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At DNV we have a dedicated laboratory space for quantifying material performance for hydrogen and CO2-related applications, such as hydrogen and CO2 transportation and storage. Our services include: 

  • Fatigue endurance (both high cycle fatigue and low cycle fatigue), fatigue crack growth rate and fracture toughness performance of materials in high-pressure hydrogen and CO2 
  • General material compatibility evaluation in high-pressure hydrogen and CO2

What we do for you

Our advanced knowledge and testing services provide customers with the data and insights needed to understand better the impact of the environment and various operational factors on the materials for various hydrogen-related applications.

The DNV difference

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in hydrogen-assisted damage mechanisms in materials
  • Advanced knowledge of material compatibility in gaseous hydrogen environments
  • 25 dedicated hydrogen test frames running fracture toughness, fatigue crack growth, and constant load tests in hydrogen and CO2 environments
    • 5 to 15 kip: all equipped with high-precision potential drop (PD) system for crack growth measurement
    • With autoclaves capable of hydrogen pressure up to 300 bar
    • Pure hydrogen, hydrogen blends, and dense phase CO2
  • Hydrogen permeation and impurity effects under high-pressure conditions
  • Atomic-scale modeling and experimental testing to study interactions of impurities, chemicals, and other species with metallic materials
  • Leading multiple hydrogen consortium projects and joint industry projects (JIP)
  • Experience and knowledge of critical engineering assessment (ECA) and the approach to generate the required information for ECA
  • Unique understanding and capabilities with access to full-scale testing at DNV Spadeadam Facility in Brampton, UK