Identification, Preparation and Dissemination of Hydrogen Safety Facts to Regulators and Public Safety Officials

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Call for proposals: 
Application area: 
Cross-cutting issues
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HyFacts aims to develop and initiate dissemination of training material for Regulators and Public Safety Officials, which are responsible persons and work for entities, having to position themselves in the increasing number of upcoming installation of hydrogen-related technologies in public areas, companies, universities, research centers, fairgrounds, harbor sites and other places where fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) installations and mobile applications shall be installed and operated in the near future.

In the past it could be observed that permission problems could have been avoided if the relevant involved persons would have had a higher level of knowledge regarding hydrogen and its related technologies based on already implemented technology, actual research results, realised projects and the regulations, codes and standards (RCS) currently in effect.

The HyFacts project aims to develop and disseminate fully up-to-date contemporary material for customized training packages for regulators and public safety experts providing accurate information on the safe and environmentally friendly use of hydrogen as an energy carrier for stationary and transport applications under real conditions. The training material will focus on the fundamental aspects of hydrogen safety and on the safety approaches and criteria developed in standards and according to which hydrogen systems are engineered for the safe use of hydrogen under all circumstances.

Project reference: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2009.5.2 - Training initiatives for regulators
Project type: 
Supporting action
Contract type: 
Coordination and Support Action
Start date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
End date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
30 months
Project cost: 
€ 1,400,631
Project funding: 
€ 1,044,409

TÜV SÜD Akademie GmbH, Germany

Mr Christian MACHENS
Other participating organisations: 
Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy France
The CCS Global Group Ltd. UK
Federazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche e Tecniche Italy
Health and Safety Laboratory UK
University of Ulster UK