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Volume 174, 20183rd Scientific Conference Environmental Challenges in Civil Engineering (ECCE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Sustainable Civil Engineering, Impact on Environment, Durability and Protection of Buildings and Structures, Energy Consumption in Civil Engineering, Unconventional Energy Sources|
|Published online||26 June 2018|
Comparison of resistance to damage of unalloyed carbon steels under the influence of hydrogen
University of Opole, Independent Department of Process Engineering, Dmowskiego 7-9, 45-365 Opole, Poland
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One of the most commonly used construction material in industry is unalloyed steel S235 and S355. These types of steel are used for construction of ships, bridges, coastal construction, welded tanks, and in buildings. Due to the operating conditions, these types of steel may undergo hydrogen degradation in the process of manufacturing of welded structures or when operating the structures. This paper presents the results of study into resistance of selected types of non-alloy structural steels to hydrogen degradation. Tests were carried out to determine changes in mechanical properties in the static trials of stretching without hydrogen, and after saturation with hydrogen. Parallel fractographic and electrochemical studies were carried out. Hydrogen saturation was carried out at the time from 3. up to 24. hours in a solution of 0.1N H2SO4 with the addition of 2 mg/dm3 arsenic oxide (III) at an electric current density of 20 mA/cm2. The results of the tests have shown that the impact of hydrogen on the tested steels S235JR and S355J2 leads to a significant deterioration in their mechanical and electrochemical properties. At comparable concentrations of hydrogen, steel S235JR is less susceptible to hydrogen degradation and has greater corrosive resistance measured in 3% NaCl solution, in comparison with steel S355J2.
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