Specifying Linepipe Suitable for Safe Operation in Sour, Wet Service

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E. M. Moore

ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

D. A. Hansen

Materials Selection Division, ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(2), 134-141 (Jun 01, 1982) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230390 History: Received November 24, 1980; Revised February 16, 1982; Online October 22, 2009


This paper describes the specifications recommended by the authors for buying linepipe in grades up to X-70 for wet, sour service. The linepipe is tested to verify that it is resistant to hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC). In addition, fracture control requirements are imposed so that if a failure does occur for any reason, the crack is guaranteed to self arrest, thus minimizing the consequences of the failure. Pipe meeting the specifications described in this paper is readily available from numerous European and Japanese mills.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
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