Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Mitigation

SCC Mitigation Solutions

Performing Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) testing, analysis and mitigation solutions – ensuring structural integrity of components.

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.

  • Hydrogen SCC Testing & Analysis
  • Chloride SCC Testing & Analysis
  • Remaining Safe-Life Evaluations
    • Crack Growth Analyses
    • Thermal Crack Growth Mitigation Techniques
    • Elastic-Plastic (J Integral) Fracture Mechanics

    Examples Include:

    • Petrochemical
    • Oil/Gas
    • Process
    • Energy
    • Piping
    • 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.

    Our experienced, multi-disciplined engineers provide clients with support across the spectrum of materials, welding and joining challenges – including troubleshooting, code compliance, weld and joint inspection, and mechanical testing & analysis.

    Have stress corrosion cracking issues? Give us a call to discuss your materials challenges.

    SCC Related Links

    >> Our Engineering Team
    >> Elevated Temperature Design & Analysis
    >> Introduction to Stress Corrosion Cracking
    >> Portfolio of Engineering Projects
    >> Links of Engineering Resources

    Learn from the experience of others. Especially when one such “other” is Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE, Founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc., and ASME “Engineer of the Year” – his 50 years of experience in analysis of components including fatigue and fracture safety evaluations and failure analyses are now comprised in this volume.

    If you are interested learning more in Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!


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