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.
- oil field trashLv 77 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.
- Anonymous7 years ago
It has already been done.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_pipeline_tra... for details.