KGS Gas Safety Research Institute held a seminar on the whole-cycle technology verification for blended hydrogen in city gas networks on Sept. 14, part of the H2 MEET 2023.
H2 MEET 2023, the world’s largest H2 industry exhibition, took place at KINTEX in Goyang, north of Seoul, from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15.
The seminar was jointly organized by Korea Gas Safety Corp. (KGS), Korea Energy Tech Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), and Korea Institute of Gas (KIGAS).
With the aim of realizing carbon neutrality by 2050, participants of the seminar spoke on the themes: “City Gas Pipeline Blended Hydrogen Whole-Cycle (Manufacturing-Supply-Use) Safety Verification Technology Development/Verification” and “Blended Hydrogen City Gas Pipeline Hydrogen Embrittlement Evaluation" and Life Span Prediction Safety Technology Development/Verification.”
KETEP’s presentation was on the background of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)’s implementation of city gas pipeline blended hydrogen verification.
KyungDong City Gas spoke of ways to supply hydrogen to city gas supply facilities to cope with carbon neutrality policies.
KGS gave a lecture on the verification of functions of burners using blended hydrogen in city gas. Six themes were presented, and about 100 people from government, hydrogen and city gas industry circles participated in the seminar to discuss pending issues.
President Park Hee-joon of KGS Gas Safety Research Institute said, “The seminar is hoped to serve as an opportunity to further improve safety management foundation for city gas pipeline blended with hydrogen through technology information and manpower exchanges.
“KGS Gas Safety Research Institute will proactively participate in realization of Korean and foreign carbon neutrality policies and make efforts to contribute to the development of the hydrogen energy industry and lead safety technologies through R&D collaboration with industry, academia and research entities.”
KGS Holds Hydrogen Safety Policy and Technology Exchange Session
Korea Gas Safety Corp. held a session to share major projects related to hydrogen and explore ways of cooperating with the international certification institution of Germany at KINTEX in Goyang on Sept. 13.
During the session, KGS introduced “Hydrogen Safety Management Roadmap 2.0,” announced by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on May 9, and the Act on Hydrogen and an inspection regime on hydrogen items, which are in place in Korea for the first time in the world.
The German body presented on the “H2 Readiness,” its own safety certification regime on hydrogen specialized materials, parts and systems and EU’s certification on electrolysis.
The session was an opportunity to share the latest information on each country’s hydrogen industry and explore ways of cooperating on mutual hydrogen safety policies and technologies to build a safe hydrogen ecosystem through questions & answers and discussions.
Noh Oh-sun, technology director with KGS, concurrently president of Hydrogen Safety Research Institute, said, “KGS will implement hydrogen projects now under way without interruption and continue to make efforts to make Korea a hydrogen industry leader by building close cooperative ties with international hydrogen safety institutions of each country.”
KGS Strikes Multilateral MOU with 10 Entities on Safety of Excavations
Korea Gas Safety Corp. signed a multilateral MOU with 10 institutions to prevent social costs, caused by safety accidents, such as gas, power and telecom facility damage, incurred by construction machines at SKT Tower in Eulji-ro, Seoul, on Sept. 13.
Among those on hand at a signing ceremony were representatives from 10 entities, including KGS, Korea Construction Equipment Safety Institute, Korea City Gas Association, Korea Electric Power Corp., KEPCO KPS, SK E&S, SK Telecom, SK Broadband, KT and LG Uplus.