E-fuels pose safety challenges with unknown emissions. Assess their impact on personnel and the environment with CFD simulations.

Safety is the biggest challenge in developing new green electrofuels. We do not know exactly what emissions may be released by the e-fuels like hydrogen, methanol or ammonia. As a result, we are unaware of their potential impacts on humans and the environment.
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Power-to-X is the process of converting renewable electricity into synthetic electrofuels like hydrogen, methanol or ammonia, offering a means to store and transport energy sustainably. While these e-fuels are considered carbon-neutral, they are not entirely emission-free and require environmental impact assessments.

Assess liquid spills, gas leaks and dispersion from e-fuels with fluid dynamics analysis

Gas leaks and liquid spills are hazardous due to the potential risks of flammability, human health impacts, and environmental damage. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a tool that can help assess the danger associated with liquid spills and gas leaks from e-fuels and enable proper precautions.

Enable preventive measures with green fuel CFD simulations and dispersion modelling

Risks during gas leakages, liquid spills, or evaporations can be determined and evaluated through a safe and risk-free environment with CFD. It can help investigate and analyse the intricate behaviour of gas leakage and dispersion from specified sources and enable effective risk assessment and preventive measures.

Flexible and tailored Power-to-X risk assessment of green fuels

With our expertise in CFD modelling and green fuel leakage risk assessment projects, we offer flexible and tailored requirements. Whether the project demands simple or complex 3D models, accurate assessment of wind loads and intensity, precise consideration of wind directions, analysis of ambient and source leakage temperatures, comprehensive evaluation of atmospheric turbulence, or detailed examination of ventilation systems, our team is fully equipped to deliver exceptional results.

Reliable predictions optimise safety and decision-making

With CFD, we can provide invaluable insights and reliable predictions to optimise safety, efficiency, and decision-making processes for a wide range of industries, including green fuel plant owners making H2, NH3, CH3OH, green fuel infrastructure companies, harbour bunkering businesses, refineries and green fuel plant Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies. 

Green fuel fluid dynamics analysis can help determine:

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See how Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations can help assess the danger associated with liquid spills and gas leaks and enable proper precautions. 

Navigate IEC's regulation on flammable substance release condition  

In the maritime industry, CFD simulations are the key to navigating the IEC's regulation on flammable substance release conditions (covered in DS/EN IEC 60079), ensuring safety through precise gas dispersion simulations. Beyond e-fuel emission simulations, we can provide complete CFD solutions, which can include ship- or -harbour studies.  

Computation Fluid Dynamics simulations of green fuel gas leakage in harbour
Computation Fluid Dynamics simulations of green fuel gas leakage in harbour.

Simulate green fuel leakage and dispersion to assess environmental risk and protect employees

EU-OSHA states that organisations must adopt digital systems and tools for continuous monitoring of workplace health and safety. Utilising CFD as a proactive solution allows for preemptive risk assessment supports regular maintenance, facilitates employee training and generates essential data for informed workplace improvements.  

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CFD simulations can help Evaluate and optimise the placement and distribution of gas detection sensors and evaluate ventilation for the internal work environment.

Get in touch to find out how fluid dynamics analysis can help safeguard your green fuel operation. We can also help you obtain and document safety and risk analysis compliance.