This year's Hannover Messe will take place digitally from 12-16 April. BAM will present current research projects on three future topics: modern hydrogen technologies, the use of digital twins for monitoring infrastructures and the "State of Safety" of lithium batteries.
Using digital twins for the monitoring of bridges
Ageing bridges pose a high safety risk. The use of digital twins of structures, allows a more accurate determination of current and future maintenance needs. As a result, financial and resource planning can be better optimised. Digital twins are already used in Industry 4.0 to simulate processes and plants and to optimise them "just in time". Together with the Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), BAM is working on making them practical for larger infrastructures as well.
Competence centre H2Safety
Hydrogen is a key element of the energy transition. Reliable quality and safety standards are the prerequisite for creating confidence in modern hydrogen technologies. The competence centre H2Safety@BAM bundles the entire hydrogen expertise of BAM.
By combining engineering and natural sciences, BAM can offer research and testing services in the field of hydrogen along the entire value chain: from production to storage and transport to use. The current activities of the competence centre focus on the safety of infrastructures, plants and processes as well as innovative hydrogen transport and storage systems. The aim is to create the prerequisites for a rapid and broad market introduction.
EU project MefHySto
The EU project MefHySto (Metrology for Advanced Hydrogen Storage Solutions) addresses the important metrological aspects of hydrogen. The main focus is on the storage of hydrogen in underground caverns or inserting it into the existing natural gas network. In addition, the project also conducts research on innovative materials that increase the hydrogen storage capacity. MefHySto is a joint project by BAM and numerous European partners from science and industry.
BAM at the digital BMWi stand: Safety of lithium batteries
BAM will present its research on lithium-ion batteries, a key technology for e-mobility, at the digital stand of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Here, the focus will be on the "State of Safety" of this battery type as well as on the safe transportation for defective and damaged lithium batteries. In addition, BAM provides recommendations to manufacturers on safety concepts and to users on the safe handling of these batteries.
Livestream: Virtual panel discussion on digital quality infrastructure
The cooperation project QI-Digital is developing practical solutions for a modern, agile and digital quality infrastructure (QI-Digital). QI-Digital is an initiative by BAM, the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN), the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE), the German Accreditation Body DAkkS and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). In the livestream "QI-Digital: Quality Infrastructure as an Anchor of Trust in the Digital Transformation", the key players of the project will discuss the challenges and solutions for a digital QI. The panel discussion is held in German.
If you are interested in attending the panel discussion, please send an email to presse[at]bam.de to receive your ticket to the event.