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Accident modelling and safety measure design of a hydrogen station


Al-Shanini, A and Ahmad, A and Khan, FI, Accident modelling and safety measure design of a hydrogen station, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, (35) pp. 20362-20370. ISSN 0360-3199 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.05.044


An accident modelling approach is used to assess the safety of a hydrogen station as part of a ground transportation network. The method incorporates prevention barriers associated to human factors, management and organizational failures in a risk assessment framework. Failure probabilities of these barriers and end-states events are predicted using Fault Tree Analysis and Event Tree Analysis respectively. Results from the case study considered revealed the capability of the proposed method in estimating the likelihood of various outcomes as well as predicting their future probabilities. In addition, the scheme offers an opportunity to provide dynamic adjustment by updating the failure probability with actual plant data. Results from the analysis can be used to plan maintenance and management of change as required by the plant condition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accident modelling, Bayesian updating, offsite hydrogen station, prediction model, SHIPP methodology, accidents, empowerment of personnel, fault tree analysis, hydrogen, probability, Bayesian updating, hydrogen station, management of change
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Hydrogen storage
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120892
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-09-01
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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