23-24 November 2017
The HySEA project will be presented at the FCH JU Programme Review Days in Brussels on 23-24 November 2017.
6 November 2017
The deadline for submitting model predictions for the second HySEA blind-prediction (see below) has been extended to Monday 6 November 2017.
23 October 2017
Anyone interested in participating in the second HySEA blind-prediction study (see above) should register by Monday 23 October 2017.
10-12 October 2017
Gexcon and UWAR presented results from the project during the Thirty-Fifth United Kingdom Explosion Liaison Group (35 UKELG) meeting, hosted by DNV GL at the Spadeadam test site on 10-12 October 2017.
29 September 2017
Gexcon organized the Second HySEA Workshop in Bergen on Friday 29 September 2017.
28 September 2017
Gexcon organized the Second HySEA Demonstration at the test site on Sotra on Thursday 28 September 2017.
The Demonstration and Workshop are linked to the second HySEA blind-prediction study, that focuses on vented hydrogen deflagrations in 20-foot ISO containers with inhomogeneous mixtures.
Second HySEA blind-prediction
The first announcement for the second HySEA blind-prediction study can be downloaded HERE.
Please note that the document will be updated with new information. The current version was issued on 20 August 2017.
Questions from the modellers
Q1: What is the temperature of the release?
A1: The temperature of the release is not straightforward to predict in advance. Hydrogen from one or several high-pressure cylinders will pass through a pressure reduction valve, a 30-40 meter long 3/4-inch hose, a flow meter/controller, and finally into the container. To accomodate the modellers, Gexcon will perform a preliminary test where the temperature of the release is measured at the exit. This test will be completed once the necassary instrumentation is in place, most likely during week 42 (i.e. 16-20 Octoberr). The submission deadline for model predictions have been postponed accordingly (from Monday 25 September to Monday 6 November).
Q2: Where will the holes for letting out excess air be positioned?
A2: Excess gas will be allowed to escape from the container through 20 holes, 10 on each side of the container, as indicated with red dots in the figure below. The holes will be about 51 mm (2 inches) in diameter, and the centre of the holes will be about 0.10 m above the floor inside the container.
Q3: What is the exact position of the release relative to the back wall of the container?
A3: The exact distance from the back wall will be provided as soon as possible. The release will be along the centre line of the container, and in the middle of the pipe rack obstacle, pointing upwards.
Registration for the second blind-prediction OPEN!
Anyone interested in participating in the first HySEA blind-prediction study can register by sending an e-mail to Prof. Marco Carcassi at University of Pisa (see Contacts)
The registration deadline for the second blind-prediction study is Monday 23 October 2017.
Please include the text “HySEA blind-prediction” in the title of the e-mail, in addition to the following information:
- Full name of the modeller or modellers that will be involved.
- Contact information: e-mail (required) and telephone (optional).
- Affiliation: organization, department and address.
- Whether/which modellers intend to participate in the demonstration and workshop on 28-29 September 2017 (see above).
Submission of model predictions
The model predictions for the blind-prediction should be submitted by e-mail to Prof. Marco Carcassi at University of Pisa (see Contacts) by Monday 6 November 2017. Please note that this is an extended, and most likely the final, submission deadline (any further changes will be announced here).
25-27 September 2017
Gexcon organized the Fourth Progress and Advisory Board meeting in the HySEA project in Bergen on 25-27 September 2017.
14 September 2017
Partners in the HySEA consortium presented results from the project at the workshop "Hydrogen Safety: Prospects for Hydrogen Technologies and Applications" in Hamburg on 14 September 2017. The workshop is hosted by IEA Hydrogen Task 37 on Hydrogen Safety.
11-13 September 2017
Partners in the HySEA consortium presented results from the project at the Seventh International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2017) in Hamburg, Germany, on 11-13 September 2017. Eigth of the papers presented at ICHS 2017 presented results from the HySEA project.
30 July - 4 August 2017
Gexcon and the University of Warwick presented results from the HySEA project at the Twenty-sixth International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (26 ICDERS) in Boston, USA.
5 July 2017
Gexcon participated in a meeting with representatives from Healt and Safety Executive (HSE) at Harpur Hill, Buxton. The purpose of the meeting was to learn from the experiences gained during the experimental campaigns performed as part of the Hyindoor project.
3-4 July 2017
Gexcon and the University of Warwick presented results from the HySEA project at the IEA Hydrogen Task 37 on Hydrogen Safety meeting hosted by Healt and Safety Executive (HSE) at Harpur Hill, Buxton.
28-30 June 2017
University of Pisa presented results from the HySEA project at the Twelfth HYdrogen POwer THeoretical and Engineering Solutions International Symposium (HYPOTHESIS XII) in Syracuse, Sicily.
29-31 May 2017
University of Pisa, Gexcon and the University of Warwick participated in the HySafe meeting hosted by University of Pisa in Tirrenia on 29-31 May 2017. In connection with the HySafe meeting, the members of the HySEA consortium organized a separate meeting with representatives from of the Hyindoor project.
17 May 2017
Fike presented the HySEA project at the Process Safety Congres in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, on 17 May 2017.
16 May 2017
FCH JU hosted the mid-term review meeting for the HySEA project in Brussels on Tuesday 16 May 2017.
10-12 May 2017
Fike and Gexcon presented the HySEA project at Hazards 27 in Birmingham, UK, on 10-12 May 2017.
1-3 March 2017
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the Thirteenth International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo (FC EXPO 2017) in Tokyo during the World Smart Energy Week 2017. A representative from Gexcon was present at the Norwegian pavilion (Booth Number E60-23) at FC EXPO on 1-2 March.
28 February 2017
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the Japan-Norway Hydrogen seminar “Collaboration within hydrogen future market and value chain” at the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo.
30 November 2016
Universita di Pisa distributed the Second HySEA Newsletter.
28-29 November 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the IEA HIA Task 37 meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
21 November 2016
Gexcon presented a poster describing the HySEA project at the FCH 2 JU Programme Review Days in Brussels, Belgium (21-22 November 2016).
21 November 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project during the FCH 2 JU Programme Review Days in Brussels, Belgium (21-22 November 2016).
18 November 2016
The European Commission approved an amendment to the HySEA Grant Agreement (AMD-671461-3) where the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is replaced by Hefei University of Technology (HFUT) replaces in the HySEA consortium.
8-9 November 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the FLACS User Group (FLUG) meeting in Paris, France.
26-28 September 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the HySafe Research Priority Workshop and HySafe General Assembly in Petten, the Netherlands.
23 September 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at Green Energy Day in Bergen, Norway.
9 September 2016
Gexcon organized the first HySEA Workshop in Bergen, Norway. The event included an overview of the HySEA project, a summary of the results from the first blind-prediction stydy in HySEA, an overview of the modelling in FLACS-Hydrogen v10.5 (first released on 30 May 2016), and some prospects for further development and validation towards the next release.
8 September 2016
The newspaper SYSLA published an article on the HySEA project. The article includes a video that contains an interview with the coordinator and shows a hydrogen-air explosion in a 20 ft. ISO container. an interview with two members of the advisory board.
8 September 2016
Gexcon organized live demonstration experiments of hydrogen explosions in containers for the HySEA consortium and the modellers that participated in the first blind-prediction study in the HySEA project.
6-7 September 2016
Gexcon organized the Second Progress Meeting in the HySEA project in Bergen, Norway. Four members of the Advisory Board attended the meeting.
24-29 August 2016
Gexcon presented a paper describing the model evaluation protocol for HySEA at the Eleventh International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions (11 ISHPMIE) in Dalian, China.
17 June 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the IEA HIA Task 37 meeting in San Sebastian, Spain.
31 May - 1 June 2016
Gexcon presented the HySEA project at the FLACS User Group (FLUG) meeting in Bergen, Norway.
30 May 2016
Gexcon and Universita di Pisa announced the first HySEA blind prediction study and the First HySEA Workshop on 8-9 September 2016.
29 April 2016
Gexcon visited Hefei University of Technology and presented the HySEA project in connection with the Eight International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards in Hefei, China, on 25-28 April 2016.
25 April 2016
Gexcon and University of Warwick visited University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, in connection with the Eight International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards in Hefei, China, on 25-28 April 2016.
3-5 April 2016
Fike Europe hosted the First Progress Meeting in the HySEA project in Herentals, Belgium.
16-18 December 2015
Universita di Pisa promoted the HySEA project at the Piero Lunghi Conference (EFC15) in Naples.
28 November 2015
Universita di Pisa distributed the First HySEA Newsletter.
30 October 2015
Gexcon presented the HySEA project during the Fifty-fourth UKELG Discussion Meeting "Advances in Explosion Modelling" at University of Warwick.
23 October 2015
19-21 October 2015
Partners from the HySEA project presented the project during the Sixth International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) in Yokohama, Japan. The dissemination activities included a poster, flyers and mentioning during oral presentations during the conference.
14-16 September 2015
Gexcon hosted the Kick-off meeting for the HySEA project in Bergen, Norway, on 14-16 September 2015.
1 September 2015
Official start-up of the HySEA project. The project duration is three years.