As the hydrogen sector takes on an increasingly leading role in the energy transition, Tenaris is responding to the market with its latest material technology for all hydrogen applications, THera™, Tenaris Hydrogen era.
Erick Escorza, Tenaris Industrial & Process Technology Senior Director, presented THera™ at Enlit Europe in Milan, Italy, an event dedicated to all aspects related to the European energy transition. The robust, high-strength material offers customers a solution with proven fatigue life and reliable performance in hydrogen environments.
“We are a company that continuously invests to advance the industry,” highlighted Escorza. “With the energy transition underway, we are applying our decades of experience to further develop and improve our solutions for a broad spectrum of applications, such as hydrogen, which require steels with microstructural characteristics designed to avoid embrittlement even at very high pressures.”
THera™ applications include hydrogen storage systems for refueling stations designed for pressures from 240 bar up to 1000 bar; tube trailers with customized dimensions and lengths to optimize the hydrogen transport design; onshore and offshore pipelines to safely transport up to 100% hydrogen.
To meet the demand for increased efficiency and flexibility in the latest generation thermoelectric power plants, Tenaris has designed another advanced material, Thor® 115 – Tenaris High Oxidation Resistance Steel – a ferritic steel with 11% chromium content, with superior performance in more challenging situations where the temperature can reach 620 ° C. Thor® 115 is also a reliable solution for use in dual gas-hydrogen power plants, where it guarantees high resistance to oxidation and erosion resulting from the increase in working temperature and the presence of hydrogen.
Tenaris has invested over $10 million dollars in recent years to develop this new steel capable of allowing the production of steam at higher temperatures than traditional steels with chromium content up to 9%, offering greater reliability to electricity production plants.
Courtesy of Tenaris.