Risks to existing pipelines associated with the change from natural gas to hydrogen

These tiny molecules are given an important role for our quest in having a flexible source for production, storage use of energy. During this meeting, the Norwegian producer Equinor, technology firm ENGIE, The German RWE and the Dutch Gas grid operator Gasunie signed an agreement to make the first steps to create a supply chain […]

Innovative Hardness, Strength, and Ductility (HSD) Testing

Our partner Mistras has developed a new technology to test for Hardness, Strength, and Ductility (HSD) Testing. As part of their novel approach to Pipeline material verfi Contrary to existing lab technologies, it is non-destructive field surveying method. It can help pipeline owners to verify the existing material properties of assets (pipelines) in place. Material […]

What is Hydrogen induced corrosion cracking?

Hydrogen induced corrosion cracking is a corrosion mechanisms that occurs under moderate temperatures and natural environments. Alloys and high strength steels are more susceptible to this type of corrosion, but it will only occur under specific conditions. A source of hydrogen would be required and tensile stress needs to be present in the material. Sources […]