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2010 №09 (07) 2010 №09 (01)

The Paton Welding Journal 2010 #09
TPWJ, 2010, #9, 36-40 pages
 
ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTICS OF SERVICE DEFECTS IN STRUCTURES OF OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY


Journal                    The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher                 International Association «Welding»
ISSN                       0957-798X (print)
Issue                       № 9, 2010 (September)
Pages                      36-40
 
 
Authors
V.A. TROITSKY, V.P. DYADIN and E.A. DAVYDOV

E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU, Kiev, Ukraine
 
 
Abstract
Results of diagnostics of petrochemical equipment conducted by specialists of the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute during the last 10 years were analyzed. The most characteristic regions of the apparatuses susceptible to service damage were determined, and methods for testing them by ultrasonic inspection were suggested. It is noted that the most frequent error in repair of welded joints on heat-resistant steels is their incomplete tempering in the zones of contact of elements made from different structural materials. Recommendations are proposed to select materials at replacement of equipment that exhausted its specified service life.
 
 
Keywords: welded structures, service defect, diagnostics, low-temperature hydrogen delamination, crack, high-temperature cracking, heat treatment, medium impact, ultrasonic testing
 
 
Received:                ??.??.??
Published:               28.09.10
 
 
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