of hydrogen fire
Hydrogen flame, like alcohol flame emits little visible radiation
but yet emits UV radiation. The capability to visualize hydrogen flames
was demonstrated with the hydrogen flame of a gas chromatograph FID
For the demonstration, the valve regulating the hydrogen flow was
opened to obtain a flame of 1.5 cm.
The bi-spectral SBUV - Visible image of the hydrogen flame and the
gas chromatograph is taken from a distance of 2 m.
Hydrogen flame from
a gas chromatograph.
Viewed with Ofil's SBUV technology
Since hydrogen flame
is not visible to the human eye there is no sufficiant way to determine
if the hazardous fire is present or if a hydrogen fire is about to get
out of control.
using SBUV technology enables unequivocally video visualization &
detection of hydrogen fire.
flame detection should be implemented as fire hazard preventive procedure
- gas cistern
- petroleum refineries
- plants involved
in hydrogenation processes
- quality control
& safty testing of hydrogen fuel cars
- rocket fuels
- safety at
rocket launch pad
- handling accidents
involving hydrogen tankers see: FS-World.com
- research involving
could be implemented for regulating new fire safty standards regarding
hydrogen gas & flame treatment.
Hydrogen is colorless, highly flammable gaseous element. It is the
lightest of all gases and the most abundant element in the universe.
Hydrogen is used in the Haber process for the fixation of atmospheric
nitrogen, in the production of methanol, and in hydrogenation of fats
and oils. It is also important in low-temperature research.
In the car industry, hydrogen-powered fuel cells produce electricity
through a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, and produce
no harmful emissions. The hydrogen may be stored as a pressurized
gas in onboard fuel tanks. The electricity feeds a storage battery
that energizes a vehicle's electric motor.
also: Fire Detection