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Avoid stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel

03.01.2012  |  Jain, A. D.,  Reliance Ports and Terminals Ltd., Navi Mumbai, India

This case history investigates equipment failure in a glycol unit

Keywords: [corrosion] [mono ethylene glycol] [stress corrosion cracking] [welds] [heat exchanger]

In hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities, austenitic stainless steel (SS) is used for several reasons, including:
• Avoiding iron pickup and maintaining product purity
• Replacing carbon steel in operating services in which carbon steel is unsuitable, such as high temperature, corrosive fluids, highly toxic materials (HTM), etc.

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