Hyodrogen production can cause hydrogen to dissociate in to hydride ions. This can penetrate metals and cause a problem known as hydride embrittlement or stress corrosion cracking. This adversely effects high stress areas and can cause failure in pipelines.
Avoiding catastrophic failures of gas transfer lines in hydrogen production is of paramount importance. This means there is a great need to protect pipework in order to make it safer for the transportation of these gases.
Extensively long transfer pipe-lines with no flanges and access only from each end, require specialist equipment and coating technology. With our pipe pigging technology, we can prepare the surface to abrade pipes, remove sludge, chemically clean and remove any corrosion and provide anti-corrosive coating systems. We have the products that work in environments specialising in hydrogen production and the technology to apply them.