We have the possibility to load samples with hydrogen. The main application is the hydrogenation of non-irradiated zirconium alloys, claddings and plates. Subsequent mechanical testing comprises hydrides reorientation tests, creep, delayed hydride cracking (DHC), fracture toughness testing and other types of tests.

Hydrogenation equipment (vacuum glass flask to receive sample, before insertion into the furnace).
Hydrogenation equipment (furnace and vacuum tube with flanges).