Technical Program

*Please note this schedule is subject to change. Check back frequently for updates. Last updated: 10.13.19.

Monday, October 14th 


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Morning Coffee
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome - Nick Barilo, Director, Center for Hydrogen Safety
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Plenary Speaker

Tyson Eckerle, Go Biz, State of California
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Plenary Speaker

Bill Elrick, California Fuel Cell Partnership
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Plenary Speaker

Tetsufumi Ikeda, HySUT
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary Speaker

Stefan Schirm, H2-Mobility
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Session 1: Safety in Traditional Industrial Applications

Session Chair: Rick Tedeschi, Tedeschi Consulting Solutions
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM Effective Application of QRA to Hydrogen Fueling Operations

Karen Vilas, BakerRisk-Process Safety
10:55 AM - 11:20 AM Novel Risk-Based Design Approach for Hydrogen Refueling Stations

Nilesh Ade, Texas A&M University
11:20 AM - 11:45 AM Abating Volatile Organic Compounds in Low Pressure (ATMOSPHERIC) Hydrogen Process Flows Using a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

Sumanth Addagarla, Chevron
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Safety Planning for Hydrogen Applications

Don Frikken, Becht Engineering Co., Inc.
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Panel discussion 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:35 PM Session 2: Learnings from Recent Incidents

Session Chair: Richard Kallman
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM Review: A Hydrogen Tank Explosion in Gangneung, South Korea

Seong Kim, Gangwon Technopark
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM Dave Farese, Air Products
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM Explosion in Ammonia Back End Process Lead to Damage in Plant Assets

Anton Widodo, Pupukkaltim
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM Panel Discussion
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM Coffee Break
3:25 PM - 5:00 PM Session 3: Codes and Standards: Keeping Pace with Hydrogen

Session Chair: Jennifer Hamilton, California Fuel Cell Partnership
3:25 PM - 3:50 PM Overview and Recent Developments for the Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models (HyRAM) Toolkit

Brian Ehrhart, Sandia National Labs
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM Use of Active Monitoring for Hydrogen Facility Risk Reduction

William Buttner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
4:15 PM - 4:40 PM Hydrogen Storage for Refueling Stations

John W. Felbaum, Fiba Technologies
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Panel Discusssion
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception (list of poster presenters)

Tuesday, October 15th


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Morning Coffee
8:50 AM - 9:20 AM Plenary Speaker

Jay Keller, IA HySafe
9:20 AM - 11:50 AM Session 4: Safe Use and Handling of Cryogenic Hydrogen

Session Chair: Jake Leachman, Washington State University
9:20 AM - 9:45 AM Miguel Maes, NASA
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM Optimal Safe Fueling of Hydrogen Powered Industrial Trucks

Constantinos Minas, Plug Power
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM Kevin Riggs, Air Liquide
10:50 AM - 11:15 AM Dave Farese, Air Products
11:15 AM - 11:40 AM Panel Discussion
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Lunch
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Plenary talk: Global industry perspective on safety

Karine Boissy-Rousseau, Air Liquide
12:40 PM - 2:05 PM Session 5: Safety for Transformational Applications

Session Chair: Aaron Harris, Air Liquide & Center for Hydrogen Safety, Industry Chair
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM Hydrogen Application in Maritime Industry: Safety Codes & Standards Requirements

Narendra Pal, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Hydrogen Safety for Mobile Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Applications

Tom Witte, Witte Engineered Gases
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM Mobile Refueler Presentation

Spencer Quong, Toyota
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

GTR 13 Phase 2 and HD Safety Requirements Discussion

Nha Nguyen, Nikola Motors

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Panel Discussion
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Session 6: Ask a Panel Member

Chair: Will James,
SRNL
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Session 7: Future Activities and Priorities of the Center for Hydrogen Safety - Open Discussion
2:50 PM - 2:55 PM Wrap-Up: Nick Barilo, Director of Center for Hydrogen Safety
2:55 PM - 3:30 PM Open Discussion
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Closing Remarks