Event

Hydrogen industry technical series

5.30pm — 8.30pm, 15 February — 19 April 2023
Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

A practical dive into the technical elements of the hydrogen industry. 

This interactive in-person program held over a 10-week period introduces the current technical aspects of hydrogen technologies, projects and capabilities.

 

Delivered by leading hydrogen industry practitioners and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Energy, the program covers integral topics required by engineers to commence practising in the hydrogen industry. The objective of the program is to provide detailed information on the technical and practical aspects of hydrogen plan design, operation and product development.

Included are panel discussions and three site visits with time for networking with subject matter experts and other attendees at each session.

The sessions will cover:

  • How systems work with reference to gas and power flows and unit operations (process flow diagrams), work packages, etc.
  • Key design elements and features of each system including specific relevant plant safety considerations.
  • Detail of main plant items and components and their functional description.
  • Applicable technical specifications with reference to performance guarantees and relevant codes and standards.
  • Technical operation and maintenance of commercial scale operating plants (as opposed to conceptual or detailed engineering designs).
  • Key engineering design, technical and operational challenges and remedies.
  • The role and applied skill sets of engineers in hydrogen project or product design, manufacturing and execution.
  • Priority areas to bolster the skills and competencies of Australian hydrogen engineers.

Session content and depth of detail will match the standard understanding of a professional engineer. For example, a high level of understanding of the nature and operation of common unit operations including compressors, pumps, gas storage, power transformers, wiring, etc.

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Program

Sessions begin at 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start each Wednesday from 15 February to 19 April

Site visits begin at 10.15 am for a 10.30 am start. Attendees will be offered complimentary transport to and from the venue. 

February

  Wednesday 15 February, 6.00-8.30 PM AEDT
Electrolytic hydrogen production, purification and process safety
Speakers: Martin Hablutzel, Head Sustainable Energy Systems Asia Pacific and China, Siemens Energy

This session will provide attendees with a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of an electrolysis plant with reference to process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • the key features of different types of electrolysers
  • electrolyser stack design and operation
  • balance of plant items
  • heating and cooling
  • feed water treatment
  • reverse osmosis
  • hydrogen drying and purification
  • line purging
  • power system management
  • in-service testing
  • plant layout.
  Wednesday 22 February, 6.00-8.30 PM AEDT
Gaseous hydrogen: compressor plant and process safety
Speakers: Solmaz Ghelichi, Engineering Manager, Australian Fluid Handling

This session will provide attendees with a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of a hydrogen compressor plant with reference to process flow diagrams, plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover

  • the key design and operation features of a hydrogen compression plant
  • compressor staging
  • hydrogen flow regulation
  • leak and heat management
  • compressor maintenance and servicing.
March
  Wednesday 1 March, 6.00-8.30 pm AEDT
Gaseous hydrogen: storage, transport and process safety

This session will provide attendees with a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of gaseous hydrogen storage for a range of industrial uses with reference to process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we’ll cover

  • the technical specification, material selection, bundling and use of hydrogen cylinders of different classes
  • tube trailers, materials selection and flow regulators for on-board and stationary bulk storage.
  Wednesday 8 March, 6.00-8.30 pm AEDT
Liquid hydrogen: liquefaction, storage, vaporisation, transport and process safety
Speakers: Mark McKechnie, Director of Hydrogen Sales - Asia, Chart Industries; Wodek Jakubik, Innovation Manager, Coregas; Hirofumi Kawazoe, General Manager Hydrogen Engineering Australia, Kawasaki Heavy Industries

This session will provide attendees a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of liquid hydrogen storage and transport for a range of industrial uses with reference to process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • basic hydrogen liquefaction process
  • liquefier design
  • liquid hydrogen storage vessels/cold boxes
  • liquid hydrogen tanker design and operation
  • boil-off management and minimisation
  • in-service testing and plant layout.
  Thursday 9 March, 10.15 am -12.30 pm AEDT
Tour of Coregas liquefaction site in Hastings
Corner of Bayview Road and Long Island Drive, Hastings VIC 3915

This site visit will provide attendees an overview of the key features of a hydrogen liquefaction plant.

In this visit we’ll cover:

  • a general overview of the trial liquid hydrogen pilot plant
  • filling of the LH2 Suiso Frontier ship
  • practical aspects of hydrogen liquification and storage
  • liquid hydrogen: gas, liquid and electrical process safety measures. 
Ross Renna
Ross Renna
Regional Engineering Manager, Coregas

Ross is a Chartered professional mechanical engineer with more than 25 years' gas industry experience and expertise in engineering and project management. He has worked in industrial gas plant manufacturing, operations and customer gas applications within local and global organisations. Ross served in the role of Transition Manager for the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain pilot project where liquid hydrogen was successfully produced and transferred to the world’s first liquid hydrogen ship (Suiso Frontier) in Hastings, Victoria and then shipped to Kobe, Japan.  He set up and supported site operations and managed commercial aspects of the project.

  Wednesday 15 March, 6.00-8.30 pm AEDT
Hydrogen pipelines and process safety
Speakers: Hossein Khalilpasha, Asset Advisory Team Lead, Worley; Bart Calvert, Infrastructure Development – Project Development & Assurance, APA Group

This session will provide attendees with a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of a pipeline, carrying either pure hydrogen or a mixture of hydrogen and natural gas with reference to process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • key features of hydrogen and hydrogen-natural gas pipeline design
  • testing and operation
  • hydrogen injection
  • hydrogen and gas mixing
  • pipeline material integrity and in-service testing.
  Wednesday 22 March, 6.00-8.30 pm AEDT
Fuel cells: transport, power applications and process safety
Speakers: Noel Dunlop, Vice President, Energys; Victoria Munro, Hydrogen and Advanced Technologies Lead and Manager, H2X Global

This session will provide attendees a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of a fuel cell plant, process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams with reference to fuel cell system safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • key features of different types of fuel cells
  • fuel cell stack design and operation
  • balance of plant items
  • heat and feed water treatment
  • gas handling
  • power system management
  • in-service testing
  • plant layout.
  Thursday 23 March, 10.15 am - 12.30 pm AEDT
Site visit to Energys in Mulgrave
Host: Dr Noel Dunlop, Vice President, Energys
2 Anzed Circuit, Mulgrave VIC 3170

This site visit will provide attendees an overview of the key features of electrolyser and fuel cell plant design and assembly.

In this visit and workshop we'll cover:

  • electrolysers design, assembly and testing
  • fuel cells design, assembly and testing
  • process control
  • system integration. 
  Wednesday 29 March, 6.00-8.30 pm AEDT
Fuel cells: transport, power applications and process safety 2
Speakers: Sean Blythe, CEO, ENGV

This session will provide attendees a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of fuel cell electric vehicles for different classes of land vehicles with reference to vehicle manufacture, vehicle performance testing, operation, safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover the key design features of fuel cell electric land vehicles.

April
  Wednesday 5 April, 6.00-8.30 pm AEST
Hydrogen dispensation and process safety

This session will provide attendees a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of hydrogen refuelling stations with reference to process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • key features of a gaseous hydrogen refuelling station
  • plant design and operation
  • balance of plant items, including compressor integration and storage tanks
  • mobile station trailers
  • decanting of hydrogen
  • system testing and plant layout.
  Thursday 6 April, 10.15 am - 12.30 pm AEST
Site visit to Toyota Hydrogen Centre
Host: Troy D'Souza, Senior Engagement and Education Specialist, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
494 Grieve Parade, Altona North VIC 3025

This site visit will provide attendees an overview of the key features of a hydrogen production and refuelling facility.

In this visit we'll cover:

  • hydrogen vehicle refuelling
  • on-site hydrogen production
  • vehicle servicing.
Exclusive site visit available with purchase of the full series. 
  Wednesday 12 April, 6.00-8.30 pm AEST
Hydrogen turbines and process safety

This session will provide attendees a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the key design and operational elements of hydrogen turbines of various capacities for a range of combined heat and power uses with reference to process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • key features of hydrogen microturbine design and operation
  • balance of plant items
  • power generation
  • system cooling
  • heat recovery
  • system testing
  • plant layout.
  Wednesday 19 April, 6.00-8.30 pm AEST
Hydrogen plant and system integration, automation and control, measurement, detection and process safety

This session will provide attendees a broader technical understanding and appreciation of the necessary process automation and control architecture, technical functional description with reference to piping and instrumentation diagrams and plant safety, maintenance and servicing considerations.

In this session we'll cover:

  • critical integration of various unit operations in a typical hydrogen plant including nitrogen, oxygen, water and chemical handling systems
  • devices for hydrogen measurement
  • sensing and leak detection.
Speakers

More speakers will be announced in 2023.

 

Bart Calvert
Bart Calvert
Infrastructure Development – Project Development and Assurance

Bart has more than 30 years' experience since graduating as a mechanical engineer. Most of Bart’s experience has been in the oil and gas industry. He has held roles in design, project management, construction, commissioning and asset management related to pipelines and their related facilities. Bart is responsible for front end project design of natural gas and new energy projects including hydrogen, CO2 and ammonia pipeline projects. 

Craig Dugan
Craig Dugan
CEO, Optimal Group Australia

Craig is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated 30 year history of working in senior roles in the oil and energy industry. Ten years ago Craig founded Optimal Group, a system integrator of Capstone microturbine and gas skid packages utilising different gaseous fuels including hydrogen, biogas, LPG, natural gas or butane. 

Craig Ehrke
Craig Ehrke
CEO, Skai Energies

Over more than two decades, Craig's career has spanned large multi-national and mid-size businesses throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and the Asia Pacific. Through these roles he worked from FMCG to defence to life sciences and industrial gases and was constantly focused on supporting the continuous improvement of businesses operations and the development of global technologies.

Steve Foster
Steve Foster
Business Development Manager, Swagelok Australia & New Zealand

Steve Foster specialises in Clean Energy and the Emerging Hydrogen Economy. With more than 20 years’ experience in fluid systems, he is passionate about insuring safety and functionality through training, correct material and design, and sharing knowledge across industry. Steve is working closely with companies leading the energy transition in addition to peak industry associations and education providers to develop proven industry leading specifications and training programs. 

Biance Goebel
Bianca Goebel
Strategy Manager, Oracle

Bianca is an advocate for the protection of future generations. She is passionate about using systems thinking to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges – with a focus on the energy transition. Chartered as a chemical engineer, Bianca has complimented her technical engineering skill set with management experience as CEO of a NFP, strategy experience via top tier management consulting firm BCG and by completing an MBA, placing within the top 5 per cent of the cohort. 

Martin Hablutzel
Martin Hablutzel
Head Sustainable Energy Systems, Siemens Energy Australia

Martin Hablutzel is responsible for the Sustainable Energy Systems portfolio activities of Siemens Energy for Asia Pacific and China. The portfolio includes hydrogen electrolysers, power-to-x, solar PV and hybrid energy solutions. He has been heavily involved in promoting the opportunities for hydrogen technology in its latest renaissance through market development, government dialog, numerous speaking engagements and interviews. Martin was a member of Alan Finkel’s stakeholder group contributing toward the formation of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy. 

Hossein Khalilpasha
Hossein Khalilpasha
Asset Advisory Team Lead, Worley/Advisian

Hossein received his PhD from the University of Queensland where he investigated integrity of pipelines. He leads Worley’s asset advisory team in the East Coast of Australia where he has been heavily involved in energy transition projects with clients in Australia and globally and specifically with H2 in pipelines. He is Worley’s Global Subject Matter Expert in Hydrogen Pipelines; asset remaining life assessment and life extension studies. This has resulted in being involved in the front end of developing knowledge and industry guidelines for H2 pipelines shaping the direction of research and innovation. 

Baptiste Pagès
Baptiste Pagès
Energy Transition Solution Development Manager, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Japan

Baptiste joined Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions France in 2018 as a Process and Proposal Engineer in the Gas Processing Product Line. He was then assigned as Product and Proposal Manager in the LH2 Product Line to develop the solutions and proposals for key hydrogen liquefaction projects. Most recently he has been appointed as Energy Transition Solution Development Manager for Cryogenic Technologies in Kobe, Japan to support the APAC region on the Energy Transition market for Liquid Hydrogen production and CO2 capture opportunities.

Nathan Pearce-Boltec
Nathan Pearce-Boltec
Technical Solutions Engineer Clean Energy, BOC Limited

Nathan is a mechanical engineer who has performed a number of roles across the entire engineering life cycle and has a passion for understanding how all things work. Nathan began his professional career supporting document control and project workflows for a major construction company in 2009. He then conducted energy audits, managed design and drafting projects and completed construction feasibility studies for a consulting firm. Since 2014, Nathan has designed and project managed many installations and managed the VIC/TAS team that maintain the applications assets in the medical, scientific, industrial, food and clean energy industries for BOC Limited.

Ross Renna
Ross Renna
Regional Engineering Manager, Coregas

Ross is a Chartered professional mechanical engineer with more than 25 years' gas industry experience and expertise in engineering and project management. He has worked in industrial gas plant manufacturing, operations and customer gas applications within local and global organisations. Ross served in the role of Transition Manager for the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain pilot project where liquid hydrogen was successfully produced and transferred to the world’s first liquid hydrogen ship (Suiso Frontier) in Hastings, Victoria and then shipped to Kobe, Japan.  He set up and supported site operations and managed commercial aspects of the project.

Additional speakers

  • Lindsey Brown, GHD
  • Frankie Camilleri, Australian Fluid Handling
  • Dr Abi Babu, HRL Technology Group
  • Sean Blythe, ENGV
  • Mark McKechnie, Chart Industries
  • Wodek Jakubik, Coregas
  • Olivia Brace, Advisian
  • Victoria Munro, H2X Global
  • Noel Dunlop, Energys
  • Brendan Norman, H2X Group
  • Marco Luedtke, Siemens Energy
  • Troy D'Souza, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
  • Belinda Mills, BP
  • Romesh Rodrigo, Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific
  • Jacqueline Beach, Viva Energy Australia
  • Cienna Turpie, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Shelley Huang, HRL Technology Group
  • Jarrod Irving, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • Benn Martens, Ampol Australia
  • Alastair Wardrope, Amarna Energy
Pricing

Sessions include networking from 5.30–6.00 pm, with canapes and drinks.

The full series includes complimentary attendance to the three sites visits. 

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EA and AIE members

Full series: $590
Session: $60
Site visit: $60

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Non-members

Full series: $890
Session: $90
Site visit: $90

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EA and AIE student members

Full series: $390
Session: $40
Site visit: $40