Is There a Fracture in Your Future? Brittle Fracture Screening for Pressure Vessels, Piping and Storage Tanks
In industry, there is an expectation and obligation that equipment is operated safely, reliably, and without environmental incident.The way owner-users achievethis is through managing equipment risk. Risk is a function of both the probability of an event occurring as well as the consequence of that event. Unfortunately, when dealing with the potential for brittle fracture, consequences are typically catastrophic; therefore it is imperative that the industry understands and properly manages the key influences that drive susceptibility to brittle fracture.
This is the first in a series of two articles that will discuss brittle fracture in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry.
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