FACTORS AFFECTING THE SULFIDE STRESS CRACKING PERFORMANCE OF HIGH STRENGTH STEELS

This report summarizes environmental, metallurgical, and stress effects on high strength steel performance in sour environments. A change in any one of these three factors can dramatically alter sulfide stress cracking performance. Environmental factors that have been studied include pH, various acids and salts, concentration of hydrogen sulfide, temperature, and corrosion inhibitors. Metallurgical variables studied include hardness, strength, ductility, microstructure, composition, hydrogen diffusivity, and cold work. The various forms of stressing the test specimens considered are uniform tensile, biaxial, notched specimens, plain strain, and residual stressing. All Environmental variables are interpreted with respect to manufacture and design of tubular goods for deep, sour wells.

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    National Association of Corrosion Engineers

    P.O. Box 1499
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Greer, J B
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00084306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM