Lifetime Concepts for Hydrogen Applications

What we offer

  • Evaluation of component lifespan under high-pressure hydrogen
  • Measurement of material properties in high-pressure hydrogen environments
  • Simulation of physical and mechanical material properties using FEM and/or other methodologies
  • Damage analysis regarding hydrogen-induced component and material failures
  • Support for complex development projects in the field of hydrogen technology, such as Power-to-Gas and hydrogen as an energy carrier

Within the Lifetime Concepts for Hydrogen Applications group, methods for evaluating the lifespan of components in contact with high-pressure hydrogen are developed and applied.

The basis for component evaluation relies on established guidelines such as the FKM guidelines, the pressure vessel guideline AD2000 or EN13445, or the American pipeline guideline ASME B31.12, which have been partially expanded to consider the damaging influence of hydrogen. A more detailed assessment of components is carried out using Finite Element Methods (FEM), which utilizes the experimental determination of material properties within hydrogen environments.

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Influence of different stress states on hydrogen damage


Advanced high-strength steels are increasingly used in the automotive industry to reduce vehicle weight and increase safety...

Hydrogen embrittlement in metals


Atomic hydrogen is able to significantly reduce the ductility of metallic raw materials. This can lead to the expected malfunction of components and is generally referred to...

Lifetime concepts for Hydrogen applications publications


Contributions to scientific journals, books and conferences as well as dissertations and project reports...