- Electrical Equipment
- Flexible Tubing
- Hydrogen Production/Use Systems
- Fuel Cell
Immediate Corrective Actions
Fuel cell test stand was shutdown and sent to manufacturer for investigation.
Carbon dioxide fire extinguisher installed in laboratory.
Formal process hazard review performed
Long-Term Corrective Actions
Replaced all flexible tubing in test stand with stainless steel (316).
Replaced water knockout device with latest manufacturer's design on both the H2 and O2 lines to reduce the risk of gas flame by leached catalyst.
Installed a “High-pressure trip – Carbon dioxide” fire suppression system in the lab.
Installed a redundant hydrogen detector inside the test stand.
Installed an external hydrogen delivery system with stainless steel feed lines into the lab.
Revised the Standard Operating Procedure for the fuel cell test stand.