Hydrogen Tests

Commissioning of a new test room dedicated to material testing under hydrogen pressure at The French Corrosion Institute – Saint-Etienne site. New equipments have been invested to extend the pressure range we can investigate, to allow for testing in contaminated gas (mainly in presence of H2S) and offer new test methods applicable in research projects and consultencies.

Several test frames are now available :

o Several autoclaves for batch exposures up to 300°C/300 bar.

o Two test frames for fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth. rate evaluations up to 700 bar and -150/180°C.

o Several permeation test cells up to 400 bar.

o One test frame for slow strain rate and Ripple load test up to 185 bar.

o Cryogenic test using hollow specimens down to -150°C.

o Thermodesorption spectroscopy.

These capacities will be used in serveral collaborative projects ongoing :

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