Oceanit and Hawaii Gas to pilot new HydroPel technology

On October 3, 2022, Pacific Business News reporter, Sophia Compton spoke with Hawaii Gas Vice President of Operations Kevin M. Nishimura and Oceanit CEO Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan about the new partnership between the the two and what comes next for testing HydroPel for natural gas blending.

Oceanit’s HydroPel technology is a nanocomposite surface treatment that can be applied to existing steel pipeline infrastructure to remove the risk of hydrogen embrittlement failure, as well as decrease operating costs, according to Oceanit. Moving hydrogen through pre-existing infrastructure has risks. Hydrogen embrittlement, which occurs when hydrogen’s molecules penetrate metals, is an issue for steel pipelines operating at high pressures.

Read the full article on Pacific Business News’ website: https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/inno/stories/news/2022/10/03/oceanit-and-hawaii-gas-pilot-hydropel-tech.html