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Latest developments in mechanical properties and metallurgical features of high strength line pipe steels

Authors
  • Diego Belato Rosado
  • Wim De Waele
  • Dirk Vanderschueren
  • Stijn Hertelé

Abstract

In response to the increasing demand to improve both transportation efficiency and performance, the steel pipe industry has conducted extensive efforts to develop line pipe steel grades with superior metallurgical and mechanical (strength, toughness and ductility) properties in order to allow exploitation in hostile environments. This paper aims to give an overview of recent developments of high strength pipe steel grades as API 5L X70 and beyond, providing a detailed understanding of the continuous improvements with respect to a strain-based design context. Information regarding the metallurgy and processing, such as chemical composition, microstructural design, thermo-mechanical controlled process (TMCP) and accelerated cooling process (AcC), to achieve the target strength, ductility and toughness properties are discussed.

Keywords: High Strength Line Pipe Steel, Development, Metallurgical and Mechanical Properties

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Belato Rosado, D., De Waele, W., Vanderschueren, D. & Hertelé, S., (2013) “Latest developments in mechanical properties and metallurgical features of high strength line pipe steels”, International Journal of Sustainable Construction and Design 4(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/scad.v4i1.742

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27 Mar 2013
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