The expected inherent safety performance of hydrogen storage technologies was investigated. Reference schemes were defined for alternative processes proposed for hydrogen storage, and several storage potentialities were considered. The expected safety performance of alternative process technologies was explored estimating key performance indicators based on consequence assessment and credit factors of possible loss of containment events. The results indicated that the potential hazard is always lower for the innovative technologies proposed for hydrogen storage, as metal or complex hydrides. This derived mainly from the application of the inherent safety principles of "substitution" and "moderation", since in these processes hydrogen is stored as a less hazardous hydride. However, the results also evidenced that in the perspective of an industrial implementation of these technologies, the reliability of the auxiliary equipment will be a critical issue to be addressed. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Landucci G; Tugnoli A; Cozzani V|
|Titolo:||Inherent safety key performance indicators for hydrogen storage systems|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.02.080|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|