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Research at NIST-Boulder on the Compatibility of Hydrogen and Carbon Steels



Nicholas Nanninga


The demand for gaseous hydrogen fuel is expected to necessitate a consistent supply of hydrogen that can only be delivered through networks of existing and new pipelines and storage units. The focus of the Hydrogen Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Materials Reliability Division, in Boulder, CO is to characterize the mechanical behavior of pipeline and pressure vessel materials exposed to highly pressurized hydrogen gas. The material properties will be used to generate databases and develop codes and standards, essential to the safe and reliable transportation of gaseous pipelines.
Conference Dates
May 3-7, 2009
Conference Location
Houston, TX
Conference Title
Proceedings of the 2009 Clean Technology Conference and Expo


gaseous hydrogen, pipeline, materials, pressure vessels
Created February 18, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017