In-Situ Hydrogen Analysis in Weldments: Novel NDE for Weld Inspection

In this program, the Colorado School of Mines and the National Institute of Standards and Technology - Boulder will collaborate in the development of non-destructive technology for weld inspection, assessment, and repair in high strength pipeline steels and their weldments. Advanced sensors will allow the pipe integrity to be frequently or continuously monitored to assure pipeline safety and environmental protection. The research would be further advanced by the characterization of hydrogen in pipeline steel weldments. The characterization of hydrogen content and behavior in high strength steel weldments is timely and important with the introduction of new higher strength steels (e.g. X100, which have higher susceptibility to hydrogen damage) in the pipeline industry.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Colorado School of Mines, Golden

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Principal Investigators:

    Olson, Dave

  • Start Date: 20070801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100901
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35339

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493741
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-07-T-000009
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2013 1:00AM