Call for Abstracts for CHS Europe 2023 Conference | AIChE

Call for Abstracts for CHS Europe 2023 Conference

The Center for Hydrogen Safety has intiated its call for abstracts for its 2023 Europe Conference. The purpose behind the Center's conferences is to create a space for applied hydrogen safety topics to be discussed, to provide a space for collaboration and community, and to give opportunity for your...

The Center for Hydrogen Safety has intiated its call for abstracts for its 2023 Europe Conference. The purpose behind the Center's conferences is to create a space for applied hydrogen safety topics to be discussed, to provide a space for collaboration and community, and to give opportunity for your questions to be answered. With that in mind we vet all abstracts that are submitted to ensure that they are specific to the hydrogen industry, that they are applied and not R&D topics, and that they in someway address safety. In order to ensure that your abstract is accepted by the organizing committee please review your abstract to make sure that these three things are obvious. Abstracts that do not meet this criteria will be sent back for clarification or rewrite. 

This  year the organizing commitee has selected the below listed session topics. Click on each of them to see a description.

When you are ready to submit your abstract go to the bottom of the page and click "submit your abstract". This will take you to our conference programming application. Click on "Begin Submission" under the "General Submissions" header. The system will ask you to login with your AICHE credentials. Don't have a login? No problem! Click on the blue hyperlink that says "Guest Account" to submit your abstract. We look forward to reading your abstract. 

Session Topics

Incidents and Lessons Learned

​​​​​​​This session will include talks around lessons that have been learned through operation of hydrogen equipment and facilities, lessons learned from incidents, lessons learned from review of incident databases, and lessons learned from other potential sources. 

Regulations, Codes, and Standards

This session will include presentations about regulations, codes, and standards. Including presentations such as reviews of existing standards, regulations, and codes, identifying gaps in those standards, exposures and safe distances, and other relevant topics. 

Fundamental Safety Considerations and Best Safety Practices

​​​​​​This session will cover talks centered around hydrogen safety fundamentals and best safety practices. This would include talks around hazards and mitigation strategies, hydrogen detection and detection technologies, collocation of hydrogen with other hazardous materials, material compatibility considerations when working with hydrogen, and other relevant topics

Hydrogen Safety in Production and Process Industries

​​​​​​This session will include presentations addressing safety topics aimed at producers of hydrogen. This would consist of talks that identify safety considerations specific to SMR, electrolysis, and other production methods; other relevant hydrogen safety topics will also be accepted.

Injections of Hydrogen to Pipeline and Blending Applications

​​​​​​​This session will cover talks around the subject of safety considerations around injecting hydrogen into pipelines for blending purposes. Session talks will include topics such as material compatibility of new or existing pipeline networks, safety of different natural gas and hydrogen blends, end user safety, lessons learned from pilot projects, odorization considerations, and other topics relevant to hydrogen and natural gas blending.

Hydrogen Safety in New Applications

​​​​​​​This session will  include presentations aimed at hydrogen safety considerations in new applications. This will include presentations on hydrogen safety focused on topics such as new heavy duty vehicle applications, liquid hydrogen in sea transport, gaseous hydrogen in river transport, hydrogen powered ferries, hydrogen powered aircraft, hydrogen powered railcars, and other relevant new application topics. 

Transportation of Hydrogen

​​​​​​This session will include talks aimed at the subject of safety in the transport of hydrogen. This would include talks focused on topics such as over the road transport via trucks, transport of hydrogen via pipelines, transport of hydrogen via rail, and other relevant safety related transport topics. 

Public Education and First Responder Training

​​​​​This session will include presentations around the subject of educating the public on hydrogen safety and training first responders in hydrogen safety. This would include talks around public outreach and "license to do business", training up first responders, addressing public concerns around safety, and other relevant topics. 

Have an abstract that doesn't fit one of these?

Have an abstract that doesn't fit one of these? Not sure which topic your abstract fits into? We encourage you to find the topic that comes the closest to your abstract and submit anyways! 

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