Skip to content

Quantitative Risk Analysis Of Gaseous Hydrogen Storage Unit


A quantitative risk analysis to a central pressurized storage tank for gaseous hydrogen has been performed to attend requirements of licensing procedures established by the State Environment Agency of São Paulo State, Brazil. Gaseous hydrogen is used to feed the reactor to promote hydrogenation at the surfactant unit. HAZOP was the hazard identification technique selected. System components failures were defined by event and fault tree analysis. Quantitative risk analysis was complied to define the acceptability concepts on societal and individual risks required by the State Environmental Agency to approve the installation operation license. Acceptable levels to public society from the analysis were reached. Safety recommendations to the gaseous hydrogen central were proposed to assure minimization of risk to the near-by community, operators, environment and property.

Countries: Brazil

Article metrics loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error