High pressure onboard hydrogen storage: Public perception of safety

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Abstract

In this presentation author speaks as a member of public having access to published information of safety of onboard high pressure hydrogen storage. Test results of catastrophic failure of tanks of type 3 and 4 are shown, including fireballs, long flames, data on blast waves and projectiles. Some new statistical data are presented demonstrating that a catastrophic failure of a tank cannot be ruled out from the probabilistic risk assessment as was thought previously. It is suggested that most of safety concerns can be resolved if fire resistance rating of storage tank without activation of TPRD would be reaching 1-2 hours. This would allow TPRD diameters below 1 mm and thus shorter flames and realistic separation distances, self-evacuation and rescue operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEFC 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference
EditorsViviana Cigolotti, Chiara Barchiesi, Michela Chianella
PublisherENEA
Pages185-186
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9788882862978
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2013 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 11 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2013
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period11/12/1313/12/13

Keywords

  • Fire resistance rating
  • High pressure onboard storage
  • Hydrogen safety engineering
  • Life and property safety

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    Molkov, V. (2013). High pressure onboard hydrogen storage: Public perception of safety. In V. Cigolotti, C. Barchiesi, & M. Chianella (Eds.), EFC 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference (pp. 185-186). ENEA.