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Advanced testing and structural analysis for assessment and control of hydrogen damage in structural steels

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The proposal directly addresses one of the most significant challenges for the widespread adoption of hydrogen-based energy technology. The provision of a cost-effective hydrogen distribution network must be balanced with the need to ensure its safety and structural integrity. This project will provide fundamental understanding of the effect of gaseous hydrogen on the microstructure, properties and integrity of pipeline steels, weld and heat affected zone regions. It will assist in evaluation of the suitability for hydrogen distribution of the existing pipeline network in Australia and of new low Mn pipeline steels, which are currently under development at BlueScope Steel Limited.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0883546

Local Award Id


  • 10144

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The proposal directly addresses one of the most significant challenges for the widespread adoption of hydrogen-based energy technology. The provision of a cost-effective hydrogen distribution network must be balanced with the need to ensure its safety and structural integrity. This project will provide fundamental understanding of the effect of gaseous hydrogen on the microstructure, properties and integrity of pipeline steels, weld and heat affected zone regions. It will assist in evaluation of the suitability for hydrogen distribution of the existing pipeline network in Australia and of new low Mn pipeline steels, which are currently under development at BlueScope Steel Limited.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0883546

Local Award Id


  • 10144