Practical failure analysis

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 51–54 | Cite as

Strain-age Cracking of Alloy 601 Tubes at 600 °C

  • Henrik  Stahl
  • Gaylord Smith
  • Sophie Wastiaux


This case study demonstrates that Alloy 601 (UNS N06601) is susceptible to strain-age cracking. The observation illustrates the potential importance of post weld heat treatment to the successful utilization of this alloy in certain applications.


Stress Relaxation Failure Analysis Post Weld Heat Treatment Reformer Practical Failure Analysis Volume 
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© ASM International 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Haldor Topsøe A/SLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Special Metals CorporationHuntington, WVUSA
  3. 3.Air LiquideChampigny-sur-Marne CedexFrance

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