ABS joins EU-funded liquid hydrogen containment blueprint mission

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June 7, 2024,
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Ajsa Habibic

Classification society ABS has come on board the LH2CRAFT mission, a overview initiative funded by the European Union (EU) seeking to revolutionize liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage on a huge scale.

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The LH2CRAFT mission is a joint effort of the overview consortium comprising 14 contributors from 9 a amount of countries, administered by Greece-primarily based completely mostly Hydrus Engineering S.A. and Germany’s Technische Universitat Dresden.

The first goal is to invent a next-period sustainable, commercially comely, and safe containment abilities for long-term storage and transportation of LH2 on ships.

As defined, this EU-funded mission objectives to invent an modern containment blueprint of membrane-kind that will be accessible for all commercial vessels carrying hydrogen as cargo (and whilst gasoline namely functions) over longer distances and in immense volumes (in liquid create).

The consortium is working to hold a membrane-kind containment blueprint, leveraging the most well-liked abilities, in a position to storing LH2 at frigid temperatures of -253 °C on a huge scale, reaching as much as 200,000 m3. The mission scope furthermore entails the creation of a 10-tonne (180 m3) prototype to validate the unusual hold.

For this mission, ABS will overview the LH2 containment, coping with, and distribution systems as fragment of the process which works against approval in precept (AiP).

“Adopting hydrogen as cargo must overcome a number of technical challenges moreover to to the old challenges of infrastructure construction, regulatory frameworks, security protocols and financial viability. On the opposite hand, these barriers are balanced by exceptional opportunities. Besides to to contributing to world efforts to fight climate switch, constructing a hydrogen price chain can spur technical innovation, create employment opportunities and attach unusual markets,” acknowledged Panos Koutsourakis, ABS Vice President, Worldwide Sustainability.

In 2023, ABS published the ABS Requirements for Liquefied Hydrogen Carriers, addressing security and technical standards for vessels carrying liquefied hydrogen, including criteria equivalent to equivalent to risk overview, unusual ideas, unusual abilities qualification, cargo containment, stress piping systems, ventilation, and fire protection, among others.

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