Tecnologia em Metalurgia, Materiais e Mineração
Tecnologia em Metalurgia, Materiais e Mineração
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Stress corrosion cracking of carbon steels on CO2 /H2 O systems

Mariana dos Reis Tagliari, Pedro Craidy, Derek Fonseca, Marcelo Favaro Borges

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This review article briefly compiles data available in the literature on cases of stress corrosion cracking on carbon steels in the presence of environments containing CO2 from a corrosion point of view, seeking to clarify which main factors influence the crack nucleation and propagation. The aspects related to the stress intensity factor and fracture mechanics approach will not be discussed, as well as residual stresses, which are known to be determinant factors in the study of stress corrosion cracking and therefore deserve individual reviews. It will discuss stress corrosion cracking in high strength carbon steels with a brief description of this system´s corrosion mechanisms under study and the main variables involved. Methods for assessing the susceptibility of materials to SCC will also be addressed in the form of results obtained by other authors. Also, it seeks to warn about the care in dealing with the subject, given the variation of parameters in the environment that are influential in the outbreak and spread of the phenomenon. Finally, tests will be commented on to verify the susceptibility to the phenomenon and a brief description of the known cracking mechanisms.


Stress corrosion cracking; CO2 /H2 O; High strength carbon steels.


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