A Sandia National Laboratories Resource

On April 9th and 10th, 2013, the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory team at Sandia National Laboratories/California, invited representatives from 10 institutes in 7 different countries to participate in a meeting to identify gaps in capabilities (equipment, procedures, safety) for testing materials in hydrogen gas, particularly at high pressures (up to 100 MPa) with demanding duty cycles and long test durations. The purpose of these specialized testing systems is for applying monotonic and cyclic loading to material specimens (metals and non-metals) in hydrogen gas to measure deformation and fracture properties. The meeting provided a forum for interactive exchange of information and ideas on the participants' facility designs and operations.

The following are the presentations from each of the 10 institutes.

Institute Presenter
Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Powertech Labs, Inc., Canada
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Japan
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), S. Korea
Pprime Institute, France
The Welding Institute (TWI), UK
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland

Financial support for the Advancing Materials Testing in Hydrogen Gas Meeting was provided by the Safety, Codes and Standards program of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy.