Design of A Safe and Economical Way to Store and Transport Hydrogen Gas Commercially

Serra, Andrew (2004). Design of A Safe and Economical Way to Store and Transport Hydrogen Gas Commercially Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Serra, Andrew
Thesis Title Design of A Safe and Economical Way to Store and Transport Hydrogen Gas Commercially
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Theordore Steinberg
Total pages 151
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
The scope of this thesis is the design of a system that can safely and economically store and transport large amounts of hydrogen gas. This hydrogen is to be used in fuel cell vehicles, which require it to be in its gaseous form.

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles produce water and little to no harmful emissions as a biproduct. This thesis examines several different ways of storing and transporting the hydrogen gas safely and economically and gives reasoning for the selection of the compressed hydrogen gas method.

Presently, large amounts of hydrogen gas are stored and transported at relatively low pressures in cast steel vessels that reduce the systems’ efficiency. The system presently used by BOC Gas Australia was analysed in this thesis. This system has efficiencies that are not acceptable to standards set by the United States Department of Energy on vessels that store hydrogen for the fuel cell transportation industry. The goal of this thesis was to design a system that could exceed the standards set by the US Department of Energy for 2005.

The hydrogen storage and transportation system that was designed in this thesis exceeds the targets set by the US Department of Energy for 2005 by 55%. The system yields an overall factor of safety of 2.2. Though the design is effective, the recommendations need to be followed in order for the system to be certified and produced commercially.
Keyword Hydrogen Gas Transport

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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