This study is aimed at the validation of the pressure peaking phenomenon against laboratory-scale experiments. The phenomenon was discovered recently as a result of analytical and numerical studies performed at Ulster University. The phenomenon is characterized by the existence of a peak on the overpressure transient in an enclosure with vent(s) at some conditions. The peak overpressure can significantly exceed the steady-state pressure and jeopardise a civil structure integrity causing serious life safety and property protection problems.
This study addresses one of knowledge gapsin hydrogen safety science and engineering, i.e. apredictive model for calculation of deterministic separation distancesdefined bythe parameters ofa blast wave generated by a high-pressure gasstorage tank rupture in a fire. An overview of existing methods to calculate stored in a tank internal(mechanical) energy anda blast wave decayis presented.