Many modern energy systems are reliant on the production, transportation, storage, and use of gaseous hydrogen. The safety, durability, performance and economic operation of these systems is challenged by operating-cycle dependent degradation by hydrogen of otherwise high performance materials. This important two-volume work provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the latest research into managing hydrogen embrittlement in energy technologies.
Volume 1 is divided into three parts, the first of which provides an overview of the hydrogen embrittlement problem in specific technologies including petrochemical refining, automotive hydrogen tanks, nuclear waste disposal and power systems, and H2 storage and distribution facilities. Part two then examines modern methods of characterization and analysis of hydrogen damage and part three focuses on the hydrogen degradation of various alloy classes
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Volume 1 of Gaseous hydrogen embrittlement of materials in energy technologies is an invaluable reference tool for engineers, designers, materials scientists, and solid mechanicians working with safety-critical components fabricated from high performance materials required to operate in severe environments based on hydrogen. Impacted technologies include aerospace, petrochemical refining, gas transmission, power generation and transportation.
- summarises the wealth of recent research on understanding and dealing with the safety, durability, performance and economic operation of using gaseous hydrogen at high pressure
- reviews how hydrogen embrittlement affects particular sectors such as the petrochemicals, automotive and nuclear industries and
- discusses how hydrogen embrittlement can be characterised and its effects on particular alloy classes
- reviews ways of characterising and testing for hydrogen-assisted fatigue and fracture and analyses the ways gaseous hydrogen embrittlement affects high-performance steels, superalloys, titanium and aluminium alloys
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Richard P. Gangloff is the Ferman W. Perry Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
Brian P. Somerday is a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, USA. Both editors are world authorities in the field of hydrogen embrittlement.
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