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Effect of filler metal on solidification, microstructure and mechanical properties of dissimilar super duplex/pipeline steel GTA weld
W.N. Khan,
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 803
In the present experimental work, an attempt has been made to investigate the effect of filler metal on solidification, microstructure, and mechanical properties of the dissimilar weld between super duplex stainless 2507 and high strength low alloy API X70 pipeline steel. This joint is widely used in offshore hydrocarbon drilling risers and oil-gas transportation pipelines. Welds have been fabricated by the gas tungsten arc welding process using super duplex 2594 and austenitic 309L grade filler. A comparative assessment of both the fillers has been done by investigating multiple aspects of weld's structural integrity. 309L fillers weld has skeletal ferrite morphology, whereas 2594 filler solidifies with precipitation of multiple reformed austenites in the ferrite matrix. Lower width unmixed zone is formed on the API X-70 side in 2594 filler as compared to 309L. The tensile and impact strength of 309L filler weld is superior to 2594 filler. Precipitation of reformed austenite in the weld zone leads to lower hardness in 2594 as compared to skeletal ferrite dominated 309L weld zone. High chromium concentration in the weld zone results in superior pitting corrosion resistance of 2594 filler. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
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JournalData powered by TypesetMaterials Science and Engineering A
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