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Year of Publication
2015
Authors
Y. Koji; T. Yohsuke
Abstract

To safely remove from its fire accident site a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle equipped with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic composite cylinder for compressed hydrogen (CFRP cylinder) and to safely keep the burnt vehicle in a storage facility, it is necessary to verify whether the thermally-activated pressure relief device (TPRD) of the CFRP cylinder has already been activated, releasing the hydrogen gas from the cylinder. To develop a simple post-fire verification method on TPRD activation, the present study was conducted on the simple technique of verifying TPRD activation by measuring hydrogen concentration at the TPRD gas release port, using a catalytic combustion hydrogen densitometer and Type3 and Type4 CFRP cylinders having different linings. As a result, TPRD activation status can be determined by measuring hydrogen concentrations with a catalytic combustion hydrogen densitometer at the cylinder?s TPRD gas release port.

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