Project description:

Conducted by the PRCI Emerging Fuels Institute with C-FER Technologies, this project will lay the groundwork for understanding the impact of hydrogen on defects in existing pipelines. It includes several small-scale tests to characterize selected material types and vintage specimens extracted from legacy pipeline systems. A limited number of large-scale tests on these pipe specimens will be conducted to provide an initial assessment of the potential impacts that defects such as cracks, corrosion wall loss, dents, laminations, bends/buckles and local hard zones could have on pipelines operating with hydrogen.