Machinery and Energy Systems for the Hydrogen Economy

Machinery and Energy Systems for the Hydrogen Economy

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Klaus Brun, Timothy Allison
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323903943

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Machinery and Energy Systems for the Hydrogen Economy covers all major machinery and heat engine types, designs and requirements for the hydrogen economy, from production through storage, distribution and consumption. Topics such as hydrogen in pipeline transport, for energy storage, and as a power plant fuel are covered in detail.  Hydrogen machinery applications, their selection criteria, economics, safety aspects and operational limitations in different sectors of the hydrogen economy are also discussed. Although the book covers the hydrogen economy as a whole, its primary focus is on machinery and heat engine design and implementation within various production, transport, storage and usage applications. An invaluable resource for industry, academia and government, this book provides engineers, scientists and technical leaders with the knowledge they need to design and build the infrastructure of a hydrogen economy.

Key Features

  • Updates the award-winning first edition in all aspects of sequence stratigraphy, from underlying theory to practical applications
  • Includes broad coverage of topics, including sequence stratigraphic methodology, nomenclature, and classification, the role of modeling in sequence stratigraphy, the difference between modeling and methodology, and the issue of scale and stratigraphic resolution
  • Presents the three-dimensional nature of stratigraphic architecture and the variability of stratigraphic sequences with the tectonic setting, depositional setting, and the climatic regime
  • Illustrated with numerous high-quality diagrams, outcrop photographs and subsurface borehole and seismic data


Industry/academia/government engineers, scientists, and technical leaders involved in the design and planning of the infrastructure for the hydrogen economy. This includes manufacturers and operators of machinery. Graduates in Hydrogen related courses

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Hydrogen Background
    1. Fundamentals
    2. Machinery Basics
    3. Heat Engines

    Section II: Hydrogen Applications and Markets
    4. Supply processes and machinery
    5. Transport and storage
    6. Usage
    7. Economics of hydrogen

    Section III: Machinery and heat engine design considerations
    8. Compressions and Expansion
    9. Power generation and mechanical drivers

    Section IV: Materials and safety considerations
    10. Materials
    11. Safety

    Section V: Research and Testing
    12. Major test facilities, pilot plants, and R&D projects
    13. Novel and leading-edge technology development

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323903943

About the Editors

Klaus Brun

Dr. Brun is the Director Research & Development, Elliott Group, USA.In this position he leads an organization of over 60 engineers and scientists that focuses on research and development on energy systems, rotating machinery, and pipeline technology. Dr. Brun’s experience includes positions in engineering, project management, and management at Solar Turbines, General Electric, and Alstom. He holds seven patents, authored over 250 technical papers, and co-authored two textbooks on gas turbines. Dr. Brun won an R&D 100 award in 2007 for his Semi-Active Valve invention and ASME Oil & Gas Committee Best Paper/Tutorial awards in 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. He was chosen to the “40 under 40” by the San Antonio Business Journal. He is the current chair of the ASME Supercritical CO2 Power Plant committee and the past chair of the ASME-IGTI Board of Directors and the ASME Oil & Gas Applications Committee. He is also a member of the Global Power & Propulsion Society Executive Board, the API SOME, the Asia Turbomachinery Symposiums, the Fan Conference Advisory Committee, and the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Advisory Committee. Dr. Brun is the Executive Correspondent of Turbomachinery International Magazine and an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Gas Turbines for Power.

Affiliations and Expertise

Elliott Group, Pennsylvania, USA

Timothy Allison

Dr. Tim Allison is the Machinery Department Director at Southwest Research Institute where he leads an organization that focuses on R&D for the energy industry. His research experience includes analysis, fabrication, and testing of turbomachinery and systems for advanced power or oil & gas applications including high-pressure turbomachinery, centrifugal compressors, expanders, gas turbines, reciprocating compressors, and test rigs for bearings, seals, blade dynamics, and aerodynamic performance.

Affiliations and Expertise

Machinery Department Director, Southwest Research Institute, TX, USA

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