Journal Published Online: 01 November 1982
Volume 10, Issue 6

Fracture Testing in High Temperature and Pressure Hydrogen Environments



Fracture mechanics tests were conducted on a 2¼Cr-1Mo steel in an environment containing 6% hydrogen sulfide and 94% hydrogen at temperatures up to 727 K (850°F) and pressures to 24.1 MPa (3500 psi). A test chamber and accompanying system were designed to test under monotonically rising, sustained, and cyclic loads. This paper contains a description of the design and operation of the system developed to conduct these tests, along with a brief discussion of testing experience and types of results.

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McCabe, DE
Westinghouse R&D Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Landes, JD
Westinghouse R&D Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Gradich, FX
Westinghouse R&D Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10267J