Study of hydrogen permeation through the pipe wall

December 2nd, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Pipeline materials and performance

Lead Organisation:
University of Wollongong

Future Fuels CRC


Start date:
July 2019

Project summary description:
This project seeks to answer an important consideration for the development of a fracture control plan for pipelines transporting hydrogen: “How much hydrogen is impregnated into the pipe-wall when hydrogen is pressurised internally?” To answer this, a test system is being deployed to evaluate the level of hydrogen concentration absorbed in pipe materials. Outcomes of the project provide immediate knowledge to industry on the impact of hydrogen on the existing infrastructure and how hydrogen changes the current structural integrity assessment models.

Further information:
RP3.1-06 Hydrogen permeation through the pipe wall


Reviewed: May 2024