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Accident Analysis of European Biogas Stations

KOTEK, L. TRÁVNÍČEK, P. BLECHA, P.

Original Title

Accident Analysis of European Biogas Stations

English Title

Accident Analysis of European Biogas Stations

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The number of biogas stations continues to grow. Biomass is currently a very important source of renewable energy in Europe and bio-energy will play a key role in achieving the ambitious targets. It is generally known that the number of accidents increases with higher number of biogas units; therefore the role of their safety is increasingly important. The history of production of biogas in the industrial scale is relatively recent; there is not so much experience with safety as it is with other industrial processes. Experience can be taken from similar units, mainly from chemical industry. This paper is intended to describe a probability of possible major accidents associated with the operation of biogas stations. For 13,171 European biogas stations, more than 800 accidents were found out within the last 10 y, but most of them were accidents without any serious consequences; only three of them were serious with consequences for human lives.

English abstract

The number of biogas stations continues to grow. Biomass is currently a very important source of renewable energy in Europe and bio-energy will play a key role in achieving the ambitious targets. It is generally known that the number of accidents increases with higher number of biogas units; therefore the role of their safety is increasingly important. The history of production of biogas in the industrial scale is relatively recent; there is not so much experience with safety as it is with other industrial processes. Experience can be taken from similar units, mainly from chemical industry. This paper is intended to describe a probability of possible major accidents associated with the operation of biogas stations. For 13,171 European biogas stations, more than 800 accidents were found out within the last 10 y, but most of them were accidents without any serious consequences; only three of them were serious with consequences for human lives.

Keywords

biogas station, risk analysis, safety

RIV year

2015

Released

29.05.2015

Publisher

AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.

Location

Miláno, Itálie

ISBN

2283-9216

Periodical

Chemical Engineering Transactions

Year of study

2015

Number

43

State

IT

Pages from

1933

Pages to

1938

Pages count

6

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT114683,
  author="Luboš {Kotek} and Petr {Trávníček} and Petr {Blecha}",
  title="Accident Analysis of European Biogas Stations",
  annote="The number of biogas stations continues to grow. Biomass is currently a very important source of renewable energy in Europe and bio-energy will play a key role in achieving the ambitious targets. It is generally known that the number of accidents increases with higher number of biogas units; therefore the role of their safety is increasingly important. The history of production of biogas in the industrial scale is relatively recent; there is not  so  much  experience  with  safety  as  it  is  with  other  industrial  processes.  Experience  can  be  taken  from similar units, mainly from chemical industry. This paper is intended to describe a probability of possible major accidents associated with the operation of biogas stations. For 13,171 European biogas stations, more than 800  accidents  were  found  out  within  the  last  10  y,  but  most  of  them  were  accidents  without  any  serious consequences; only three of them were serious with consequences for human lives.",
  address="AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.",
  chapter="114683",
  doi="10.3303/CET1543323",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.",
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  volume="2015",
  year="2015",
  month="may",
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  publisher="AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.",
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