We develop solutions to mitigate the effects of stress corrosion cracking (SCC).
Stress Corrosion cracking typically occurs due to improper materials selection, heat treatment and unforeseen environmental conditions, i.e., inadequate maintenance, thermal transient conditions, or lack of consideration of residual stresses. It is one of the most common environmentally assisted failure modes encountered. Read more about SCC.
Weld Repair of Mis-Machined Cast Turbine Blades
Investigation of In-Service Cracking of a Lime Hydrator
Characterization of Brass Fittings in a Mine Rescue Chamber
Methods of Improving Resistance to Stress Corrosion Cracking
- SCC Mitigation Applied to Weldments in Heat Exchangers, Pressure Vessels, Chemical Reactors, Nuclear Components
- Hydrogen Embrittlement Analyses
- Crack Growth Analyses
- Thermal Crack Growth Mitigation Techniques
- Elastic-Plastic (J Integral) Fracture Mechanics
President Bill O’Donnell, Sr. has published numerous Technical Publications which include topics in Stress Corrosion Cracking. A few are:
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Exchangers
In considering the stress corrosion cracking problem in the heat affected zone of field welds in nuclear BWR primary pumping, the O’Donnell team developed a reliable mechanical stress improvement process which applies compressive stresses and is easy to control and verify.
Have stress corrosion cracking issues? Give us a call – let’s talk about your needs.
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