Safety Assessment of Composite Cylinders for Gas Storage by Statistical Methods

Potential for Design Optimisation Beyond Limits of Current Regulations and Standards

Authors: Mair, Georg W.

  • Offers readers essential insights into the current approval requirements and relevant safety assessment methods for gas cylinders, with a focus on composite cylinders for storing compressed natural gas and hydrogen
  • Discusses safety as a property of service life and as an issue of degradation
  • Addresses problems including the quality of production, degradation prediction using destructive sample tests parallel to operation, retesting periods and correcting for under- and overestimates of safe lifetime
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About this book

Featuring a detailed analysis of current approval requirements and the relevant safety assessment methods for gas cylinders in general and with main focus on composite cylinders for storing compressed natural gas and hydrogen, this book demonstrates how current regulations and standards limit the ability to reduce cost and weight. Based on this data, it then highlights the potential offered by the proposed approval procedure based on probabilistic safety assessment

After addressing the economic potential of probabilistic safety assessments, the book details working procedures and improving cycles and (slow) bursts as methods for assessing residual strength. It then discusses methods for statistically evaluating test data, as well as sample- size and distribution-character considerations. A definition of sample strength is elaborated in terms of the performance sheets developed by the author. On this basis, it discusses safety as a property of service life and interpreted as an

issue of degradation, and explores aspects of artificial aging for simulating the end-of-life reliability level. Lastly, the book considers control and inspection aspects: quality of production, degradation prediction using destructive sample tests parallel to operation, retesting periods and correcting for under- and overestimates of safe lifetime.

 Presented in schematic diagrams, illustrations and tables, this information enables manufacturers and operators to use this new approach in practice and supports the improvement of current regulations and standards.

About the authors

The author has 25 years of experience in working on composite cylinders. Since 1997 he advised ministries in Germany with respect to pressure receptacles and onboard gas storage systems. This includes several working parties/subcommittees of the United Nations in Geneva. In addition, his section is responsible as competent authority for national decisions in this field of gas transport including German approvals for worldwide transport. This includes some standardisation work.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mair, Georg W.

    Pages 1-18

  • Test Procedures for Hydraulic Sample Testing

    Mair, Georg W.

    Pages 19-68

  • Statistical Assessment of Sample Test Results

    Mair, Georg W.

    Pages 69-150

  • Strength Degradation and Lifetime Assessment

    Mair, Georg W.

    Pages 151-242

  • The Probabilistic Approval Approach (PAA)

    Mair, Georg W.

    Pages 243-352

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49710-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49708-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Safety Assessment of Composite Cylinders for Gas Storage by Statistical Methods
Book Subtitle
Potential for Design Optimisation Beyond Limits of Current Regulations and Standards
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49710-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49710-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49708-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 369
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 231 illustrations in colour
Topics