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R.E. Linney; J.G. Hansel


Safety is of paramount importance in the design of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Inherent safety is an important design consideration in modern engineering safety practice. Through inherent safety, systems are designed to be safe without extensive protective systems. Quantified risk assessment can play a valuable role in optimizing the safety features of the on-board hydrogen system. Protective safety systems can sometimes fail to function and quantification can help to indicate where redundant systems may be required as well as how often they must be functionally checked. The size of flammable zones from some types of open air leaks can provide guidance for the design of vehicle systems.


Times Cited: 0 11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference (11 WHEC) Jun 23-28, 1996 Stuttgart, germany Deut Gesell Chem Apparatewesen Chem Tech & Biotechnol e V; Int Assoc Hydrogen Energy; State Govt Baden Wurttemberg; Lord Mayor City Stuttgart; BASF AG, Ludwigshafen; Bayer Motorenwerke AG, Munchen; Bayernwerk AG, Munchen; Daimler Benz AG, Stuttgart; Deut Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt am Main; Hamburg Elekt Werke AG, Hamburg; Hoechst AG, Frankfurt am Main; Huls AG, Marl; Landesgirokasse LG Stift, Stuttgart; Linde AG, Hollriegelskreuth; Messer Griesheim GmbH, Krefeld; PreussenElektra, Hannover; Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart; US DOE; Tech Werke Stadt Stuttgart AG; Deut Forschungsanstalt Luftfahrt & Raumfahrt e V; Deut Phys Gesell, Arbeitskreis Energie; Energietech Gesell VDE; European Federat Chem Engn; Forum Zukunftsenergien e V; VDI, Gesell Energietech; Zentrum SonnenenergieForschung & WasserstoffForschung 0