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Design and Development of Sustainable Compressed Hydrogen Storage Tank: Course

Updated: Jan 20

What's covered

This course aims to provide

  • An overview of the development perspective of hydrogen storage solutions.

  • Starting with highlighting the need for lighter and more reliable tanks.

  • Following up with the discussion on types of hydrogen tanks and their usage scenario.

  • Manufacturing of these tanks from traditional and upcoming new methods. A special section is dedicated to thermoplastic hydrogen tanks to highlight the sustainability aspect of the materials.

  • A selection guide to identifying the right liner, matrix, and fiber material are presented to provide an overview of the importance of each component.

  • Design-related methods for modeling the tank are summarized with essential tools and their limitation are covered. Special attention is dedicated to dome design and design process flow compared to detailed processes.

  • Towards the end, a full chapter is dedicated to Regulations, Codes, and Standards regarding the safe and reliable operation of hydrogen tanks. Special attention is paid to each sector's specific standards and main tests required for their certifications.

  • Key Takeaways from the author's point of view are highlighted towards the end.

Possible Learning

  • Why there is a need for lighter hydrogen tanks?

  • Why there are different types of hydrogen tanks? What are Type-I or Type-V tanks?

  • What are the present manufacturing methods for Hydrogen Storage Tanks?

  • How does selecting the right material impact the sustainability of Hydrogen Storage Tanks?

  • How does selecting the right manufacturing methods impacts the sustainability of Hydrogen Storage Tanks?

  • How to select Hydrogen Storage Tank Liners and overwrapping composites?

  • What are the safety considerations to be taken into account while designing the Hydrogen Tanks?

  • What testing standard to follow for Hydrogen Storage tanks for different types of vehicles?

  • What are the most common type of tests that a Hydrogen storage tank has to go under for getting safety approval?


Introduction

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is securing a spot in the future of advanced mobility and energy revolution, as engineers explore multiple avenues in the quest for decarbonization. The feasibility of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles specifically relies on the development of safe, lightweight, and competitive solutions for hydrogen storage. After demonstrating hundreds of vehicles, today commercial hydrogen tanks are in the early stages of market launch, adopting configurations using composite materials. However, the production rate is still low and the cost is high.


Jump directly to the right information

  1. Why do we need lighter hydrogen tanks?

  2. What is a Hydrogen Tank & Tank-Types

  3. Filament winding hydrogen tanks (Thermoset)

  4. Thermoplastic Tape Winding of Hydrogen Tank

  5. Traditional Filament winding vs. Robotic Winding

  6. How to select the right Hydrogen tanks Liners, Metrix, and Fiber materials

  7. Optimal design for composite high-pressure hydrogen storage tank

  8. Hydrogen storage tanks: testing, certification, codes & standards

  9. Key takeaways

  10. Sources

1. Why do we need lighter hydrogen tanks?

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is securing a spot in the future of advanced mobility and energy revolution, as engineers explore multiple avenues in the quest for decarbonization. The feasibility of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles specifically relies on the development of safe, lightweight, and competitive solutions for hydrogen storage. After demonstrating hundreds of prototype vehicles, today commercial hydrogen tanks are in the early stages of market launch, adopting configurations using composite materials. However, the production rate is still low and the cost is high.


2. What is a Hydrogen Tank & Tank-Types


The article highlights the different types of hydrogen tanks and their capabilities. Highlighting specifics of why such tank classification exists in simplifying the terminology and benefits of the type of tanks' for particular applications.

3. Filament winding hydrogen tanks (Thermoset)