- Advancement of the safe design and operation of gas turbines using hydrogen-based fuels
- Identified the bounds of safe design and operation
- Aimed to increase the range of fuels that can be safely used in power and heat generating plant
Hydrogen is an increasingly important fuel component. This £3.5m project was 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 identified the bounds of safe design and operation of high efficiency combined cycle gas turbine and combined heat and power systems operating on a range of fuels with high and variable concentrations of hydrogen.
The goals of the project were to increase the range of fuels that could be safely used in power and heat generating plant.
The project involved the Health and Safety Laboratory, an agency of the Health and Safety Executive, in collaboration with Imperial Consultants, the consulting arm of Imperial College London.
Data output from this project can be found by visiting: http://ukerc.rl.ac.uk/DC/cgi-b...