Factors Affecting the Cracking Resistance of Pipe Steels in H2S-Containing Media

  • Ivan Shabalov
  • Yury Matrosov
  • Alexey KholodnyiEmail author
  • Maxim Matrosov
  • Valery Velikodnev
Part of the Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering book series (TMMME)


The negative effect of aggressive hydrogen sulfide-containing wet media in transported gas and oil causes disruption of continuity and failure of pipes by the mechanisms of hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC) and sulfide stress cracking (SSC) and is determined by a number of external and internal factors. The external factors include the corrosive environment characteristics such as the concentration of hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and other impurities, acidity (pH) in the aqueous medium, H2S partial pressure, temperature, duration of the corrosive medium action on the material, and external stresses.


Hydrogen-induced Cracking (HIC) Corrosion-active Media Shabalov Hydrogen Sulfide-containing Media Manganese Sulfide (MnS) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Shabalov
    • 1
  • Yury Matrosov
    • 2
  • Alexey Kholodnyi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Maxim Matrosov
    • 2
  • Valery Velikodnev
    • 3
  1. 1.Association of Pipe ManufacturersMoscowRussia
  2. 2.I. P. Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous MetallurgyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.LLC “Center for Examination of Pipeline Systems and Engineering”MoscowRussia

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