Liquid Hydrogen: Safety and Design Considerations

Originally delivered Jan 26, 2023
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If you work with liquid hydrogen systems, avoiding incidents is an ongoing priority—and worry.Join this webinar to update your understanding of the unique properties and hazards of liquid hydrogen and learn best industry practices for their elimination or mitigation. 

You’ll review the equipment and various components that make up these systems and gain  valuable insight into their safe design and proper use, including how to handle leaks and spills. Packed with practical guidance, this webinar also addresses the construction of these systems and proper methods for locating them while complying with codes, standards and regulations. Attend and for one hour, you’ll focus solely on liquid hydrogen—not gaseous hydrogen—and the 

operational, design and construction considerations surrounding them. You’ll explore the delivery of liquid hydrogen, hydrogen safety, liquid hydrogen tanks and more while gaining safety and design strategies you can immediately apply.    

You’ll learn how to:  

•    Address design considerations for liquid hydrogen systems. 

•    Understand the equipment and components in a liquid hydrogen system.

•    Recognize what to consider when choosing a location for a liquid hydrogen system.

•    Identify codes, standards and regulation governing liquid hydrogen systems. 

•    Manage the unique properties and hazards of liquid hydrogen. 

•    Implement the process for delivery of liquid hydrogen at a site.

Presenters: Dr. Harold Beeson and Thomas Witte


Dr. Harold Beeson

Dr. Beeson joined WHA International in 2019 as a Principal Chemist and Forensic Scientist.  Previously, he was Chief of the Materials and Components Laboratories Office at the NASA White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces where he served 28 years. He led the teams that developed the NASA propellant safety manuals for hydrogen and oxygen and was an instructor for NASA and industry in courses on hydrogen safety and oxygen safety. He is a founding member of the Hydrogen Safety Panel and a member of ISO TC 197. Dr. Beeson is the author of over 200 papers and presentations in the areas of...Read more

Thomas Witte

Tom has been a member of the Hydrogen Safety Panel since 2015. He graduated valedictorian from Villanova University as a Chemical Engineer in 1983.  He promptly began working for Air Products and Chemicals designing industrial gas systems (nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, and hydrogen).  Tom has been involved in the installation of thousands of cryogenic and gaseous systems, including hydrogen-fueling stations.  He was the North American Engineering Manager for Air Products and Chemicals prior to retiring from Air Products in 2014 to start his own consulting company,...Read more

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