Retrofitting pipelines by in situ coating for protection against hydrogen permeation

December 2nd, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Pipeline design and integrity management, Hydrogen embrittlement, Advanced manufacturing

Lead Organisation:
University of Melbourne

Future Fuels CRC


Start date:
February 2019

Project summary description:
This project aims to develop internal coatings for existing steel pipelines that can be applied in situ, cost effectively, without exposure or removal of the buried pipe. The coatings are being evaluated for protection against hydrogen permeation, to reduce the risk and incidence of hydrogen embrittlement.

Further information:
RP3.4-01 Retrofitting pipelines by in situ coating


Reviewed: May 2024