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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

Will Lowry works in the BakerRisk San Antonio office in the Blast Effects Section.  His work is focused on analytical explosion analyses using approaches ranging from simplified (e.g., blast curve methods, NFPA 68, etc.) to detailed (i.e., Computational Fluid Dynamics).  In addition, his work over the last 11 years has included over 40 accident investigations, high-pressure hazards testing, and experimental combustion research involving a wide range of hydrocarbons, hydrogen, and fuel-air-inert systems....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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