Performance Evaluation of High-Strength Steel Pipelines for High-Pressure Gaseous Hydrogen Transportation

The project addresses the most critical issues related to the safe and efficient transportation of hydrogen using pipelines. The impact of high pressure hydrogen on the fatigue behavior of commonly used linepipe steels will be studied systematically by conducting fatigue tests and developing a mechanistic-based analysis model/procedure to correlate and predict the test results. The testing system can greatly accelerate the time-consuming fatigue tests and the analysis model can provide critical inputs to the test matrix design and data interpretation. The combination of the test data and analytical procedure will enable a better understanding of the hydrogen effects on the materials proposed for hydrogen transportation. The project objectives are to: (1) develop a multi-specimen, high-pressure fatigue system that can test multiple specimens at the same time; (2) conduct fatigue tests on well-selected practical pipeline materials; (3) review and identify the physical mechanisms responsible for hydrogen damage to linepipe from available test data, develop a mechanistic-based model; (4) develop mechanistic-based model and use the model to correlate test data, and (5) provide recommendations for code revisions for hydrogen pipelines.


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  • Status: Active
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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:

    Center For Reliable Energy Systems

    5960 Venture Drive, Suite B
    Dublin, OH  United States  43017
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Yong-Yi

  • Start Date: 20090928
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110927
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31231

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  • Accession Number: 01493826
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-09-T-000005
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:01AM