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

Show simple item record Dixit, Marm Fulpagare, Yogesh Shukla, Jalay Basarkar, Pratik Parikh, Dhrupad Jain, Rajat Bhargav, Atul 2014-10-21T12:54:57Z 2014-10-21T12:54:57Z 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.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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