It is repeatedly mentioned that "compressing hydrogen carries a significant risk of explosion"?. But why does compression of hydrogen carry explosion risk? Is it true for all gases?
The more highly compressed the hydrogen is the more will be required of its containment vessel. Given the same vessel a higher pressure will be more likely to breach the vessel. In addition, the higher the pressure, the more energy is released, the more likely the uncontrolled release will cause damage, injury, death, etc...I meant how does compression go on to increase the chance of explosion?