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Expertise - Projet DRIVE : étude expérimentale et numérique pour l’évaluation des risques liés à l’hydrogène

Abstract : The ever-increasing use of hydrogen in the transport sector requires very high safety standards. However, due to the lack of information regarding the safety level of hydrogen systems, risk assessments tend to be over cautious in determining the consequences of accidental releases and could impose restrictive technical regulations. This drove the National Institute of Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS) along with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the French automotive manufacturer PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN and the Research Institute on Unstable Phenomena (IRPHE) to submit with success a project called DRIVE (Experimental Data for the Evaluation of Hydrogen Risks, for the validation of numerical tools and for the Edition of guidelines) to the National Research Agency in June 2005. This project aims at providing quantitative experimental data for automotive applications to strengthen the risk assessments. The work program of DRIVE covers all aspects of the accidental chain: hydrogen releases, formation of an explosive atmosphere (ATEX), ignition of the ATEX, flame propagation and its consequences. State-of-the-art risk assessment and mitigation techniques are also considered within this project.
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Olivier Gentilhomme. Expertise - Projet DRIVE : étude expérimentale et numérique pour l’évaluation des risques liés à l’hydrogène. Rapport Scientifique INERIS, 2008, 2007-2008, pp.88-92. ⟨ineris-01869206⟩

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