Intelligent sensor network for future fuel mix detection and measurement

Ugwuanyi, Stephen and Melone, Joseph and Ghanem, Kinan and Ramadas, Nishal and Bhagavathy, Sivapriya M. (2023) Intelligent sensor network for future fuel mix detection and measurement. IEEE Smart Grid Bulletin.

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Integrating hydrogen and other unconventional gasses in emerging energy networks will play a major role in the transition to a net-zero energy system. This will also bring significant technical challenges that require an efficient, reliable, and low-cost solution to measure and classify the flow of complex gas mixtures. The inaccuracy of measurement and detection of leakage during production, storage, transportation and refuelling operations can result in serious economic implications and safety risks. These challenges are not limited to resolving the uncertainty in quality control but also encompass efficient flow metering, quality assurance, eliminating measurement errors and integration of the sensor technologies. In this article, we will discuss the challenges of integrating gas measurement and detection technologies and identify potential opportunities for innovation.