Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 59, Issue 9–10, pp 653–658 | Cite as

Damage of Metal Structures Under the Action of Hydrogen Sulfide Containing Environments

  • V. M. Kushnarenko
  • R. N. Uzyakov
  • V. S. Repyakh

The effect of hydrogen sulfide containing environments, stress-strain states, stress concentration and external actions on the hydrogen sulfide cracking of steels is considered. Examples of typical and atypical action of hydrogen sulfide containing environments on carbon and stainless steels are presented. The factors responsible for hydrogen sulfide cracking are determined. Recommendations are given on design and production of equipment contacting hydrogen sulfide environments.

Key words

microstructure hydrogen sulfide cracking intercrystalline crack hardness chemical composition mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Kushnarenko
    • 1
  • R. N. Uzyakov
    • 1
  • V. S. Repyakh
    • 1
  1. 1.Orenburg State UniversityOrenburgRussia

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