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Shant J.R.,Welspun Corporation Ltd Anjar | Pandey B.K.,Welspun Corporation Ltd Anjar | Goyal R.K.,Welspun Corporation Ltd Anjar | Kathayat T.S.,Welspun Corporation Ltd Anjar
Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention | Year: 2013

A metallurgical and root cause analysis was performed on hot induction bent pipes that exhibited cracking at the extrados. The bent pipe of 1016 mm (40 in.) diameter by 18.5 mm wall thickness was API 5L X65 PSL2 line pipe containing a longitudinal submerged arc weld. A metallurgical cross section was removed at a crack on the bent pipe extrados to document the crack morphology using optical microscopy. In addition to the cracking, golden-yellow streaks were visible at the extrados of the bent pipe. The composition of the streaks was examined using scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy. © 2013 The Author(s).

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