HYDROGEN GAS EMBRITTLEMENT OF STEELS
This report presents a synthesis of all the results obtained during eight years of R&D, within the framework of contractual research of the hydrogen programme of the Commission of the European Communities, in the field of the hydrogen embrittlement of steels. The themes treated include the effect of hydrogen purity, the influence of the surface status of the material, the testing techniques and the influence of testing parameters. The effect of the many parameters intrinsic to the material composition and of heat treatments are also described. The results obtained on fragilization of several standard steels by hydrogen are reported together with those on a few laboratory melts. A general analysis of the data is presented and recommendations on testing and selection methods and criteria of steels in relationship with specific utilization are advanced.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9730 EN (1985) FS, 117 P., BFR 400, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003.
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Record Number: 1989123058700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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