Advancement of the safe design and operation of gas turbines using hydrogen-based fuels
Identifying the bounds of safe design and operation
Aim to increase the range of fuels that can be safely used in power and heat generating plant
Hydrogen is likely to be an increasingly more important fuel component in the future. This £2m project is designed to advance the safe design and operation of gas turbines, reciprocating engines and combined heat and power systems using hydrogen based fuels.
Through new modelling and large-scale experimental work the project will identify the bounds of safe design and operation of high efficiency CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) and CHP (combined heat and power) systems operating on a range of fuels with high and variable concentrations of hydrogen.
The goals of the project are to increase the range of fuels that can be safely used in power and heat generating plant.
The project involves the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), an agency of the Health and Safety Executive, in collaboration with Imperial Consultants, the consulting arm of Imperial College London.