Fitness for Service assessment of repurposed gas pipelines for hydrogen service

December 2nd, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Safety and standards, Pipeline design and integrity management

Lead Organisation:

Future Fuels CRC


Start date:
October 2021

Project summary description:
Introducing hydrogen in a pipeline is not benign and careful review of the existing pipeline suitability needs to be undertaken as failure of a pipeline carrying gaseous hydrogen can have severe consequences. To ensure safety and ease of operation and determine whether a pipeline has the structural integrity to withstand all forces which it might be subjected during operation, a condition assessment and a fitness for service assessment based on H2 transportation at different levels is required, as pipelines are not defect free. This research project aims at providing a literature review and assessing the suitability of the existing fitness for service and damage assessment methods used by the industry through AS 2885.3 standard and its approved guidelines.

Further information:
RP3.2-11 Fitness for Service assessment of repurposed pipelines to Hydrogen


Reviewed: May 2024