Facilitate the safe and efficient deployment of hydrogen technology with performance and environmental engineering studies
Hydrogen’s versatility as a low-carbon energy carrier has resulted in its emergence as one of the key pathways to achieving net-zero emission targets. Yet deploying hydrogen-powered technology required overcoming several challenges, including overcoming the high energy requirements, safety risks, and cost requirements of hydrogen production, transportation, and storage.
Whether you are seeking to upgrade fossil-fuel based infrastructure and processing operations to accommodate the unique physical and chemical properties of hydrogen or need mitigation and ventilation strategies to tackle hazards linked to hydrogen leakage and flammability, RWDI can help.
As a leading climate and performance engineering consultancy, we provide analytical, physical, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling services to facilitate the implementation of hydrogen-based technologies.
We can help our clients with:
Blue hydrogen production entails equipping the conventional fossil-fuel based hydrogen production technologies, such as the energy-intensive and highly NOx emitting steam methane reformer (SMR), with carbon capture systems and NOx abatement technology.
We can help:
- Achieve regulatory compliance
- Improve operating efficiency
- Optimize retrofitted equipment
- Reduce operational costs
Hydrogen Storage & Transportation
Hydrogen is commercially stored and transported either in pure compressed or blended form to economically handle the low energy and mass densities of hydrogen. We use a combination of analytical, numerical, and experimental modeling tools to tackle the technical challenges and safety risks associated with hydrogen storage and transportation. Our services include modeling of the:
- blending dynamics of hydrogen and natural gas to design pressure loss efficient mixing devices and identify the optimal gas sampling locations, and
- release and dispersion of hydrogen to predict potential flammability hazards and develop mitigation solutions and ventilation strategies.
Replacing or blending natural gas with hydrogen requires physical upgrades to gas turbine combustion and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) exhaust systems to accommodate changes in combustion temperature, flame stability, NOx emissions, corrosion, flashback, and ignition properties.