Despite the barriers that stand between the United States and a mature hydrogen economy, the path is slowly becoming clearer. This 17-question test will reveal where your company is on this journey.
Permeation and embrittlement are issues that stand in the way of realizing a viable and mature hydrogen infrastructure. For pressure and temperature sensors, using materials that protect against these conditions is key to safety and profitability in the chemical industry.
Hydrogen is key to decarbonization – in the chemical industry as well as for developed nations. However, while it is relatively easy and cheap to produce, pure H2 is notoriously difficult to transport and store. Most methods require high operational and/or energy costs.
Leaks are a pernicious issue in natural gas pipelines. As hydrogen can escape even more easily than methane through the tiniest holes, cracks, and weld seams, the transport and eventual storage of this gas is one of the major barriers to wider adoption of this gas as a fuel and feedstock. Hydrogen permeation and embrittlement only exacerbate the problem.
Worldwide, chemical companies are recognizing the potential of hydrogen as a feedstock and fuel source – and the most viable way for the industry to become carbon-neutral. Obstacles to realizing this future are gas leakage and storage/transport, two issues that reliable measuring instruments can help overcome.