- Vehicle & Fueling Systems
- Gaseous Hydrogen Delivery Vehicle
Increased structural protection is needed at the back of a hydrogen tube trailer to protect the vulnerable hydrogen systems components in this location (valves, pressure-indicating devices, manifolds, piping) in case of an accident. Side protection is especially important.
A system of designated lifting features is needed on hydrogen tube trailers to aid in accident recovery operations if the trailer is overturned or requires lifting. Typically, these types of accidents require the use of a crane for moving and lifting hydrogen tube trailers using lifting devices like slings. These lifting features should be designed to lift the hydrogen tube trailer with a full load of hydrogen cylinders and located at protected points. The current method for tube trailer lifting using slings around the hydrogen tube trailer at undefined locations and assumed centers of gravity is more hazardous and less safe.