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Expert Workshop

Expert Workshop on

Challenges and Solutions to Implementation and Reliable Operation of Large-Scale Gaseous Hydrogen Infrastructure

July 31st and August 1st, 2024

In collaboration with the ASME PVP Conference July 28th to August 2nd 2024
The Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, Washington, USA


2.45pm Wednesday, July 31st

Introduction and Housekeeping

  1. Metallurgy / Hydrogen Fundamentals
    • Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
      "Towards a Virtual Hydrogen Lab: Computational Predictions of Hydrogen-Assisted Failures"
    • Michael Gagliano and Jonathan Parker, Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto CA USA)
      "Heterogeneity and Risk Factors influencing Damage Susceptibility"
    • Discussion

4.00pm – 4.10pm Break

  1. Materials Compatibility
    1. Brian Somerday, Somerday Consulting, LLC (Wayne PA, USA)
      "Compatibility of Metals with Hydrogen Environments"
    2. Neeraj Thirumalai, ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company (Annandale NJ, USA)
      "Hydrogen-Materials Compatibility and Its Impact on Pipeline Integrity – An Industry Perspective"
    3. Shin Nishimura, HYDROGENIUS, Kyushu University (Kyushu, Japan)
      "Database of Hydrogen Compatible Polymeric Materials for Hydrogen Infrastructure"
    4. Discussion

5.45pm Close

8.15am Thursday August 1st - Introduction

  1. Test Methods (fatigue and fracture)
    1. Joe Ronevich, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore CA, USA)
      "Influence of hydrogen kinetics on fatigue and fracture testing"
    2. Kevin Nibur, HyPerformance Materials Testing, LLC (Bend OR, USA)
      "Ensuring transferability of mechanical test measurements in hydrogen gas to structural applications"
    3. Robin Gordon, Microalloying International (USA)
      "Hydrogen Test Methods: Past Present and Future"
    4. Laurent Briottet, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (Grenoble, France)
      "Mechanical characterization of metals under Hydrogen pressure: current EU issues and developments"
    5. Discussion

Break 10.15am to 10.30am

  1. Hydrogen storage
    1. Paolo Bortot, M. Ortolani M. Bellingardi, Tenaris Dalmine (Dalmine, Italy)
      "Overview of hydrogen storage systems and related challenges for the design of high-pressure vessels"
    2. Mathew Ingraham, Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque NM, USA)
      "Subsurface Storage of Hydrogen – Hurdles in the Path Forward"
    3. Rob Trautz, Electric Power Research Institute (Charlotte NC, USA)
      "Challenges and Solutions with Bulk Storage of Hydrogen"
    4. Discussion

Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

  1. Hydrogen Transmission Pipelines
    1. Marion Erdelen-Peppler, Rosen Group / European Pipeline Research Group (Germany)
      "Hydrogen and the pipeline network – a European perspective"
    2. Shane Finneran and Ramgopal Thodla, DNV Columbus (Dublin OH, USA)
      "Integrated Lifing Strategy for Building New and Repurposing Existing NG Pipelines."
    3. Scott Riccardella, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc (Denver CO, USA)
      "Hydrogen Blending – Evaluating the Impact on Gas Transmission Pipeline Integrity."
    4. Ben Schroeder, Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque NM, USA)
      "An overview of the Hydrogen Extremely Low Probability of Rupture (HELPR) toolkit for probabilistic structural integrity assessments when transporting hydrogen in natural gas infrastructure."
    5. Discussion

Break 3.30pm to 3.45pm

  1. Case Studies: Challenges and Approaches Being Used to Ensure Informed Decisions Linked to Infrastructure Investments in the Energy Transition
    1. Jenna Commerford and Michael McCune, Solar Turbines (San Diego CA, USA)
      "Considerations for Hydrogen Blending in Centrifugal Compressors."
    2. Robert Best, National Gas Transmission, Plc (UK)
      "Challenges and Solutions to Transmission of Hydrogen in the UK"
    3. Bradley Davis, University of Wollongong (Wollongong, NSW Australia)
    4. "Survey of Fracture Toughness Properties of Representative Australian Pipeline Steels for Hydrogen Service"
    5. Josh Duell and Steve Potts, Williams, (Tulsa OK & Salt Lake City UT, USA)
      "Engineering Critical Assessment Overview for a Large Gas Network"
    6. Craig Clarke, GHD (Auckland, New Zealand)
      "Repurposing Existing Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure – A Case Study in a Phased Approach to Assessment and Planning for Hydrogen Conversion"
    7. Chet Acharya, Southern Company Gas (USA)
      "Hydrogen Initiatives at Southern Company"
    8. Vigdis Olden et al., SINTEF, (Norway)
      "The HyLINE project – Safe Pipelines for Hydrogen Transport (2019-2023)"
    9. Discussion

Final Discussion / Review