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Hydrogen & Offshore Wind, business advisor and trainer, Charley Rattan Associates
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I wonder how many will try (and succeed) in shifting towards charging stations to remain viable. The fact is, though, if all cars were instantly transferred to electric, we still wouldn't need nearly as many charging stations as we currently have gas stations-- that's a reality that has to be realized and handled.
Charley, I think some service stations will provide DC Fast Charging . They offer food , drinks and bathrooms just like they do today. A few have already started this service. For trips this will always be needed. Don't you think this will be the natural transition?
Can we use the infrastructure instead for clean hydrogen – either blended with natural gas as a stepping stone, or with pure hydrogen in the future? This is an intriguing possibility, but the one thing that makes me nervous is furthering what might otherwise be stranded assets amid an energy transition. Could we see new gas lines built with the (whether genuine or not)...
With toxic gases, organizations should focus on placing sensors where personnel are at risk of exposure, covering high traffic areas and potential evacuation routes to ensure worker safety. In your experience, how often are they doing this today?
"...when it comes to gas detection, it's lagging behind with many plants relying on traditional fixed detectors or providing workers with a portable detector!" Sad, but true. Ironically, it is not unusual that environmental considerations, i.e. requirements to monitor emissions, are the driving force toward modernization of gas detection.
We certainly see toxic detectors in a variety of areas throughout plants. When it comes to offshore, platforms need to ensure there are no high levels of toxic gases, especially in areas where people work and congregate. Plants are similar but may also include detectors along the fence line to understand the risk to surrounding communities and around assets with a higher risk of leaking....