Hydrogen Safety

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

11am – 12pm MT


Sean Allan, Senior Project Engineer, TesTneT Canada
Widger Falk, The Hydrogen Academy

About the webinar:

Do you have questions and safety concerns regarding using hydrogen as a vehicle fuel? How is hydrogen different from other flammable gaseous fuels like Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)?

TesTneT is a global hydrogen testing specialist with over 30 years of experience, and will help show the answers to these questions, and more. In this 30 minute presentation (followed by a Q&A), they will cover some of the safety hazards specific to compressed hydrogen gas, provide tips and tricks to help mitigate these hazards, and introduce the relevant regulations, codes and standards pertaining to safe hydrogen usage. The webinar will also briefly touch on the concept of hydrogen embrittlement, and how this issue can be avoided in the design and construction of hydrogen systems.

This webinar is co-presented by The Hydrogen Academy.

About the presenters:

Sean Allan is a UBC Alumni with a Batchlor of Applied Science in Metals and Materials Engineering. He has worked for over 20 years in the hydrogen industry, specializing in testing of high pressure cylinders and components. Sean has assisted in the construction and development of two hydrogen specific testing laboratories, first at Powertech Labs Inc. where he worked for 17 years, and then a second lab which was built and constructed for CSA Group Langley, and then was purchased by TesTneT. Sean has participated in the standard development process for numerous hydrogen component standards such as HGV3.1: 2022 and others. Recently, with increased participation of newcomers to the Hydrogen Industry Sean has been providing hydrogen-specific training to help guide new employees and new companies on how to use hydrogen safely.

Widger Falk is a graduate engineer for energy and vehicle technology. He gained his practical experience as an aircraft and industrial engineer. He worked for 8 years in the aviation industry and then 23 years in the automotive industry. Here he was also responsible for the regional dealer working groups and trained the service managers. In 2015, Widger introduced the Toyota Mirai to the market for Toyota Germany. In the following years, he also took over product management and quality assurance for the fuel cell vehicle. Since then, he has been working on the topics of hydrogen and H2 infrastructure in mobility. Widger has been involved in the Hydrogen Academy since 2023.

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