The hardness values of weldments of supermartensitic stainless steels exceed limits for “sour service” and testing has to be done. Most testing has been done by procedure defined in EFC Publication No 172. Some observations during testing have led to a discussion on the relevance of the test methods and procedures.
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This book provides the reader with a history of generic pipeline coating types, technical information about testing, application and use. There is very practical information about selection and evaluation methods for each type of coating system to help those who design pipeline systems. There is also discussion of how coatings work with cathodic protection, cathodic protection shielding by coatings and other related issues with the various coating systems related to CP.