The HydroFuel cell is a gas-on-demand system, so no hydrogen or oxygen is actually stored, eliminating the potential for any explosion – the common fear of hydrogen propulsion where hydrogen is stored in a pressurised tank.
The system has been designed that it can only produce hydrogen and oxygen when the engine is running and using the gasses.
The very nature of hydrogen is that if it is ignited, it burns very briefly and disappears, unlike petrol which burns slowly and lingers, burning its surrounds.
The system has built in safety features.
When installed in a vehicle, the HydroFuel system has been designed so that it cannot produce gas unless the engine is running and the gas is being used.
There is an on/off switch inside the cabin of the vehicle, placed where the driver can access it at all times. The Cell will not operate if the engine is not running and will only work when it is switched on. You can even test the efficiency by switching the Cell off and comparing your consumption between having the switch on or off!
A further safety mechanism consists of an inline fuse, so in the unlikely event of the plates touching or any other electrical problems, the fuse will simply blow switching the cell off.
Only automotive grade wire is used in the installation of the cell in a vehicle, this is then wrapped in shrouding, adding to the safety of the operation.
Both the Electrolyte and Scrubber bottles have flash ports so in the unlikely event of a spark the gas will merely blow through the flash ports and not damage the bottles.
The Scrubber bottle has water in it to the fill line so should a spark occur the water would prevent it from travelling to the Electrolyte bottle and the flash port would blow off.
The Scrubber bottle also has a built in filter which breaks up the gas in water also preventing any flash backs.
There is a one way valve between the Scrubber and Electrolyte bottle preventing the gas flow or flash in the wrong direction.
The gas is also sent through the Electrolyte so should the Scrubber bottle and the one way valve fail then the flash would not be able to pass through the electrolyte. Should the cell be broken for any reason the water would flow out and it would be unable to make gas.
Should the Electrolyte bottle run out of water due to negligence the cell would not be fed with water and would be unable to produce gas. This would simply result in a return to normal fuel consumption levels
The vacuum valve is also for safety. When the cell is in operation there is no pressure on the gas, however hydrogen being lighter than air, once the gas is no longer being produced will cause a vacuum in the Electrolyte bottle, the vacuum valve will equalise the pressure letting in air , thereby diluting the gas mix.
When installed in a vehicle fuel grade hose is used to ensure safety.