Design of fuel cell systems laboratory for hydrogen, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon safety

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dc.contributor.author Dixit, Marm
dc.contributor.author Fulpagare, Yogesh
dc.contributor.author Shukla, Jalay
dc.contributor.author Basarkar, Pratik
dc.contributor.author Parikh, Dhrupad
dc.contributor.author Jain, Rajat
dc.contributor.author Bhargav, Atul
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-21T12:54:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-21T12:54:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10
dc.identifier.citation Dixit, Marm; Fulpagare, Yogesh; Shukla, Jalay; Basarkar, Pratik; Parikh, Dhrupad; Jain, Rajat and Bhargav, Atul, "Design of fuel cell systems laboratory for hydrogen, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon safety", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.08.094, Oct. 2014. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0360-3199
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.08.094
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/1448
dc.description.abstract As research and development efforts in the area of fuel cells and hydrogen based energy accelerate, a large number of accidents have occurred in research laboratories. In this context, a design methodology for a simple, scaleable, modular and human-independent system for hydrogen, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon safety in research laboratories is valuable. We have designed, developed and operationalized such a system in a pre-existing generic laboratory space. In this paper, we provide details of the mechanical, electrical and control aspects of this laboratory. We use CFD analysis to design a ventilation system, and to locate gas detectors for optimum detection time. The gas detectors, actuators, a real-time controller and other electrical components are part of a safety monitoring system that continuously gathers information, processes this information and takes appropriate action to safeguard personnel and equipment in real time. This fully operational safety laboratory is now a University-level research hub for all fuel cell (and other energy related) research activities, and is also one of a kind in the region. We also expect that the experience gained in this endeavor will be useful to other researchers in building a safe workplace. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Marm Dixit et al.
dc.format.extent Vol. 39, No. 31, pp. 17929–17940
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject CFD en_US
dc.subject Control system en_US
dc.subject Hydrogen safety en_US
dc.subject Laboratory en_US
dc.subject Safety system en_US
dc.title Design of fuel cell systems laboratory for hydrogen, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon safety en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Hydrogen Energy


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