Australia’s Hydrogen Pipeline Systems Code of Practice is now complete and available

June 18, 2024

Our pivotal project to deliver Australia’s Hydrogen Pipeline Systems Code of Practice is now complete and available to all our participating organisations! This project initiated in 2021 is a major achievement for the Future Fuels CRC community and shows how Australian industry is leading the world in the development of best practices for hydrogen pipelines. The CoP provides engineering guidance based on current knowledge for the design, construction and operation of transmission pipeline systems transporting gaseous hydrogen or blends of hydrogen and hydrocarbon fluids.  

We’d like to thank all the authors and the project team for their hard work to achieve a major engineering milestone for Australian industry:  

Josh Wickham, Nick Kastelein, Margaret Gayen, Sam Hatwell, Mark Lackenby, Craig Clarke, Dennis Kirk-Burnnand, Richard McDonough, Marzieh Amanabadi, Tom Amrein, Andrej Atrens, Phil Colvin, James Czornohalan, Oliver Day, Cameron Dinnis, Gilles Dour, Amir Esmaeili, Mehdi Fardi, Zachary Hill, Susan Jaques, Raj Jeyarajah, Daniel Meyer-Rodenbeck, Guillaume Michal, Mike Peoples and Klaas Van Alphen.  

We would also like to give special thanks to GPA Engineering and the APGA for all their support. 

Our participants can download the CoP at  and we are working with the APGA to get it quickly adopted and published wider as an industry code of practice. 

The CoP supports the safe, reliable and efficient transportation and storage of hydrogen in transmission pipeline systems and is an initial and substantial step to the incorporation of hydrogen into the AS(/NZS) 2885 series. High pressure pipeline systems are a cost effective and reliable means of transporting hydrogen or hydrogen blends across land in large volumes. As a compressible fluid in its gaseous form, hydrogen pipeline systems also provide additional storage that could provide flexibility to support differences in supply and demand profiles and meet a range of end user requirements. Re-purposing existing natural gas systems to adopt hydrogen could, where practical, provide an economical method over new infrastructure development, with reduced disruption to the community and the environment.  


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