Design of safe hydrogen refueling stations against gas-leakage, explosion and accidental automobile collision

Yoshihide Suwa, Hideo Miyahara, Keiji Kubo, Kenji Yonezawa, Yoshiyuki Ono, Kenji Mikoda

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Abstract

An establishment of safe application ware is now the most important problem to generalize the use of hydrogen energy. This paper describes the result of research project performed as one of the NEDO projects during 2003 to 2004. Accident potentials of hydrogen refueling stations were analyzed based on the case research, and we found that the explosive accident brings significant disasters such as fatal accidents. In the next stage, measures against the explosion accidents were studied, and the way to design more effective protective walls was investigated. As for the damage of walls or the building structures by the blast, explosion tests were performed and the response and damage of reinforced concrete construction was observed. Finally, protection against the collisions by recklessly driven or miss-operated vehicles was studied. These results are applicable to realize safe design of hydrogen refueling stations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006
Pages458-466
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006 - Lyon, France
Duration: 2006 Jun 132006 Jun 16

Publication series

Name16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006
Volume1

Other

Other16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period06/6/1306/6/16

Keywords

  • Accident potential
  • Accidental automobile collision
  • Explosion
  • Hydrogen gas
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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    Suwa, Y., Miyahara, H., Kubo, K., Yonezawa, K., Ono, Y., & Mikoda, K. (2006). Design of safe hydrogen refueling stations against gas-leakage, explosion and accidental automobile collision. In 16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006 (pp. 458-466). (16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006; Vol. 1).