Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pipeline Steels in Fuel Grade Ethanol and Blends

Two major objectives of the program are to: (1) develop and evaluate standardized tests for stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of pipeline steel in ethanol to compliment the slow strain rate tests used in the initial research programs. These standard tests should be reproducible and also be representative of the operating conditions for pipelines; and (2) develop a phenomenological understanding of stress corrosion cracking of pipeline steel in fuel grade ethanol (FGE)and FGE blends and develop mitigation strategies, including the use of naturally occurring inhibitors, against stress corrosion cracking and corrosion of pipeline steels.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hindman, Greg

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Tech Research Corporation

    505 Tenth Street
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0420
  • Start Date: 20090930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110826
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31247

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  • Accession Number: 01493820
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-09-T-000004
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:01AM