Flame Detection for Hydrogen Fuelling

Industry | Hydrogen Stations

Fuel cells are usually powered by the highly flammable and abundant gas, hydrogen. Hydrogen is invisible and lighter than air and very diffusive, allowing it to diffuse quickly when it escapes into the air. However, if the hydrogen accumulates in a confined space, without sufficient ventilation, such as under a ceiling, it may ignite or cause explosions. Get in touch with one of our experts to discuss your requirements for flame detection for hydrogen fuelling systems.

Challenges

Hydrogen fires present specific risks, as they are almost invisible to the naked eye during daylight hours. If a worker believes that there is a hydrogen leak, it should always be presumed that a flame is present. In addition, they have low radiant heat, so the fire may not be detected until a person is actually close to or inside the fire itself. Without a detection system in place, a hydrogen fire could go entirely undetected.

Hydrogen must be handled properly to prevent fire. High expertise, together with fast and reliable hydrogen emissions monitoring, and early fire detection, are required in fuel cell production facilities, storage and shipping areas, and when integrating fuel cells in various automotive vehicles or industrial sites.

Desu Systems BV is specialised in gas- and flame detection for hydrogen fuelling sites and has vast experience in this field with a huge installed base of flame and gas detectors.

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