Effect of Chemical Composition on the Central Segregation Heterogeneity and HIC Resistance of Rolled Plates

  • Ivan Shabalov
  • Yury Matrosov
  • Alexey KholodnyiEmail author
  • Maxim Matrosov
  • Valery Velikodnev
Part of the Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering book series (TMMME)


The central segregation chemical and microstructural heterogeneity in low-carbon low-alloy pipe steel plates produced from continuously cast slabs occupies a small region of the plate and does not substantially affect the conventional mechanical properties and cold resistance. However, it causes a discontinuity detected by ultrasonic inspection, decreases mechanical properties in the Z direction, increases the tendency to cracking in the weld zone, and, which is especially important for the pipes for sour service, increases the sensitivity to HIC (Pemov and Nosochenko in Metallurgist 47(11):460–464, 2003; Matrosov et al. in Probl Ferrous Metall Mater Sci 1:98–104, 2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Shabalov
    • 1
  • Yury Matrosov
    • 2
  • Alexey Kholodnyi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Maxim Matrosov
    • 2
  • Valery Velikodnev
    • 3
  1. 1.Association of Pipe ManufacturersMoscowRussia
  2. 2.I. P. Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous MetallurgyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.LLC “Center for Examination of Pipeline Systems and Engineering”MoscowRussia

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