Stress-corrosion cracking in pipelines describes the cracking of metal due to the combined action of a tensile stress and a specific environment. Since 1965 the pipeline industry has sponsored continuous research into the problem. Apparently, the most important factor determining where SCC can occur is the nature of the environment surrounding the pipe. Based on research to date, it appears that the best solution is (1) to alter the composition of the steel to make it less susceptible, and (2) to use special coatings, possibly impregnated with inhibitors. For pipe already in the ground, there may be the possibility of applying chemical inhibitors where SCC is possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held in Liberal, Kansas, Nov. 17-18, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Heart Amer Pipln Oper & Maint Inst Ann Mtg (6th)

  • Authors:
    • Hodge, R E
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM