Technical Paper

Stress-Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Russian gas pipelines

International Symposium on Microalloyed Steels for the Oil and Gas Industry

The main origins of SCC failures in large diameter natural gas pipelines have been investigated. Laboratory techniques have been developed to simulate the corrosion process which has been used to establish mitigation measures and to develop procedures for repair and rehabilitation of existing trunk pipelines. The paper describes the current state of the art in managing the SCC problem in Russian gas pipelines. (AU)
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