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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION  МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ ОРГАНИЗАЦИЯ ПО СТАНДАРТИЗАЦИИ  ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE NORMALISATION

INTERNATIONAL STANDARD
ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009
TECHNICAL CIRCULAR 1:2011
Published 2011-06-14

Petroleum and natural gas industries — Materials for use in
H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production —
Part 2:
Cracking-resistant carbon and low alloy steels, and the use of
cast irons
TECHNICAL CIRCULAR 1

Industries du pétrole et du gaz naturel — Matériaux pour utilisation dans des environnements contenant de
l'hydrogène sulfuré (H2S) dans la production de pétrole et de gaz —
Partie 2: Aciers au carbone et aciers faiblement alliés résistants à la fissuration, et utilisation de fontes

CIRCULAIRE TECHNIQUE 1

Technical Circular 1 to ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2 was prepared by the NACE/ISO 15156
Maintenance Agency on behalf of Technical Committee ISO/TC 67, Materials, equipment and offshore
structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.

Ref. No.
ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009/Cir.1:2011(E)
© ANSI/NACE/ISO 2011 – All rights reserved

Published by the ISO 15156 Maintenance Agency (DIN-Germany) and by NACE International, Houston, Texas, USA.

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since publication. been amended by a number of Technical Corrigenda and Technical Circulars and consists of the following parts. . under the general title Petroleum and natural gas industries — Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production:  Part 1: General principles for selection of cracking-resistant materials (2009)  Part 2: Cracking-resistant carbon and low alloy steels. copying and networking prohibited. It is also available from the ISO 15156 Web site at www. and the use of cast irons (2009)  Technical Circular 1.iso.org/iso15156maintenance.Invoice INV-720153-CK98QT. A copy of the TMB Vote-Form Number: 34/2007 giving the rules of procedure for the maintenance agency can be obtained from the ISO TMB Secretariat.1:2011(E) (2011-06-14) As applicable. ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-3:2009/Cir. Information on the latest status of these documents can be obtained from www.Single-user license only.1:2011(E) Foreword The establishment of the NACE/ISO 15156 Maintenance Agency was confirmed by the ISO Technical Management Board in June 2007. 2 © ANSI/NACE/ISO 2011 – All rights reserved marcela Bascope .org/iso15156maintenance.1:2011(E) (2011-06-14)  Part 3: Cracking-resistant CRAs (corrosion-resistant alloys) and other alloys (2009)  Technical Circular 1. downloaded on 10/20/2013 2:37:55 PM . ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009/Cir. ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009/Cir.iso. ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 series has. subsequent publications resulting in new editions of an individual part of ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 effectively replace the corresponding set of documents shown above.

such as OCTG or line pipe.1 General with the following: 7. where the economic incentive to use materials not described nor listed in Annex A outweighs the additional qualification and other costs that can be incurred. For a given material. Option 2 facilitates the purchase of bulk materials.Invoice INV-720153-CK98QT. . see ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-1.2.2.1 General Replace clause 7.Single-user license only. The use of option 2 can require knowledge of both the in situ pH and the H2S partial pressure and their variations with time.2 (Option 1).2. this requires an agreement between the supplier and the equipment user with respect to test and acceptance requirements.1 General Option 2 allows the user to qualify and select materials for sulfide stress-cracking (SSC) resistance for specific sour-service applications or for ranges of sour service. copying and networking prohibited.1.1. Steels for other equipment may also be qualified. Such agreements shall be documented. Option 2 can also facilitate fitness-for-purpose evaluations of existing carbon or low-alloy steel equipment exposed to sour-service conditions more severe than assumed in the current design. downloaded on 10/20/2013 2:37:55 PM . the limits of environmental and metallurgical variables defined for specific sour service or for a range of sour service by qualification in accordance with Option 2 may replace any limits of environmental and metallurgical variables listed for that material in Annex A.1:2011(E) Page 8. In some cases. ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009/Cir. Clause 7. © ANSI/NACE/ISO 2011 – All rights reserved 3 marcela Bascope .1.

1. chemical composition. The hardness limit of HRC 22 applied to most carbon and low-alloy steels is based on correlations of heat treatment. Nevertheless.1. downloaded on 10/20/2013 2:37:55 PM .2.4. any SSC testing that forms part of a materials manufacturing specification shall be carried out successfully and the results reported. 4 © ANSI/NACE/ISO 2011 – All rights reserved marcela Bascope .1.Single-user license only. some examples of such steels are listed in Tables A. copying and networking prohibited. hardness and failure experience. NOTE 2 It can be possible to qualify a carbon and low alloy steel not described or listed in the text or tables of Annex A. The majority of steels that comply with the general requirements of Clause A.1:2011(E) Page 18. qualified in accordance with this part of ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 without further SSC testing.2.2 are not individually listed.1 General Carbon and low-alloy steels shall comply with A. for convenience.1.2).2.2.2 for use in specific sour service applications or for a range of sour service in accordance with Option 2 (7. however.2 are. products and components that comply with Clause A.2 through A.2. with stated exceptions.3 and A. NOTE 1 The carbon and low-alloy steels described/listed previously in NACE MR0175 (all revisions) were identified by extensive correlations of field failures/successes and laboratory data. Carbon and low-alloy steels.2. ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009/Cir. . Clause A. A.1 General with the following: A.9.1.1 General Replace clause A.Invoice INV-720153-CK98QT. The higher hardness limits for the chromium-molybdenum steels are based on similar considerations.

2.4 Welding Welding and weld-hardness determinations shall be performed in accordance with 7. Some tubular products with an SMYS exceeding 360 MPa (52 ksi) (see A. subject to the restrictions described in 7.3.2.2. ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2:2009/Cir. As-welded carbon steels.2 are acceptable in the as-welded condition. carbon manganese steel and low alloy steel welds are given in Table A.1. For these products.1. shall be 250 HV or.1 do not require post-weld heat treatment.2. Acceptable maximum hardness values for carbon steel.3. A minimum post weld heat treatment temperature of 620 °C (1 150 °F) shall be used for low alloy steels.1:2011(E) Page 19. caused by the chosen heat treatment and its duration shall be subject to the approval of the equipment user. Clause A. other than hardness. hardness testing of welding procedures may be waived if agreed by the equipment user.1.2.4 Welding with the following: A.1 shall be met. copying and networking prohibited. Carbon steel.Single-user license only. downloaded on 10/20/2013 2:37:55 PM . Welding consumables and procedures that produce a deposit containing more than 1 % mass fraction nickel are acceptable after successful weld SSC qualification by testing in accordance with Annex B.1. carbon manganese and low-alloy steel weldments that do not comply with other paragraphs of this subclause shall be post weld heat treated after welding.3.2) may be acceptable in the as- welded condition if suitable qualified welding procedures are used.Invoice INV-720153-CK98QT. determined in accordance with 7. 22 HRC. . carbon-manganese steels and low-alloy steels that comply with the hardness requirements of Table A.3. Tubular products with an SMYS not exceeding 360 MPa (52 ksi) and listed in Table A. The heat treatment temperature and its duration shall be chosen to ensure that the maximum weld zone hardness.3.4 Welding Replace clause A. © ANSI/NACE/ISO 2011 – All rights reserved 5 marcela Bascope . The conditions in Table A. The acceptability of any effects on mechanical properties.