An Experimental Study on the Fire Response of Vehicles with Compressed Hydrogen Cylinders

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SAE 2010 World Congress & Exhibition
Authors Abstract
Content
To investigate the events that could arise when fighting fires in vehicles with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) hydrogen storage cylinders, we conducted experiments to examine whether a hydrogen jet diffusion flame caused by activation of the pressure relief device (PRD) can be extinguished and how spraying water influences the cylinder and PRD. The experiments clarified that the hydrogen jet flame cannot be extinguished easily with water or dry powder extinguishers and that spraying water during activation of the PRD may result in closure of the PRD, but is useful for maintaining the strength of CFRP composite cylinders for vehicles.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-01-0134
Pages
7
Citation
Tamura, Y., Takabayashi, M., Tomioka, J., Suzuki, J. et al., "An Experimental Study on the Fire Response of Vehicles with Compressed Hydrogen Cylinders," Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems 3(1):301-307, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-01-0134.
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Published
Apr 12, 2010
Product Code
2010-01-0134
Content Type
Journal Article
Language
English