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Security Risk Analysis of a Hydrogen Fueling Station with an On-site Hydrogen Production System Involving Methylcyclohexane


Although many studies have looked at safety issues relating to hydrogen fuelling stations, few studies have analyzed the security risks, such as deliberate attack of the station by threats such as terrorists and disgruntled employees. The purpose of this study is to analyze security risks for a hydrogen fuelling station with an on-site production of hydrogen from methylcyclohexane. We qualitatively conducted a security risk analysis using American Petroleum Institute Standard 780 as a reference for the analysis. The analysis identified 93 scenarios, including pool fires. We quantitatively simulated a pool fire scenario unique to the station to analyze attack consequences. Based on the analysis and the simulation, we recommend countermeasures to prevent and mitigate deliberate attacks.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: Japan

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