Hydrogen Fundamentals


This course is delivered face-to-face  over two full days or online as two hour sessions over five days.  The training delivers a broad but detailed overview of hydrogen and its use as an energy carrier. Attendees will develop a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges with hydrogen and develop an understanding of the properties and safety aspects of hydrogen, including its application to hydrogen plants and hydrogen refuelling stations. Attendees will learn to pinpoint the regulations, codes and standards applicable to their hydrogen endeavours, and understand various methods of producing, storing and using hydrogen. Attendees will learn what is required in an emergency response, along with how to build an emergency response guide for a hydrogen plant.

Attendees will receive a copy of the course materials as well as a certificate of attendance.


Topics Covered

Hydrogen physical and chemical properties

  • Key facts
  • Combustion behaviour
  • Materials compatibilities
  • Thermodynamics
  • Typical uses

Hydrogen production technologies

  • By-product hydrogen
  • Fossil fuel and biomass sources and processes
  • Electrolysis technologies
  • Handling and use considerations

Hydrogen storage technologies

  • Key considerations of storage systems
  • Physical storage as gas or liquid
  • Liquid chemicals
  • Solid state materials

Hydrogen conversion technologies

  • Combustion systems
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Performance considerations

Hydrogen applications

  • Hydrogen mobility
  • Other typical hydrogen energy applications
  • Advantages and disadvantages with respect to fossil fuels and batteries

Economics of hydrogen

  • Fundamental economic questions for hydrogen projecs
  • Resources for economic modelling and data
  • Hydrogen end use cost considerations

Hydrogen plant and refuelling station design

  • Considerations when scoping your project
  • What to consider in your designs
  • How refuelling stations work:
    • Configurations
    • Pressures
    • Temperatures
    • Flows
  • Testing, commissioning considerations and requirements

Case studies of hydrogen incidents

  • Study prominent incidents:
    • What went wrong and why
    • Outcomes and key learnings

Hydrogen safety and standards

  • Australian and New Zealand requirements
  • Pressure, electrical and hydrogen specific
  • How to approach depending on situation and application

Emergency response strategy

  • What to consider
  • What to do