All unit containers are temperature controlled to maintain proper operating conditions, and containers that process hydrogen or ammonia have special safety features, including gas detectors and flame scanners.
In a rare emergency purging condition, the entire ammonia in the processing system is less than 16 kg or 7 gallons. In comparison, ammonia storage at a co-op is typically at or above 30,000 gallons. The amount of available ammonia to release is very small. In the remote worst-case scenario, the sudden release of ammonia gas in 30 s will result in a danger zone less than 50 meters (164ft.) in radius.
We are also developing a proprietary adsorption-based ammonia capturing system to ensure a safe operation. This technology is currently under the patent filing process.
Hydrogen is the lightest molecule and is easily and properly vented. We utilize leak detection tools including color changing tapes and digitized detector. And, we follow design code such that electronics are explosion proof – no sparks.