Hydrogen and the natural gas network-Oct-21

Hydrogen and the natural gas network

26/10/2021 09:30 - 12:30
A course for professionals working in the gas supply and appliance industries delivered online on 2 consecutive days (26 and 27 October) in 2 sessions from 09:30 to 12:30 on each day.
Online training
Members: £350.00

Non members: £450.00


All prices exclude VAT

Hydrogen has a key role in the UK’s energy strategy. Technical and management staff in related industries need a sound understanding of the issues surrounding its deployment. This training course is designed to meet that requirement.

Hydrogen is currently receiving considerable governmental attention, and yet many people in the industry know little about its properties and complexities. We’re often asked: 

- If hydrogen only has a third of the calorific value of natural gas won’t the pipes have to be three times larger and cost three times more?

- How can it be odorised?

- Doesn’t it leak from the pipes?

- Modifying a boiler is surely very expensive?

- Can we manufacture dual-fuel boilers?

This course will equip you with the facts to answer these and many more questions, and so enable you to concentrate on the real unknowns.

About the course

The course covers the main aspects of hydrogen as a utility, and why this is seen as a potential route to meeting our legal requirement to achieve net-zero carbon emissions 2050. It is designed for those with an appreciation of the existing natural gas network and the principles of combustion.

Course outline

- The environmental benefits of using hydrogen as a fuel

- The principles of combustion and hydrogen-specific aspects

- Why different concentrations of hydrogen deserve consideration

- The fundamental principles of the network conversion process from natural gas to hydrogen

- The fundamental safety issues of hydrogen compared to natural gas

- The fundamental principles of hydrogen production

- How to store hydrogen

- How to transport hydrogen

- The principal factors relating to appliance modification for conversion to hydrogen

- The economics of hydrogen production and use

Who should attend?

Technical and management staff who require a sound understanding of the issues surrounding the deployment of hydrogen. Anyone with an appreciation of the existing natural gas network and the principles of combustion.

Joining instructions

The training will take place online via MS Teams. Once you have booked you will be sent your joining invite nearer the date of the course.

Email events@igem.org.uk or call +44 (0)1509 678150