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Failure of Stainless Steel Pipe in Fertiliser Plant — Examination

R.R. Bricknell (Formerly, Materials Group, Hawker Siddelcy Nuclear Power Co. Ltd.)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 June 1962


THE sample submitted consisted of a short length of 2‐in.‐bore stainless steel pipe which had been sawn in half longitudinally. There was a fracture at one end of the sample, whilst at the other it had been threaded externally to take a heavy stainless steel nozzle. Fig. 1 shows diagrammatically the position of the sample relative to the adjacent components. This assembly was part of a fertiliser plant handling a mixture of chemicals consisting chiefly of ammonium nitrate but also including potassium chloride.


Bricknell, R.R. (1962), "Failure of Stainless Steel Pipe in Fertiliser Plant — Examination", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 148-150.




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