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Pre-normative research on resistance to mechanical impact of composite overwrapped pressure vessels
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.
30 September 2016
CEA presented the project during the WHEC 2016, 13 June 2016 in Zaragoza (Spain). Presentation can be downloaded here.21 December 2015
The project has been presented during the Composite Pressure vessel symposium 2015 on the 4th of November, in Berlin (Germany). Patrick Breuer (HEXAGON) represented the consortium and gave an overview of the project and its...