Despite more than 750 km of hydrogen pipelines in place worldwide and approximately 40 years of operating experience, no codes and standards exist for the design, construction, and safe operation of hydrogen pipeline systems. This article reports a hydrogen-gas pipeline design developed by Novacorp International Consulting Inc., Calgary. This design basis was used in the design, engineering, and construction of a hydrogen-gas cross-country pipeline that joined the Alberta Gas Ethylene Co. Ltd. hydrogen purification plant to the Cominco Fertilizers/Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. anhydrous ammonia plant. The major hazard associated with pipeline transmission of hydrogen is leakage followed by fire and explosion in the presence of a small amount of ignition energy. Hydrogen pipeline facilities require special precautions in piping configurations and pipeline fabrication because of this.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Mohitpour, M
    • Pierce, C L
    • Graham, P
  • Publication Date: 1990-5-28

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 22
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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  • Accession Number: 00495647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM