Towards a systematic and knowledge-based requirements and conceptual engineering for modular electrolysis plants

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The production of green hydrogen and its scale-up require the enginering and installation of new electrolysis plants. Modular electrolysis plants ease the scale-up as they allow to add further modules with growing demand. While many engineering methods focus on the detailed planning of the plants and their automation systems, the early engineering phases are scarcely considered, supported or formalized. However, especially these phases are crucial in the current scale-up of modular electrolysis plants. In this paper, an intention-based engineering approach for the early engineering phases Requirements Engineering and Conceptual Engineering for modular electrolysis plants is presented and evaluated based on three different use cases. The approach is based on Goal-oriented Requirements Engineering from Software Engineering and relies on an early, systematic as well as formalized description and analysis of intentions of different engineering disciplines.


Original languageEnglish
Article number43
JournalEnergy Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

External IDs

RIS Markaj2023
Scopus 85174961774
Mendeley 9e4813c7-7fbc-3620-bf00-bc843c6c39e2



  • Intention-based engineering, Hydrogen, Modular electrolysis plant, Conceptual engineering, Ontologies, Requirements engineering, Module type package