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TWI - World Leaders in Hydrogen

The latest edition of TWI’s ‘Engineering Undistilled’ podcast invited TWI Director of Research, Dr Paul Woollin, Technology Fellow (Polymeric Materials and Ageing through Permeation Processes), Dr Bernadette Craster, and Technology Fellow (Structural Integrity of Composites and Composite Joining), Dr Chris Worrall to discuss TWI’s history of hydrogen research as well as how we continue to lead the discussion around the use of hydrogen with a range of materials.

Marketing Group Manager, Mike Emmett led the informative discussion, revealing how TWI has been influential in the creation of codes and standards for hydrogen embrittlement in metals and pioneered innovation in engineering critical assessments.

This work continues today, as TWI brings academic knowledge and expertise to bear of real-world industry challenges to deliver impartial innovation and advice that helps push industrial capabilities forward.

As hydrogen promises to be a ground-breaking resource for the future, this podcast explains how TWI are once-again leading the way in investigating the effects of hydrogen, but this time with non-metallic materials.

Without set standards, industry will not be able to fully exploit this sustainable and potentially game-changing resource, and TWI is at the forefront of testing and understanding hydrogen permeation on a wide range of varying polymers.

The podcast panel also look at other industry-wide issues, such as the move from quality production to quantifiable production, asset lifecycle predictions with the use of big data and predictive monitoring, artificial intelligence, the use of simulation modelling against physical prototyping for industry, the growth and recycling of composite materials, and how to inspire the next generation of experts to enter industry and fill the skills gap that exists in joining, materials and allied technologies.

The podcast provides a unique insight into the work of TWI as world leaders in hydrogen research, while also discussing the challenges faced by industry and how we are working to find solutions…

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