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
Pub Type: Conferences
hydrogen, mechanical testing, permeation, pipelines, test facility, workshop