Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #9, 2021, pp. 38-42
Structural condition and damage of metal of welded joints of steam pipelines
V.V. Dmitrik, I.V. Kasyanenko, Yu.M. Latynin
National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute». 2 Kyrpychova Str., 61002, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
In the process of long-term operation (over 270 thou. h) in the conditions of creep and fatigue, the initial structure of welded
joints of steels 15Kh1М1F and 12Kh1МF of HPP steam pipelines turns into a ferrite-carbide mixture. The rate of mentioned
structural-phase transformation in the areas of the heat-aff ected-zone, as well as in the weld metal and in the base metal of
welded joints diff ers signifi cantly. At the same time, the α-phase grains are softened, segregation precipitations are formed,
carbide reactions and coagulation of carbides of the fi rst group take place, new carbides of the II group are formed (VC, Mo2C).
The presence of softening areas in the heat-aff ected-zone of welded joints facilitates an increase in their deformation capacity.
For example, the level of deformation of the area of partial recrystallization in the HAZ is higher than the similar level in other
areas, as well as the weld metal and the base metal. It was established that the presence of the corresponding structural-phase
state, deformation and softening of the metal of welded joints in general accelerates its damage by the mechanism of fatigue
and creep. At the stage of transition from the II to the III stages of deformation, the damage to the metal of welded joints by the
abovementioned mechanisms grows, which requires appropriate repairs. The carried out investigations allow revealing which
structural-phase state namely corresponds to the transitional stage of deformation, as well as the level of deformation of the
metal of welded joints and the state of its softening. 8 Ref., 7 Fig.
welded joints of steam pipelines, creep, fatigue, heat-aff ected-zone, deformation, area of partial recrystallization
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