Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 1547-1554
Published online 2016-10-31

Determination of Elements and Carbon Content of Stainless Steel Welded Pipeline

Pavel Hudeček, Petr Dostál

Department of Technology and Automobile Transport, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Find out defects or problems of welds are not so simple from time to time. Specially, if weld has been made in rough environmental conditions like high temperature, dusty wind and humidity. It is important to assure have good conditions to realize basic step of welding. For welding, have been used welding procedures specification and procedure qualification record. However, difficult conditions, documentations rightness or human errors are always here. Common weld defects like cracks, porosity, lack of penetration and distortion can compromise the strength of the base metal, as well as the integrity of the weld. According of site inspection, there were suspicion of inclusions, leaker or segregation in root of weld. Surface treatment after welding and keep the intervals between single welds to not overheat the pipes. To recognize those suspicions, mechanical testing around weld joint, determination of carbon content and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy will be done.


The research has been supported by the project TP 4/2014: Analysis of degradation processes of modern materials used in agricultural technology; financed by IGA AF MENDELU.


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