This presentation will discuss the importance of hydrogen for the energy transition and the role of existing pipelines. The unique properties of hydrogen, and the differences between hydrogen pipelines and natural gas pipelines will be summarized. A framework approach of combined integrity subject matter expertise and appropriate inspection technologies will be introduced outlining a structured approach for the assessment of existing pipelines and the management of their conversion to, and operation under, hydrogen service.
Neil Gallon is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer working for the ROSEN Integrity Services division in
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer,
a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an International/European Welding
Engineer. He has more than 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and consultancy, including working for companies
such as Tata Steel and GE. His current interests include the impact of gaseous hydrogen on materials and welds.
Michael Tewes leads the Regional Crack Detection Business, covering ROSEN’s activities in Asia Pacific, Middle East
and Europe. He has been working for ROSEN for more than ten years. As part of the worldwide acting group at ROSEN
Germany, he has supported and advised numerous inspection projects around the world. Michael holds a degree in
Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Science Osnabrueck, Germany.