Cortest Hydrogen Test Enclosures are designed to allow Hydrogen Studies to be safely conducted inside laboratories. These enclosures are equipped with ATEX Certified Ventilation Fans and an Automated Valve Panel in order to declassify the area for use with Autoclave Systems, Load Frames, and DCPD Testing Equipment.

All Hydrogen Test Enclosures are designed with safety in mind and come with detailed Risk Analyses and recommendations for adapting them to meet regional standards and regulations. Each enclosure is equipped with an Emergency Shutdown System that monitors Gas Sensors, Flow Sensors, Intrinsically Safe Pressure Transducers, and Flame Detectors. In the event that abnormal conditions are detected, the system will trigger an alarm and disable all non-essential electronics not designed for use in hazardous areas. Test Enclosures can be customized to include subsystems for specialized testing. Valve Panel designs are available for the addition of a Gas Booster System for testing at pressures higher than the supply pressure. Gas Sub-panels can be added for additional gases including Methane / Natural Gas for gas blending research.

Load Frames may be equipped with DCPD Testing Equipment for crack initiation or fatigue studies. Autoclave Systems may be equipped with gloveboxes and purifiers to enable specimen loading inside innerted environments. Systems can be supplied with Autoclaves that conform to international standards such as PED, CSA, CRN, DOSH, and the China Special Equipment Manufacture License.

Hydrogen (H2) Gas Methane (CH4) Gas Natural Gas Inert Gas
4350 PSI (30.0 MPa)
572 °F (300 °C)
ASTM E399     ASTM E1647 ASTM E1681     ASTM E1820 ASTM G129     ASTM G142


  • – Materials of Construction:
  •     Wetted Components (Vessels, Pull Rods, and Grips):
  •         316 Stainless Steel, A286 Stainless Steel
  •     Non-Wetted Components (External Load Components):
  •         17-4 PH Stainless Steel
  •     Sealing
  •         PTFE, FFKM, PEEK, EPDM
  • – Pressures Up to 30 MPa (4350 PSI) 
  • – Temperatures Up to 300 °C (572 °F)
  • – Safety System equipped with Intrinsically Safe and Explosion Proof Sensors
  • – Gas Sensors, Pressure Transducers, Flow Switches, and Flame Detectors provide safety and early hazard detection
  • – Explosion-Proof Fan with Speeds up to 1200 CFM to prevent hazardous gasses from building up
  • – Designed to work with existing Cortest equipment including:
  •     Autoclave Systems
  •     Load Frames
  •     DCPD Testing Equipment


  • -PLC Enclosure System
  • Valve Panel Control
  • Fan Control
  • Pressure Loss Detection
  • Gas, Flame, and Flow Sensing
  • Emergency Shutdown
  • Alarm System
  • -PC Controlled Data Acquisition System
  • -DCPD Capabilities (30A/20V Power Supply)
  • -LabVIEW Based Software Tests
  •   Slow Strain Rate Test
  •   Constant Load Test
  •   Fatigue Test
  •   Creep Test

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    CORTEST Headquarters

    38322 Apollo Pkwy, Willoughby, OH 44094, USA

    P: 440.942.1235   |   F: 440.942.0327


    ©2022 CORTEST and all work represented. All rights reserved.