The immediacy of demand for hydrogen fueling inspires our capable, student-centered team. The purpose of WSU H2 Refuel’s project schedule is to ensure that the entire system will meet the specifications provided by the competition and be experimentally tested by July 1, 2016. The project schedule is organized around the tasks required for each specific subassembly. This organizational hierarchy allows for a compartmentalized approach to managing developments such as variations in observed versus planned component performance. The schedule is a living document that will be maintained in real time as the project progresses.
In the research, development, and demonstration process, contingencies arise in moving from component level proof-of-concepts to a system level prototype. Suppliers will be engaged closely in managing lead times. Make or buy decision options will be exercised as more information becomes available. Engagement of industry, federal lab, and regulatory experts will allow for the leveraging of relevant knowledge to keep the project on schedule.
Three milestones summarize our planned work:
- December 31, 2015 – Container is on site with preparatory modifications underway.
- January 31, 2016 – Completion of design changes, all revisions must be finalized.
- March 31, 2016 – All components in house, initiation of expedited contingencies if required.