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Thomas A. Siewert, Joseph D. McColskey, Angelique N. Lasseigne


In 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology greatly expanded its efforts in support of the use of hydrogen as a fuel.   Various NIST divisions have started projects on measurement needs in the areas of flow rates, storage, materials compatibility and other standardization issues.  Our Division (Materials Reliability) has focused on the issues with hydrogen embrittlement of conventional pipeline and storage vessel materials (mostly steels).  Our first step was to hold a workshop to help us rank the various needs, and then use this data to plan and construct an appropriate test facility.
Proceedings Title
NHA 2008 Annual Conference: Hydropower: Blue Energy for a Greener Future
Conference Dates
April 13-16, 2008
Conference Location
Sacramento, CA


hydrogen, mechanical testing, permeation, pipelines, test facility, workshop


Siewert, T. , McColskey, J. and Lasseigne, A. (2008), HYDROGEN PIPELINE RESEARCH AT NIST, NHA 2008 Annual Conference: Hydropower: Blue Energy for a Greener Future, Sacramento, CA, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created March 31, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017