EEMUA Seminar: Detecting and managing High Temperature Hydrogen Attack


Hilton Manchester Airport Hotel




Registration is now closed. Please contact the events team for more details if you wish to attend.

Productive and profitable industrial plants rely on safe, reliable equipment to sustain expected production levels and quality standards. High temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) can cause serious damage such as decarburization and micro-cracking in steels exposed to hydrogen at elevated temperatures and high pressure. Such damage can negatively affect tensile strength and toughness and ultimately cause failure without warning, as was the case in the disastrous 2010 Tesoro Anacortes refinery incident, where the shell of a heat exchanger ruptured catastrophically, killing seven workers.

This seminar aims to help disseminate developments in the field of HTHA NDE, FFS and design considerations.

Hear input from the UK Regulator, European and US operators, leading NDT houses, materials research specialists and academics, among others, discussing the most recent work in the field. Take a look at the programme for the full speaker line-up.

This is a must-attend event for all those responsible for maintaining integrity of physical assets under hydrogen service at elevated temperatures.


Attendance is free of charge for delegates from EEMUA member and associate companies. For members and associates registering on the website for the first time, please note that there is an additional validation step. In this case, we recommend registering for the event only after the ‘Welcome to EEMUA’ communication has been received. This will ensure that once logged in you will have free entry to the event.

To register, click the blue ‘Register’ box at the top of the right hand column on this page.

Limited spaces are available to delegates from higher education establishments, i.e. staff and full time students, at a reduced rate. All delegates from higher education establishments will be required to provide us with confirmation of their status accordingly, e.g. copy of student ID card, personnel ID card, etc.

Would you like to exhibit at the event? 
If you are a business looking to connect with owners/operators and other service providers across all sectors, then why not exhibit at the event. Contact Chantelle Jones, Head of Training and Events on for further details.

Who should attend:

Anyone who works on industrial sites where complex control systems are installed, and are critical to safe and effective operation.


EEMUA Member £ 0 - EEMUA Members and Associates
Non-member £ 300 - Non-member
£ 95 - Higher Education


09:00 - 09:45Registration
09:45 - 09:50Welcome and introduction
09:50 - 10:15The Safety Imperative
10:15 - 10:40C-0.5Mo steels - the academic side of the equation
10:40 - 11:05API Developments
11:05 - 11:25Tea/coffee
11:25 - 11:50Strategies for Addressing Equipment Integrity in HTHA Environments
11:50 - 12:15Fitness for service assessments: the story so far and addressing C-0.5Mo steels and clad vessels
12:15 - 12:40Damage Prediction Modelling and the Stress Engineering Tool addressing C-0.5Mo steels
12:40 - 13:40Lunch
13:40 - 14:05Further developments in NDE techniques for HTHA and clad vessels
14:05 - 14:30HTHA experiences from the field
14:30 - 14:50Tea/coffee
14:50 - 15:15Characterisation of HTHA damage in C-steels (Project 305)
15:15 - 15:40UK regulator expectations from operators
15:40 - 16:00Question and answer session
16:00 - 16:00Wrap up and close