Determination of mechanical parameters of salts in the cyclic load processes corresponding to the operation the storage cavern for hydrogen
Keywords:salt, hydrogen, storage cavern, energy storage in hydrogen
The paper describes the results of laboratory tests of strength the salt samples made as part of the HESTOR project in order to determine the mechanical parameters of salt. The tests were carried out using the Autolab2000 apparatus which allows to simulate any load cycles. The tests were made by simulating the operation of the hydrogen storage cavern. In order to observe differences in salt behavior depending on the sample medium being stored during the test, gases were supplied: nitrogen, as an analog of natural gas, and helium as a hydrogen analogue.