Convention looks to the future on day three

The third day of the APGA Virtual Convention and Exhibition provided a mix of technical and policy-based presentations for attendees.

Hydrogen was the first topic of the day, with High Hydrogen NPI Program Manager Solar Turbines Terry Tarver discussing the impacts and developments in the industry regarding the use of natural gas and hydrogen mixtures in gas turbines.

This was followed by a presentation from Dr Bradley Davis from the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Future Fuels CRC who examined hydrogen embrittlement in transmission pipelines.

Dr Davis discussed the impact even a small blend of hydrogen can have on pipeline fatigue and crack growth, and outlined a new hydrogen safety lab in development at the UOW that will carry out strength, fatigue and fracture tests once operational in 2021.

The day’s program also saw Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) Manager Policy and Government Relations Drew Pearlman outlined the ways in which modified regulatory policy can help facilitate the growth of future fuels and help decarbonate the industry.

Mr Pearlman made comparisons to other successful policies, namely the large-scale implementation of solar, as a model that could be used to achieve successful results.

Rounding out the day was a technical presentation from Wacek Lipski from Tasmanian Gas Pipeline and Terry Griffiths from Aurora Offshore Engineering on marine growth in relation to subsea pipelines, before ROSEN Group Project Manager Jason Edwards ran through ROSEN’s material verification process in pipeline assessments.

The Virtual Convention and Exhibition will run until 23 October.

Click here to view the full program.

For more information visit the APGA website.

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