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April 2018

BakerRisk will present a new paper titled “Vented Hydrogen DDTs” at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 during the ‘Fires, Explosions and Reactive Chemicals II’ session.

The presentation will be given by Brad Horn, Senior Blast Effects Consultant and Safety Director at BakerRisk. Mr. Horn will discuss the results of partially-confined vapor cloud explosion (VCE) tests performed with both propane and lean hydrogen mixtures. In one of such tests, a deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) occurred in a partially-confined test rig with uniform, very low congestion. Internal peak overpressures for this lean hydrogen DDT test were approximately 89 psig (6.1 bar). Mr. Horn will discuss the implications of predicting DDTs in low congestion environments.

Be sure to visit the BakerRisk booth (Booth #514), where Brad Horn will be available to provide attendees with more information on this subject. Alternatively, send us a message here.

To view the abstract for this paper, click here.

For more information on this conference, view the conference website here.