Methods and Controls to Prevent In-Service Environmental Cracking of Carbon Steel Weldments in Corrosive Petroleum Refining Environments
NACE / 2010 / 36 pages
Establishes guidelines to prevent most forms of environmental cracking of weldments in carbon steel refinery equipment and piping. Welding processes covered by this standard include shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); gas metal arc welding (GMAW), including flux-core arc welding (FCAW); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW); and submerged arc welding (SAW). Almost all types of weld configurations are included. The standard also addresses corrosive environments, hardness, and total stress in relation to in-service cracking of carbon steel welds.