Failure of a 2- and 3-Inch Diameter Pipeline of a Steam Generator System-A Case Study

After 20 years of operation, a steam generator’s carbon steel piping system failed catastrophically. The failure happened when the system’s pressure increased by about 300 psig over its typical operating pressure, but was still 775 psig below the design value. Three failed portions of 2” and 3” pipes at welded connections exhibited diverse failure modes,…
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