what would it take to pipeline hydrogen like natural gas?

In your answer address items like keeping metal from becoming Brittle.


Protection from stray bullet (After 9/11)

Isolating sections of pipe to minimize damage if ignition is caused.

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago

    Except for hydrogen embrittlement and leakage, the other concerns are no different than those for natural gas. In fact natural gas has more potential energy and is a bigger problem.

    Hydrogen embrittlement is just a cost issue and nothing more. Leakage will be a bit greater than for a natural gas line but can be minimized.

    Bullets are not a problem but explosives especially shaped charges would be the real concern but again that is no more of a problem than for natural gas, propane or gasoline pipelines.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It has already been done.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_pipeline_tra... for details.

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