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The presence of hydrogen in industrial plants is a potential source of damage and a major concern for industrial plant owners. Therefore, on February 23, 24 and 25, 2010, SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is offering a free web seminar focusing on the usage of Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Methods for the identification of Hot Hydrogen Attack (HHA). SGS has more than 25 years experience in the detection and quantification of Hot Hydrogen Attack. Hot Hydrogen Attack (HHA) is a form of degradation caused by hydrogen reacting with carbon, forming methane (CH4) which in turn can lead to catastrophic failure. The probability of HHA damage in industrial plants is dependent on the type of alloy, the stress, its partial hydrogen pressure and operating temperature. The presence of hydrogen in industrial plants is a potential source of damage that can cause unsafe situations. In the worst cases, HHA may lead to an actual break before any leakage is detected.

HHA can be detected in a number of ways but the reliability of some techniques is questionable. The webinar aims to provide a platform to enable facility owners from different industrial fields to better understand the process of Hot Hydrogen Attack and to discuss the most efficient and accurate inspection methods offered by SGS Industrial Services for the detection of HHA.

The webinar will be held by Norbert Trimborn, Head of the Competence Center for Special NDT Examinations in the Netherlands. Norbert Trimborn has been concentrating on studying NDT methods for more than 20 years and, since 1993, he has been the course leader for Non-Destructive Testing techniques for several institutions.

In his webinar, Mr. Trimborn will explain the formation of HHA in material, underlining the difference between HHA and Hot Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC). Attendees will be presented with the different inspection methods for parent material as well as for welds and heat affected zones. Furthermore, the webinar will provide advice on what to do if damage caused by HHA is detected.

With the webinar offered by SGS, you can widen your knowledge on the detection and quantification of Hot Hydrogen Attack in just 60 minutes.

The following Sessions have been Scheduled:

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 (English Sessions)

  • 9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Amsterdam (GMT +01:00)
  • 12:00 p.m. Abu Dhabi (GMT +04:00)
  • 4:00 p.m. Singapore (GMT + 08:00)
  • 1:00 p.m. Brasilia (GMT -03:00)
  • 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Chicago (GMT -06:00)

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 (English Session)

  • 8:00 a.m. Sydney (GMT +11:00)
  • 10:00 a.m. Wellington (GMT +13:00)

Thursday, 25 February 2010 (English Sessions)

  • 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Amsterdam (GMT +01:00)
  • 12:00 p.m. Abu Dhabi (GMT +04:00)
  • 4:00 p.m. Singapore (GMT + 08:00)
  • 1:00 p.m. Brasilia (GMT -03:00)
  • 10:00 a.m. Chicago (GMT -06:00)

To register for the webinar, visit the SGS Webinar Calendar.

To ensure that installations, materials, equipment and facilities are in a safe and reliable condition, SGS offers Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services provided by qualified inspectors to international standards. The scope of SGS NDT services covers both conventional and advanced NDT methods.

For further information, please contact:

Myriam Ressel
Global Marketing Coordinator
SGS Industrial Services

SGS Group Management Ltd.
Raboisen 28
D - 20095 Hamburg
t: +49 40 30101 541
f: +49 40 30101 936

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.