Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 473–477 | Cite as

Hot Cracking in Inductively Bent Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes

  • Andreas Neidel
  • Susanne Riesenbeck
Case History---Peer-Reviewed


Surface cracks found on austenitic stainless steel piping after inductive bending into manifolds were shown to be caused by liquation cracking due to over heating. The cracked manifolds were dicarded and a new vendor was selected.


Inductive bending Stainless steel cracking Fractography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Siemens AG, Energy Sector—E F PR GT BLN QM2BerlinGermany

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