanced Design Requirements and Testing Procedures for Composite Cylinders intended for the Safe Storage of Hydrogen

Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the use of hydrogen as an energy vector. To improve volumetric and gravimetric performance, carbon fiber composite cylinders are currently being developed. However, current standards governing the design, qualification and in-service inspection of carbon fiber composite cylinders do not allow cylinder design to be optimized. In particular, safety factors for cycle life and burst pressure ratios appear to be conservative, which results in the cylinders being overdesigned and thus costly. Furthermore, the requirements in these standards are often not based on degradation processes in composite materials but have been adapted from standards covering metallic cylinders. To address these issues, HyCOMP will conduct pre-normative research on high-pressure type III and type IV composite cylinders for hydrogen storage and transport for automotive, stationary and transportable applications. The project will generate all the data necessary to develop a comprehensive scientific and technical basis for fully justifying as well as improving the full set of requirements defined for ensuring the structural integrity of the cylinders throughout their service life, covering design type approval, manufacturing quality assurance, and in-service inspection. The outcome of the project will be recommendations gathering broad support for improving the applicable European and international standards and regulation on high-pressure hydrogen cylinders for automotive, transport and stationary applications, as well as defining a strategy for implementing these changes. These recommendations will include performance-based design requirements, and improved procedures for type testing, batch testing and in-service inspections.

Project Information

Type of project : Research

Timing : 01/01/2011 > 31/03/2014

Project Budget : 3.642.153 €

Funding



Project partners

Coordinator :
L'AIR LIQUIDE S.A

Partners :
MINES ParisTech/ARMINES PERSEE
CCS Global Group Ltd.
CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

EADS COMPOSITES AQUITAINE SAS

FABER INDUSTRIE SPA

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

HEXAGON RAUFOSS AS

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

AYMING


Sub project(s)

1

Sub project 1

Country
France
Address

Quai d'Orsay 75 75007 PARIS 07

Sub project categories
geo
48.8621238, 2.304652

Project Id: 995

This project datasheet was last updated on : 21.11.2017

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