LAPSE:2022.0158
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LAPSE:2022.0158
Numerical Reconstruction of Hazardous Zones after the Release of Flammable Gases during Industrial Processes
Zdzislaw Salamonowicz, Andrzej Krauze, Malgorzata Majder-Lopatka, Anna Dmochowska, Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Andrzej Polanczyk
December 6, 2022
The storage of large numbers of batteries and accumulators is associated with an increased risk of their ignition, which results in the release of significant amounts of hydrogen into the environment. The aim of the study was to reconstruct hazardous zones after hydrogen and liquefied propane−butane (reference gas) release for different industrial processes with the use of numerical methods. Two numerical tools (Fire Dynamics Simulator and Ansys software) were applied for the three-dimensional reconstruction of flammable gas release. Propane−butane was produced from aerosol packages, and hydrogen was produced during battery charging. Emission was analyzed in an industrial building, and both emissions were independent processes. The obtained results indicated that the hazardous zones correspond to the lower explosive level concentrations for both analyzed gasses. Moreover, the high-resolution computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model for flammable gas emissions provided noninvasive and direct quantitative evidence that may influence the safety procedures prepared by regulatory agencies in refining the safety limits in the cost-effective and time-saving manners.
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Salamonowicz Z, Krauze A, Majder-Lopatka M, Dmochowska A, Piechota-Polanczyk A, Polanczyk A. Numerical Reconstruction of Hazardous Zones after the Release of Flammable Gases during Industrial Processes. (2022). LAPSE:2022.0158
Author Affiliations
Salamonowicz Z: Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, The Main School of Fire Service, Słowackiego 52/54 Street, 01-629 Warszawa, Poland
Krauze A: Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, The Main School of Fire Service, Słowackiego 52/54 Street, 01-629 Warszawa, Poland
Majder-Lopatka M: Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, The Main School of Fire Service, Słowackiego 52/54 Street, 01-629 Warszawa, Poland [ORCID]
Dmochowska A: Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, The Main School of Fire Service, Słowackiego 52/54 Street, 01-629 Warszawa, Poland
Piechota-Polanczyk A: Department of Medical Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7 Street, 30-387 Krakow, Poland [ORCID]
Polanczyk A: Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, The Main School of Fire Service, Słowackiego 52/54 Street, 01-629 Warszawa, Poland [ORCID]
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Processes
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9
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2
First Page
307
Year
2021
Publication Date
2021-02-06
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2227-9717
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PII: pr9020307, Publication Type: Journal Article
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doi:10.3390/pr9020307
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