Quantitative Risk Assessment

Sandia’s Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) team develops methodologies to identify hazards, understand risk drivers, and develop strategies to reduce risk in hydrogen infrastructure. The models, data, methods, and tools developed by Sandia facilitate the use of science and engineering to support the development of codes and standards that ensure the safe use of hydrogen.  [...]

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Developing Reliable, Low-Cost Hydrogen Infrastructure The Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology Project (H2FIRST) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project initiated in 2015 and executed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. For the wide-spread adoption of FCEVs, additional fueling stations need to be constructed [...]

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Hydrogen Behavior

The Turbulent Combustion Laboratory (TCL) provides a well-controlled, lab-scale environment for testing hydrogen release characteristics. Outfitted with several lasers, the TCL is uniquely suited to make high-fidelity, non-intrusive measurements of hydrogen release and combustion phenomena. The optical diagnostics employed in this laboratory include line-imaged Raman scattering, Raleigh Scattering, laser-induced fluorescence, particle imaging velocimetry, and Schlieren [...]

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Materials & Components Compatibility

Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California maintains unique, state-of-the-art research facilities to address both fundamental scientific and applied engineering questions related to the interactions of gaseous hydrogen with materials. Principal research staff engage in research programs addressing sustainable energy for next generation energy technologies, such as fuel cell technologies, as well as national security, manufacturing [...]

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Market Transformation

Maritime Applications for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Sandia works with partners in the maritime industry to identify, design and evaluate ways in which hydrogen fuel cells can provide power to ports and on-board vessels such that energy consumption, emissions, and noise pollution are reduced as compared with traditional fuels [...]

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CRF Summer Undergraduate Internship Opportunities – Apply by January 10, 2014

The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) is seeking undergraduate and community college interns for 10-week appointments in summer 2014. Interns will be paired with a CRF scientist to conduct experimental, computational, or modeling research related to CRF programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens majoring in math, physical science, or engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0. [...]

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Partnership Opportunities

Resources: Steps to Commercialization Sandia’s Technology Partnership website Partnerships for Business, Industry and Nonprofits  A non-exhaustive list of test opportunities are: Rotors and blades New rotor blades/reference testing Minimal time and cost is required to exchange rotor blades. Other SWiFT turbines can serve as reference turbines and/or provide upwind turbulence interaction for wind farm study. [...]

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About the Facility

Test-Bed Wind Turbines Allow Facility Flexibility While Providing Reliable Data in Many Regimes SWiFT will initially consist of three research-scale wind turbines (modified Vestas V27s) with the first two turbines spaced three diameters apart, perpendicular to the oncoming wind, and the third turbine five diameters downwind. (The turbines form a 3-, 5-, and 6-rotor-diameter-length triangle.) The [...]

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ESTAP Webinar: Briefing on Sandia’s Maui Energy Storage Study

March 6, 2013 14:00 — 15:00 Eastern The Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership project of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Department of Energy is presenting a webinar featuring a case study conducted by Sandia National Laboratory on the Island of Maui and its goals of increasing its renewable energy capacity and the [...]

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Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing

On November 24, 2012 the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) began testing of the Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) solar receiver shroud.  Fifteen days of solar testing are scheduled for this testing.  The flux levels on the shroud range between 100 and 500 suns.  The work is sponsored by PWR in cooperation with the Department [...]

By | 2019-11-20T21:35:27+00:00 December 19th, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, EC, Energy, Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing