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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001770
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... Abstract A storage tank had been in service at a petrochemical plant for 13 years when inspectors discovered cracks adjacent to weld joints and in the base plate near the foundation. The tank was made from AISI 304 stainless steel and held styrene monomer, a derivative of benzene. The cracks...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.chem.c9001675
EISBN: 978-1-62708-220-4
... high local stress. The study indicates that standard metallographic procedures can be used to identify failure modes in high temperature petrochemical plants. Creep (materials) Petrochemical plants Reformer tubes Incoloy 800H UNS N08810 Thermal fatigue fracture Tubing operating at high...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001101
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... Abstract Several cadmium-plated carbon steel socket head cap screws that were part of a slide valve assembly on a regenerator line in a petrochemical plant failed during initial loading. Metallographic and XDS chemical analysis in conjunction with SEM examination of one failed and one unfailed...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001367
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... Abstract Cracking was discovered in an in-service, second-stage turbine impeller during a downtime inspection. The fabricated 4300 series low-alloy steel impeller was used in a compressor in an industrial petrochemical plant. It was also reported that a process upset had allowed a 10% NaOH...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001280
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... Abstract An HK-40 alloy tubing weld in a reformer furnace of a petrochemical plant failed by leaking after a shorter time than that predicted by design specifications. Leaking occurred because of cracks that passed through the thickness of the weldment. Analysis of the cracked tubing indicated...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.chem.c9001736
EISBN: 978-1-62708-220-4
... Abstract Leakage was detected at the welds between stiffening plates and the pipe in a transfer line carrying butane and related petrochemical compounds. The line and reinforcing rings were of AISI 316 stainless steel, the pipe being of 508 mm diam and 6.25 mm wall thickness. The design...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001775
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... Abstract A bent Ni-Cu Monel 400 alloy tube, which operated as part of a pipeline in a petrochemical distillery, failed by through-thickness cracking. The pipeline was used to carry a stream of gaseous hydrocarbons containing hydrochloric acid (HCl) into a reaction tower. The tower provided a...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001779
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... Abstract Material samples collected from failed booster pumps were analyzed to determine the cause of failure and assess the adequacy of the materials used in the design. The pumps had been in service at a power plant, transporting feedwater from a deaerator to a main turbine boiler. Samples...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001059
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... concentrating under the insulation. The cracks were transgranular, and some extended 50 mm (2 in.) in length. In Gulf Coast petrochemical plants, SCC under wet insulation is common, because the marine atmosphere is rich in chlorides. Although EDS analysis revealed no chlorides in several surface deposits taken...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001771
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... cracking tube is an important section in a petrochemical plant; these tubes are exposed to high temperature (approximately 1100 °C). Normal service life of these coiled tubes is approximately 100,000 h, but does depends on the service condition and could vary from 30,000 to 180,000 h [ 1 ]. Ethylene...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001108
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... furnaces are commonly used in petrochemical plants to produce hydrogen via a high-temperature reaction between steam and hydrocarbon gases in the presence of a catalyst. The reaction occurs inside heat-resistant, spun-cast tubes. These are high-chromium and nickel alloy tubes that are welded to the headers...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001328
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... Intergranular oxidation Mechanical properties Thermal stresses Tubing Weldments Incoloy 800H UNS N08810 Intergranular fracture References 1. Thielsch Helmut and Cone Florence M. , “Failures, Integrity and Repairs of Petrochemical Plant Reformers”. 2. Marketing...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003554
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... Embrittlement , Corrosion , Vol 13 , ASM Handbook , ASM International , 1987 , p 184 5. Sperling E.J. and Warke W.R. , Metal Induced Cracking of Aluminum Alloy Piping , PVP , Vol 288 , Service Experience and Reliability Improvement: Nuclear Fossil and Petrochemical Plants , American...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001774
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
.... 401 – 410 10.1016/B978-008044635-6.50076-5 2. Gutzeit J. , Merrick R.D. , Scharfstein L.R. , Corrosion in petroleum refining and petrochemical operations . Metals Handbook , vol. 13 : Corrosion, 9th edn. ( American Society for Metals , Metals park, OH , 1987 ), pp. 1262...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006786
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... Conshohocken, PA , 1993 , p 181 – 192 , 10.1520/STP12763S 6. Sperling E.J. and Warke W.R. , Metal Induced Cracking of Aluminum Alloy Piping , PVP, Vol 288, Service Experience and Reliability Improvement: Nuclear Fossil and Petrochemical Plants , American Society of Mechanical Engineers...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.petrol.c9001590
EISBN: 978-1-62708-228-0
.... Van Wortel J.C. : Technical Research Centre of Finland, BALTICA IV: Plant Maintenance for Managing Life & Performance , Vol. 2 (Finland), Sept . 1998 , pp. 637 – 647 . Selected Reference • Lampman S. , Intergranular Fracture , Failure Analysis and Prevention , Vol 11...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003522
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006757
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003555
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... , p 215 10.5006/1.3293634 15. Schillmoller C.M. , Solving High-Temperature Problems in Oil Refineries and Petrochemical Plants , Chem. Eng. , Vol 93 ( No. 1 ), ( 6 Jan 1986 ) 16. Lai G.Y. , Proceedings in High Temperature Corrosion of Energy Systems , Rutman...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003552
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... chemical-plant service, where temperatures are such that hydrogen can diffuse into the metal if the protective oxide film is destroyed, severe embrittlement may occur. For example, in highly reducing acids where the titanium oxide film is unstable, hydrides can form rapidly. Hydrogen pickup has also been...