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Effect of microstructure on corrosion of welded joints of X80 steel in water saturated supercritical CO2

Hongda Deng (Chongqing University of Science and Technology, School of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chongqing, China)
Xianlong Cao (Department of Materials Science, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing, China)
Yongbo Yan (School of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing, China)
Kuanya Xie (Petrochina Tarim Oilfield Co, Korla, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Publication date: 1 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to research whether microstructure varieties of zones at welded joints pose a tremendous effect on its corrosion in SC-CO2.

Design/methodology/approach

The interrelation between the corrosion and microstructure of base metal (BM), fine grain heat affected zone (FHAZ), coarse grain heat affected zone and weld metal (WM) in welded of X80 steel in water saturated supercritical CO2 was studied by using optical microscope, weight loss test, electrochemical measurements and surface analytical techniques.

Findings

The all subzones of X80 weld joints were attacked by SC-CO2 corrosion and showed flower-like corrosion scale spots consisted of granular FeCO3. The most severe corrosion appeared at WM due to lower proportion of ferrite to pearlite, but the slightest corrosion displayed at BM. GHAZ with larger grains and more polygonal ferrite exhibited more severe corrosion than that at BM. Due to its smaller grain, FHAZ displayed comparatively more severe corrosion to that at BM.

Originality/value

There exists close interrelation between the corrosion and microstructure of the welded carbon steel in water saturated supercritical CO2.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the financials supported by Research Foundation of Chongqing University of Science & Technology (CK2016Z09) and Natural Science Foundation Project of CQ CSTC (KJZH17136).

Citation

Deng, H., Cao, X., Yan, Y. and Xie, K. (2019), "Effect of microstructure on corrosion of welded joints of X80 steel in water saturated supercritical CO2", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 66 No. 4, pp. 425-431. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-10-2018-2023

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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