Ventilation Considerations for Hydrogen Safety

Originally delivered Dec 7, 2021
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • PDHs:
    1.50

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This Webinar will provide an overview and guidance on ventilation to prevent and dilute the formation of flammable hydrogen-air mixtures. Information will include a review of relevant standards, guidelines, and approaches to achieving effective dilution for potential design-basis hydrogen release scenarios. Existing applications and previous incidents will be discussed.

Presenter(s): 

Will Lowry

Mr. Lowry works in the BakerRisk San Antonio office in the Blast Effects Section as a Senior Engineer.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008 and his Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering in December of 2010. During his graduate work, he authored three journal publications and four conference papers, giving presentations at four national and international conferences and symposia ranging from Glasgow, Scotland to Beijing, China.

His current work is focused on analytical explosion analyses using...Read more

Kelly Thomas

Dr. Kelly Thomas is a Vice President at BakerRisk and leads the Blast Effects Section.  His work at BakerRisk over the last 22 years deals with the characterization and modelling of flammability & explosion related phenomena with a focus on the prediction and testing of blast loads from accidental explosions.  Dr. Thomas has also participated in the investigation of numerous accidental industrial explosions while at BakerRisk.  Prior to BakerRisk, he worked for 10 years at the Savannah River National...Read more

Bob Zalosh

Dr. Zalosh is currently a consultant on industrial fire and explosion protection. He advises clients on hazards and appropriate protection for flammable gases and combustible dusts.  He also does fire and explosion incident investigations and serves as an expert witness in ensuing litigation.

Dr. Zalosh is also a Professor Emeritus of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was a full time FPE Professor from 1990 to...Read more

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