- High pressure pipe failed by fatigue in the fusion line of longitudinal weld.
- Fatigue was caused by vibration of the line due to clamp missing.
- Crack initiated and propagated through the high concentration region of weld joint.
- Change of specified material (UNS S31803) by AISI 304L contributed to the failure.
- As recommendation, seamless tube of duplex stainless steel must be used.
More informations : Fatigue cracking of high pressure oil tube.