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Coiled tubing with 80 ksi yield strength manufactured to a maximum hardness of 22 HRC to meet NACE Standard MR0175 requirement for sour gas service failed after being on 38 jobs (70% of its estimated fatigue life). A transverse crack where a leak occurred was identified as the primary failure point. Numerous OD surface fissures were revealed by a low-power microscope. A brittle zone near the OD, identified as a sulfide stress crack with additional fatigue cracking was revealed by SEM. Sulfide stress cracking defined as brittle failure by cracking under the combined action of tensile stress and corrosion...

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