RR298 - Chloride stress corrosion cracking of duplex stainless steels in the absence of oxygen
Failure of offshore equipment leading to release of hydrocarbons
has potentially serious implications and early detection is
fundamental to reduce the risk and prevent costly and, in some
cases potentially catastrophic events. One important source of such
releases is corrosion related failures of offshore process plant.
Following failures of duplex stainless steel in 2001/2002 resulting
from chloride stress corrosion cracking, the Health and Safety
Executive commissioned a review of the offshore operation of duplex
stainless steel process plant with respect to chloride stress
corrosion cracking. This report reviews what experimental
techniques and what commercially available technologies may be
applicable to monitoring duplex stainless steel process plant
operating at high temperature.
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