Principles of Hydrogen Safety
This module is delivered fully online or face-to-face as a block-release and focuses on the fundamentals of hydrogen safety science and engineering. It combines a variety of disciplines in an engineering framework 'Principles of Hydrogen Safety' that includes but not limited to relevant regulation, codes and standards. Insight into these principles is developed to enable the student to understand the origin and phenomenology of hydrogen safety problems involving unscheduled releases and dispersion of expanded and under-expanded jets, ignition mechanisms, microflames, hydrogen jet fires and associated hazard distances, etc. The case studies are part of the module to reinforce the best practice in hydrogen safety. The teaching and learning is underpinned by the use of contemporary tools from online NET-Tools e-Laboratory of hydrogen safety.
The list of lectures to be covered during the 12 week module:
Lecture 1: Introduction to hydrogen safety
Lecture 2: Hydrogen properties and hazards, comparison with other fuels
Lecture 3: Regulations, Codes and Standards (RCS) and hydrogen safety engineering
Lecture 4: Unignited releases
Lecture 5: Ignition of hydrogen mixtures
Lecture 6: Microflames
Lecture 7: Jet fires - Part 1
Lecture 8: Jet fires - Part 2
Lecture 9: Hydrogen permeation
Lecture 10: Compatibility of metallic materials with hydrogen
Lecture 11: Materials for hydrogen technologies
Lecture 12: Case studies
These lectures are designed to be delivered sequentially in the order shown above. At the end of each lecture there is a short multiple-choice quiz aimed at helping students to assess their level of understanding of the content in each lecture. However, in order to progress to the next lecture, he/she needs to achieve a score of 80% or above. It is envisaged that one lecture is completed per week. Provided discussion boards are dedicated for each lecture for students to raise any questions during the course of study.
Apart from 12 lectures, there will be 2 coursework assignments released in the middle and at the end of the module.