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Guidance on materials selection for hydrogen service is needed to support the deployment of hydrogen as a fuel as well as the development of codes and standards for stationary hydrogen use, hydrogen vehicles, refueling stations, and hydrogen transportation. Materials property measurement is needed on deformation, fracture and fatigue of metals in environments relevant to this hydrogen economy infrastructure. The identification of hydrogen-affected material properties such as strength, fracture resistance and fatigue resistance are high priorities to ensure the safe design of load-bearing structures.

To support the needs of the hydrogen community, Sandia National Laboratories is conducting an extensive review of reports and journal publications to gather existing materials data for inclusion in the Technical Reference for Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials. Additionally, Sandia is working internationally with collaborators to acquire newly generated data for inclusion in the Technical Reference. 

SAND2012_7321.pdf  is an archival report issued by Sandia National Laboratories representing the reference information compiled as of September 2012. Individual sections of this report may be updated or added periodically at this website.

Metal Type: Plain Carbon Ferritic Steels
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
C-Mn Alloys Fe-C-Mn 5/07 1100
Metal Type: Aluminum Alloys
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
Heat Treatable Alloys 7XXX-series alloys Al-Zn-Mg-Cu 5/09 3230
Heat Treatable Alloys 2XXX-series alloys Al-Cu 5/09 3210
Heat Treatable Alloys 6XXX-series alloys Al-Mg-Si
Pure Aluminum Al 4/07 3101
Metal Type: Austenitic Steels
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
Heat Treatable Alloys Fe-Ni-Co Sealing Alloys Fe–28Ni–20Co 10/05 2401
Precipitation-Strengthened Stainless Alloys A-286 Fe–25Ni–15Cr+Ti+Mo 5/05 2301
Nitrogen-Strengthened Stainless Alloys 21-6-9 Fe–21Cr–6Ni–9Mn+N 5/05 2202
Nitrogen-Strengthened Stainless Alloys 22-13-5 Fe–22Cr–13Ni–5Mn–2.5Mo+N 1/05 2201
300-Series Stainless Alloys Type 321 & 347 Fe–18Cr–10Ni + Ti/Nb 12/08 2104
300-Series Stainless Alloys Type 316 & 316L Fe–18Cr–12Ni+Mo 3/05 2103
300-Series Stainless Alloys Type 304 & 304L Fe–19Cr–10Ni 5/05 2101
Metal Type: High-Alloy Ferritic Steels
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
Martensitic Stainless Steels Heat Treatable Fe–Cr 6/08 1820
Martensitic Stainless Steels Precipitation-Strengthened Fe–Cr–Ni 3/08 1810
Duplex Stainless Steels Fe–22Cr–5Ni+Mo 9/08 1600
Semi-Austenitic Stainless Steels Fe–15Cr–7Ni 3/08 1700
Ferritic Stainless Steels Fe–15Cr 10/06 1500
High-Strength Steels 9Ni-4Co Fe–9Ni–4Co-0.20C 1/05 1401
Metal Type: Low-Alloy Ferritic Steels
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
Quenched & Tempered Steels Ni-Cr-Mo Alloys Fe–Ni–Cr–Mo 12/05 1212
Quenched & Tempered Steels Cr-Mo Alloys Fe–Cr–Mo 12/05 1211
Metal Type: Copper Alloys
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
Pure Copper Cu 5/06 4001
Metal Type: Nonmetals
Sub Metal Type Designation Norminal Composition Revision Section
Polymers 5/08 8100