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Testing method and techniques for damage control and protection of industrial fasteners and weldments from failure due to Hydrogen Embrittlement

Authors(2) :-Swasti Shree Jain,Dr. Manish Vishwakarma

Hydrogen embrittlement is a popular occurrence in which a metal is undermined by the inclusion of hydrogen in or beneath its surface. Hydrogen embrittlement (HE) of steels is of grave concern in many industries e.g. power, oil, aerospace, automobile, transport & other key applications, where breakdown can have disastrous consequences. This paper focuses on the testing methods of industrial fasteners whose working conditions are teemed with hydrogen in molecular as well as atomic form. This paper also emphasizes on the damage control and protection from failure due to HE. The prevention of HE is a chief concern for designers, manufacturers and application engineers. This is principally true with respect to the selection and application of materials, manufacturing process, application environment &service conditions. In path of describing the techniques for protection from HE, the various significant aspects of hydrogen embrittlement e.g. failure characteristics, mechanism, identification, testing etc. have been discussed with a view to provide a whole insight of the subject. This paper presents a re-examination of recent research emphasising to protect the equipments/ components with special reference to fasteners from HE failure leading to augmentation in service life. The literature shows that regardless of much work done on hydrogen embrittlement, the researchers agree that major part is still hazy and substantial scope of discussion exists regarding the mechanisms.
Swasti Shree Jain,Dr. Manish Vishwakarma
hydrogen embrittlement, mechanism, astm testing methods, embrittlement, susceptibility.
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 4 | May-June 2017
  Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 279-285
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173469
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Swasti Shree Jain,Dr. Manish Vishwakarma, "Testing method and techniques for damage control and protection of industrial fasteners and weldments from failure due to Hydrogen Embrittlement", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.279-285, May-June-2017
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