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Materials Series – The Effects of Hydrogen on Materials Properties

  • Associate
  • 14.09.2023
  • Associate

Hawkins’ Experience in the Context of Insurance Claims

Hydrogen is becoming a necessary part of the solutions to ‘net zero’.  However, it has a set of very unique properties as it can easily interact with various materials at atomic and microscopic levels, and thus could cause adverse changes in materials properties.  

Each insurance policy has its own wording and T&Cs, but usually only fortuitous events are covered. Therefore, determining the root cause of a failure can be important for insurance coverage.

Hawkins are highly experienced in insurance related litigation concerning interpretation of failure mechanisms and policy exclusions. 

In this talk, Lin will introduce the basic characteristics of hydrogen, the current trend for its applications and its effects on materials. Lin includes recent examples of materials failures in the context of insurance claims. 


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