Presenter: Neil Gallon

Energy Transition and Existing Pipelines

Importance of hydrogen

As the world moves towards a decarbonized future, global demand for fossil fuels continues to rise. The challenge is to meet the increased energy demand while reducing overall emissions along the entire value chain. In this context, renewable hydrogen will play an important role as a flexible energy carrier, which in turn will have an impact on how we manage our (converted) pipelines.

Come and join us for a discussion about the importance of hydrogen for the energy transition and the role of existing pipelines. We will summarize the unique properties of hydrogen and the differences between hydrogen pipelines and natural gas pipelines. In addition, we will introduce a framework approach outlining a structured approach for the assessment of existing pipelines and the management of their conversion to, and operation under, hydrogen service.

Presented by

Neil Gallon, Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group

Neil is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer working for the ROSEN Integrity Services division in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a Masters 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. His current interests include the impact of gaseous hydrogen on materials and welds.

Thoughtful woman with H2 and CO2 molecules around her.


Renewable hydrogen as a flexible energy carrier will play a major role in moving the industry forward. New and existing pipeline systems offer ideal conditions for storing, transporting and distribution increasing amounts of hydrogen.
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