Human factors of HYDROGEN safety

IFE has hosted the Halden reactor project since 1958 and is the largest group of industry psychologists in Europe. Over fifty years of research within human factors in nuclear safety, combined with technological competence in hydrogen processes makes IFE a unique collaboration partner within hydrogen safety.

Some of the expertise of this work include:

Process surveillance and onformation systems for controlrooms, with the objective of increasing operational safety of nuclear reactors.

How the interaction between people, technology and organisation influences safety in the operation of complex industrial processes.

Plan and construct technical systems on human premises to minimise human error and achieve safe and efficient operation.

Human capability and ability to manage technological and organisational changes.

Enabling operators to ensure stable operation and identify issues before they develop into serious incidents.

Competence applied

Control room design and monitoring methods for a large number of O&G installations:

  • Rail
  • Aviation
  • Process industry
  • Power grids
  • Maritime
  • more…

Hydrogen Projects

H2MARITIME – Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Maritime Applications – Hazardous scenarios related to bumkering of hydrogen ships (compressed LH2) :

  • Analyse human factors safety aspects to maximise safety and efficiency
  • Analyse human functions, tasks, roles, work processes and teamwork in light of potential hazards
  • Identify information requirements related to key parameters to ensure safe H2-supply from land to ship

FME HYDROGENi – Norwegian research and innovation centre for hydrogen and ammonia – IFE


Control Room and Interaction Design – IFE

Humans and Automation – IFE

Human-Centred Digitalization – IFE

Virtual and Augmented Reality – IFE