Hydrogen distribution center fire

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    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Source: https://www.svvoice.com/hydrogen-ga...ir-products-and-chemicals-inc-in-santa-clara/

    Early interviews with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. employees indicated that “a hydrogen tanker truck was being fueled and a leak occurred,” according to Drew Miller, Battalion Chief for Santa Clara Fire Department, in a press conference Saturday evening.

    “When the shutdown of the tanker truck that was being fueled occurred, an explosion resulted,” said Miller.

    According to Miller, the explosion damaged the emergency shutoff panel and valve near the tanker. Workers were able to shut off two valves but couldn’t shut off the valve near the original tanker truck. The tanker caught on fire, which spread to other tankers nearby. Only some tankers in the fueling area were affected and the fire didn’t spread beyond that area.

    Bob Wilson
     

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