2007 Hydrogen Pipeline Working Group Workshop

The Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Pipeline Working Group met Sept. 25–26, 2007, to review the progress and results of DOE-sponsored pipeline research and development (R&D) projects. More than 30 researchers and industry representatives shared their research results and discussed the current challenges and future goals for hydrogen pipeline R&D.

One of the Pipeline Working Group's near-term goals involves developing standardized test methods and procedures and a round-robin testing plan to ensure consistent results. The workshop featured a review of the draft plan, presentations about the DOE-funded pipeline research projects, and facilitated discussion sessions.

The DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office sponsored the workshop. It was held at the Center for Hydrogen Research in conjunction with the Materials and Components for Hydrogen Infrastructure Codes and Standards Workshop, a joint venture between the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Savannah River National Laboratory.

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Agenda and Attendees

Presentations

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Workshop on Materials Test Procedures for Hydrogen Pipelines (PDF 568), Dave McColskey, NIST

Testing Subgroup Workshop on Critical Property Needs (PDF 497 KB), Tim Armstrong, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ASME Material Testing Priorities for Hydrogen Infrastructure (PDF 980 KB), Lou Hayden, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Hydrogen Delivery Analysis Models (PDF 1.1 MB), Mark Paster, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Mechanical Properties of Structural Steels in Hydrogen (PDF 2.7 MB), Brian Somerday, Sandia National Laboratories

Hydrogen Embrittlement: Fundamentals, Modeling, and Experiments (PDF 1.9 MB), Petros Sofronis, University of Illinois

Permeation, Diffusion, Solubility Measurements: Results and Issues (PDF 2 MB), Zhili Feng, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Thad Adams, Savannah River National Laboratory

Pipeline and Pressure Vessel R&D under the Hydrogen Regional Infrastructure Program in Pennsylvania (PDF 1.5 MB), Kevin Klug, Concurrent Technologies Corp.

Materials Solutions for Hydrogen Delivery in Pipelines (PDF 1.2 MB), Subodh Das, Secat

Composite Technology for Hydrogen Pipelines (PDF 2.4 MB), Barton Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Thad Adams, Savannah River National Laboratory

Discussion Summary

Discussion Comments, Questions, and Action Items (PDF 486 KB)