Investigation of the hydrogen release incident at the AC Transit Emeryville Facility.

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This report summarizes the investigation of the release of approximately 300kg of hydrogen at the AC Transit Facility in Emeryville, CA. The hydrogen release was avoidable in both the root cause and contributing factors. The report highlights the need for communication in all phases of project planning and implementation. Apart from the failed valve, the hydrogen system functioned as designed, venting the hydrogen gas a safe distance above surrounding structures and keeping the subsequent fire away from personnel and equipment. The Emeryville Fire Department responded appropriately given the information provided to the Incident Commander. No injuries or fatalities resulted from ... continued below

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Harris, Aaron P.; San Marchi, Christopher W.; Levin, Jamie & Butler, Dennis June 1, 2012.

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This report summarizes the investigation of the release of approximately 300kg of hydrogen at the AC Transit Facility in Emeryville, CA. The hydrogen release was avoidable in both the root cause and contributing factors. The report highlights the need for communication in all phases of project planning and implementation. Apart from the failed valve, the hydrogen system functioned as designed, venting the hydrogen gas a safe distance above surrounding structures and keeping the subsequent fire away from personnel and equipment. The Emeryville Fire Department responded appropriately given the information provided to the Incident Commander. No injuries or fatalities resulted from the incident.

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  • Report No.: SAND2012-5170
  • Grant Number: DE-AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1121962
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc864238

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Harris, Aaron P.; San Marchi, Christopher W.; Levin, Jamie & Butler, Dennis. Investigation of the hydrogen release incident at the AC Transit Emeryville Facility., report, June 1, 2012; Oakland, Claifornia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc864238/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.