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Sustainability, Vol. 8, Pages 944: Financial Risk Factor Analysis for Facility Gas Leakages of H2 and NG

Fuel cells may be the key to a more environmentally-friendly future because they emit low carbon dioxide per unit of energy supplied. However, little work has investigated the potential financial risks pertaining to fuel cell systems. Often used in the analysis of the safety of systems involving flammable or hazardous materials, risk factor analysis has recently been used to analyze the potential financial losses that may occur from industrial hazards. Therefore, this work undertakes a financial risk factor analysis to determine the costs of leakages of hydrogen and natural gas, which are used in fuel cell systems. Total leakage was calculated from an analysis of several leakage rates and modes. The impact of applying appropriate detection and prevention systems was also investigated. The findings were then used to analyze the consequences for various sections of the system and to calculate the overall cost based on facility outage or damage, and the cost of taking safety precautions. This provides a basis for comparison among proposed potential reactionary measures.

Authors:   Lee, In-Bok ; Song, Chang Geun
Journal:   Sustainability
Volume:   8
edition:   9
Year:   2016
Pages:   944
DOI:   10.3390/su8090944
Publication date:   18-Sep-2016
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