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Evaluating a Natural Gas Pipeline Steel for Blended Hydrogen Service

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Author(s)

May Martin, Matthew Connolly, Zack Buck, Peter Bradley, Damian Lauria, Andrew Slifka

Abstract

An X70 natural gas pipeline steel that is being considered for blended natural gas/hydrogen gas service was evaluated in a high-pressure hydrogen gas environment. Fracture toughness testing and fatigue crack growth rate testing were conducted according to ASME standards and the results are presented in the context of ASME B31.12 qualification. While a reduction in fracture toughness was observed, the fracture toughness and fatigue behavior were within acceptable bounds for hydrogen service.
Citation
Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
Issue
101

Keywords

Hydrogen blending, hydrogen embrittlement, pipeline steel, fracture toughness, fatigue

Citation

Martin, M. , Connolly, M. , Buck, Z. , Bradley, P. , Lauria, D. and Slifka, A. (2022), Evaluating a Natural Gas Pipeline Steel for Blended Hydrogen Service, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2022.104529, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933855 (Accessed August 14, 2022)
Created March 19, 2022, Updated March 28, 2022