Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 624–627 | Cite as

Reducing the Risk of High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) Failures

  • Daniel J. Benac
  • Paul McAndrew
Lessons Learned


The objective of this article is to provide lessons learned from materials, structure, and equipment failures so that costly failures can be prevented through good design, maintenance, and inspection practices, thus increasing safety, equipment reliability, and integrity of designs.


Hydrogen damage High temperature Failure mechanism Ferrous metals HTHA 


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© ASM International 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc.San AntonioUSA

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