Given the expected push for the expansion of hydrogen-related infrastructure, it is critical that industry leaders, regulators, and safety professionals understand the hydrogen-related hazards. The goal of this paper is to review the publicly available hydrogen test programs that have been performed by BakerRisk, our clients, and the Explosion Research Cooperative (ERC).
The ERC is a BakerRisk-organized joint industry program (JIP) founded in 1993. JIPs like the ERC are a great way to leverage research dollars to address industry concerns. ERC-funded research is highlighted yellow in the sidebar to the left. The ERC-funded research is proprietary to the ERC and is summarized via the publicly available prospectus documents as well as relevant photographs and still frames. Below are summaries of those four ERC-funded research projects, followed by descriptions of additional hydrogen-related testing efforts conducted by BakerRisk in collaboration with other groups and clients.