This Virtual Training course will introduce hydrogen in the context of the energy transition. It will offer a broad overview of the history of hydrogen and its pivotal role in the need for decarbonisation, including the different production methods and uses of hydrogen. Specifically, the need for hydrogen pipelines, and the differences between hydrogen and natural gas pipelines, will be covered. These differences are driven by the different characteristics of hydrogen and natural gas, including the embrittling effects of gaseous hydrogen. The operational and risk consequence aspects of hydrogen compared to natural gas will be compared and available code guidance on the conversion of natural gas pipelines will be summarised. The theory of hydrogen embrittlement and its associated cracking threats and effects on mechanical properties will be covered, as well as the relevant testing requirements and protocols. Finally, the impact of these differences on defect assessments and fitness for purpose studies will be introduced, and the requirements for a holistic hydrogen conversion and integrity management process outlined.
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Live, online session
Satisfies the learning requirement for
Hydrogen Pipeline Integrity CS053F
Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours
The Hydrogen Pipeline Integrity Virtual Training course runs over two days and includes breaks and question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to the following selected Competency Club E-Learns for three days prior the program start date: Pipeline Materials (CS013A), External Corrosion and Prevention (CS017A), Crack Management (CS050A).
Effects of hydrogen on pipeline materials:
Integrity management of hydrogen pipelines:
Neil Gallon is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer working for the ROSEN Integrity Services division in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer, a professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an International / European Welding Engineer. He has over 20 years' experience in manufacturing and consultancy, including working for companies such as Tata Steel and GE. His current interests include the impact of gaseous hydrogen on materials and welds.