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Twice a year, Structural Integrity highlights significant energy industry experience, developments and breakthroughs in the News & Views newsletter. Energy industry clients rely on our News & Views to stay abreast of the latest Structural Integrity strategies.

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Issue 44 - Spring 2018

Failed Grade 91 “Soft” Pipe Bend – A Case Study

Failure Occurred With Less Than 35,000 Operating Hours
  • News & Views
  • Category:Fossil & Combined Cycle,Metallurgical Lab

Grade 91 steel is widely used in tubes, headers and piping of superheaters and reheaters because of its higher strength at elevated temperature compared to low alloy steels such as Grade 22. The improved strength is a result of a tempered martensitic microstructure with a fine distribution of carbonitride...Read more »

Applying Fracture Mechanics to Address Emerging Issues in Oil & Gas

  • News & Views
  • Category:Oil & Gas Pipeline

While fracture mechanics work remains a core engineering discipline for the work we perform in the nuclear and fossil industry, new regulations in the oil and gas industry targeting gas transmission pipelines and subsea components will require a significant...Read more »