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Title: Two-tier tube-trailer pressure consolidation operation method for hydrogen refueling station cost reduction

Abstract

An operation strategy known as two-tier “pressure consolidation” of delivered tube-trailers (or equivalent supply storage) has been developed to maximize the throughput at gaseous hydrogen refueling stations (HRSs) for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The high capital costs of HRSs and the consequent high investment risk are deterring growth of the infrastructure needed to promote the deployment of FCEVs. Stations supplied by gaseous hydrogen will be necessary for FCEV deployment in both the near and long term. Here, the two-tier pressure consolidation method enhances gaseous HRSs in the following ways: (1) reduces the capital cost compared with conventional stations, as well as those operating according to the original pressure consolidation approach described by Elgowainy et al. (2014) [1], (2) minimizes pressure cycling of HRS supply storage relative to the original pressure consolidation approach; and (3) increases use of the station’s supply storage (or delivered tube-trailers) while maintaining higher state-of-charge vehicle fills.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Energy Systems Division
  2. Dept. of Energy (DOE), Washington DC (United States). Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
OSTI Identifier:
1426237
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0360-3199
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; 2-tier; cost reduction; hydrogen refueling station; pressure consolidation; tube-trailer; two-tier

Citation Formats

Reddi, Krishna, Elgowainy, Amgad, Rustagi, Neha, and Gupta, Erika. Two-tier tube-trailer pressure consolidation operation method for hydrogen refueling station cost reduction. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.125.
Reddi, Krishna, Elgowainy, Amgad, Rustagi, Neha, & Gupta, Erika. Two-tier tube-trailer pressure consolidation operation method for hydrogen refueling station cost reduction. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.125.
Reddi, Krishna, Elgowainy, Amgad, Rustagi, Neha, and Gupta, Erika. Wed . "Two-tier tube-trailer pressure consolidation operation method for hydrogen refueling station cost reduction". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.125.
@article{osti_1426237,
title = {Two-tier tube-trailer pressure consolidation operation method for hydrogen refueling station cost reduction},
author = {Reddi, Krishna and Elgowainy, Amgad and Rustagi, Neha and Gupta, Erika},
abstractNote = {An operation strategy known as two-tier “pressure consolidation” of delivered tube-trailers (or equivalent supply storage) has been developed to maximize the throughput at gaseous hydrogen refueling stations (HRSs) for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The high capital costs of HRSs and the consequent high investment risk are deterring growth of the infrastructure needed to promote the deployment of FCEVs. Stations supplied by gaseous hydrogen will be necessary for FCEV deployment in both the near and long term. Here, the two-tier pressure consolidation method enhances gaseous HRSs in the following ways: (1) reduces the capital cost compared with conventional stations, as well as those operating according to the original pressure consolidation approach described by Elgowainy et al. (2014) [1], (2) minimizes pressure cycling of HRS supply storage relative to the original pressure consolidation approach; and (3) increases use of the station’s supply storage (or delivered tube-trailers) while maintaining higher state-of-charge vehicle fills.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.125},
journal = {International Journal of Hydrogen Energy},
number = 5,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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