UK-based Rhino Doors has developed a new range of ultra-fast explosion relief (UFER) products to reduce the explosion risk at refuelling stations, as part of an effort to push forward the hydrogen economy.
With 1.2m hydrogen fuel cell vehicles expected to be on the road worldwide by 2030, fuel retailers are facing increasing consumer and commercial demand to provide more hydrogen, and in a safe way.
In a statement, Rhino Doors said the new UFER products have been developed to meet the needs of the new ISO 19880 standard and will be available on the market in 2021.
Stuart Lawrence, Rhino Doors’ Managing Director, commented, “Personnel at Rhino Doors have been at the forefront of explosion relief protection for the Oil & Gas industry for many years.”
“We’re now drawing upon this experience to create ultra-fast explosion relief solutions for the burgeoning hydrogen fuel economy. With these solutions in place, fuelling stations and hydrogen electrolysers alike can be confident they can meet the requirements of the new ISO 19880 standard.”
Dr. Chris Norris, Chief Engineer at Rhino Doors, added, “A number of governments across Europe and beyond have committed to removing petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from public roads over the coming decades.”
“A likely consequence of this will be a huge rise in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle ownership and new hydrogen refuelling stations in densely populated areas. Therefore, it’s vital that those companies looking to supply hydrogen have the highest quality and most effective explosion protection solutions in place. Rhino Doors has those solutions.”