n the presence of gaseous hydrogen or of H2S, metallic materials, such as carbon and low alloy steels, may suffer hydrogen damage and hydrogen embrittlement. In this paper the influence of hydrogen and low temperature on fatigue crack growth properties of two pipe- line materials, X65 micro-alloyed and F22 low alloy steels, is studied. An electrochemical charging method has been adopted and fatigue propagation tests were carried out on hydrogen charged and uncharged specimens, by varying the test temperature and the fre- quency of the load application cycle. The experimental results show an evident effect of the hydrogen presence on the fatigue crack growth. The diffusion rate of hydrogen in the steels seems to be the most important parameter in order to explain the influence of temperature and frequency on the fatigue crack propagation rate. Fracture surface examination has been correlated with the results of mechanical testing.

Effect of hydrogen and low temperature on fatigue crack growth of pipeline steels

BRUNELLA, MARIA FRANCESCA;LAZZARI, LUCIANO;VERGANI, LAURA MARIA;SCIUCCATI, AUGUSTO
2013

Abstract

n the presence of gaseous hydrogen or of H2S, metallic materials, such as carbon and low alloy steels, may suffer hydrogen damage and hydrogen embrittlement. In this paper the influence of hydrogen and low temperature on fatigue crack growth properties of two pipe- line materials, X65 micro-alloyed and F22 low alloy steels, is studied. An electrochemical charging method has been adopted and fatigue propagation tests were carried out on hydrogen charged and uncharged specimens, by varying the test temperature and the fre- quency of the load application cycle. The experimental results show an evident effect of the hydrogen presence on the fatigue crack growth. The diffusion rate of hydrogen in the steels seems to be the most important parameter in order to explain the influence of temperature and frequency on the fatigue crack propagation rate. Fracture surface examination has been correlated with the results of mechanical testing.
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