Testing, analysis and counselling on materials, equipment and constructions, in relation to transport of hydrogen in the gas grid, as part of the development of Power-to-X.

An essential part of the green transition involves Power-to-X. In addition to hydrogen production and processing, there is a special focus on the infrastructure, that will ensure that we can purchase, store and distribute energy from renewable energy sources in the form of hydrogen.

Safe hydrogen transport is an "enabler" for Power-to-X, and therefore a crucial element in relation to a sustainable transition to green energy sources.

Hydrogen introduces specific demands to materials

An important part of the necessary hydrogen infrastructure is the gas grid, which is one of the most profitable ways of transporting hydrogen.

However, converting the existing natural gas system to hydrogen presents certain challenges. Some of these are known challenges such as hydrogen embrittlement, but the limits for when failures occur are unknown. Therefore, tests or development work in relation to materials and constructions are required, because the properties of the materials are not always fully documented when it comes to the effect of hydrogen.

Test facilities for hydrogen

We offer a wide range of analyses and special testing of materials, so you can ensure that your product or component meets the requirements of both quality and safety for use in a hydrogen containing environment.

At FORCE Technology, we have many years’ experience in testing of materials and their sensitivity to hydrogen within several industries. Adding hydrogen to the natural gas grid can present challenges that we can help you in solving.

Our hydrogen-testing facilities offer unique opportunities for testing with hydrogen under varying pressure and temperature, for example:

  • Hydrogen sensitivity testing of materials - existing and new installations
  • Effect of local hardness zones and welds
  • Effect of flow conditions and mechanical stresses
  • Hydrogen diffusion studies with different materials and hydrogen partial pressure.

Our services,Read more about our services to the industry for transmission and distribution of hydrogen and natural gas here:

NDT on concrete

Condition monitoring with NDT


Non-destructive testing of components, constructions, and systems in operation onshore and offshore.

Monitoring manufacturing process with NDT


With NDT in the manufacturing process you can document compliance with standards and requirements.

X-ray and ultrasonic inspection in production lines


Optimising manufacturing process control and product quality with X-ray and ultrasonic inspection.

Cloud-based, automated ultrasound inspection


Automated, cloud-based ultrasound inspection reduces inspection time and secures data.

Ultrasound inspection for systems in operation


Automated ultrasound inspection can be used to analyse the state of components and systems in operation.

Airborne emissions, incl. odour and micropollutants


Emission measurements ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for measuring.

Radiation consulting services


Consultancy within industrial application of ionising radiation, incl. radioactive isotopes.

X-ray measuring systems


Our X-ray measuring systems are build to optimise your production, reduce consumption and much more.

Standardised tests and special procedures - materials


Get documentation that your product complies with material requirements and specifications

Non-destructive testing (NDT)

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Standard and advanced non-destructive testing services ensure safe operations in all sectors.

Pressure equipment


Make sure that your pressure equipment meets all current requirements and is safe to use.

HPHT testing in realistic environments


Test facilities for testing of metals, coatings, polymers, composites and assemblies/ components.

High-pressure calibration of flow meters


Calibration at the world’s largest closed loop, where meters are calibrated.

Digital X-ray inspection


Digital X-ray inspection of everything from laser welds and microchips to paintings.

Order NDT or inspection


Our inspection and testing specialists deliver high quality NDT services to all industries.

Ammonia tank inspection


In-service inspection of ammonia tanks provides a significant economical benefit.