European Commission
A EUROPEAN PROJECT SUPPORTED WITHIN
THE EUROPEAN UNION'S SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
FOR THE FUEL CELLS AND HYDROGEN JOINT TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
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HYPACTOR PROJECT

Pre-normative research on resistance to mechanical impact of composite overwrapped pressure vessels

 

Today's challenges

Hydrogen is expected to be highly valuable energy carrier for the 21st century, answering main societal and economical concerns.

Demonstrating and maximising its safety in use will contribute to promote its social acceptance and thus its extensive use as an energy vector.

Considering the feedback gathered on cylinders currently in service (mostly metallic), resistance to mechanical impact is of main concern. The HyPactor project, supported by FCH JTI, aims at strengthening the knowledge on influence of mechanical impact with respect to full composite (type-IV) high pressure cylinders integrity.

 

News
11 October 2016

New video of a test

Impact test: Drop tower 100kg P=0More


30 September 2016

Presentation of the project - WHEC 2016

CEA presented the project during the WHEC 2016, 13 June 2016 in Zaragoza (Spain). Presentation can be downloaded here. More


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