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Fire Safety Risks Associated with Leaks in Hydrogen Systems.



Jintao Zhang


Hydrogen presents several unusual fire hazards, including high leak propensity, ease of ignition, and invisible flames. This research concerns experiments, analysis, and computations to identify the hazards of leaks in hydrogen systems that could result in combustion. The work seeks to identify the types of hydrogen leaks that can support flames. A small leak in a hydrogen system could ignite easily, support a flame that is difficult to detect, and lead to a catastrophic failure.
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) -


combustion, fire hazards, flames, hydrogen, ignition, leaks


Zhang, J. (2009), Fire Safety Risks Associated with Leaks in Hydrogen Systems., Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created December 3, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017