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Development of an API 5L X-70 grade steel for sour gas resistance pipeline application

  • R. Mendoza
  • J. Huante
  • V. Camacho
  • O. Alvarez-Fregoso
  • J. A. Juarez-Islas
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Abstract

An API 5L X-70 grade steel for large diameter pipeline application with sour gas resistance was developed by electric arc furnace processing, furnace ladle treatment, vacuum degassing, ladle treatment, and continuous casting, followed by three different controlled rolling schedules and air cooling or accelerated cooling. Mechanical properties equivalent to those of an API 5L X-70 grade steel were achieved in slabs with content ranges from 0.25 to 0.37 wt% C, 1.31 to 1.53 wt% Mn, 0.082 to 0.095 wt% Nb, and 0.008 to 0.015 wt% Ti. The slabs were processed by using a controlled rolled and accelerated cooling schedule.

Keywords

API X-70 grade steel casting hot rolling mechanical properties microstructure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Mendoza
    • 1
  • J. Huante
    • 1
  • V. Camacho
    • 2
  • O. Alvarez-Fregoso
    • 3
  • J. A. Juarez-Islas
    • 3
  1. 1.Ispat Mexicana, S.A. de C.V, Aseguramiento de la Calidad, Fco. J. Mújica No 1B, Cd. Lazaro CardenasMichoacanMexico
  2. 2.Productora Mexicana de Tuberia, Boulevard de las Bahias S/N, Cd. Lazaro CardenasMichoacanMexico
  3. 3.Departamento de Materiales Metalicos y CeramicosInstituto de Investigaciones en Materiales-UNAMMexico, D.F.Mexico

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