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This case study demonstrates that Alloy 601 (UNS N06601) is susceptible to strain-age cracking. The observation illustrates the potential importance of post weld heat treatment to the successful utilization of this alloy in certain applications.

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Henrik Stahl, Gaylord Smith, Sophie Wastiaux, Strain-age Cracking of Alloy 601 Tubes at 600 °C, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Oil and Gas Production Equipment, ASM International, 2019,

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