Numerical Simulation of Thermal Cycle of In-Service Welding on X70 Steel Gas Pipeline
In-service welding is a kind of important method to ensure the integrality of oil gas pipeline and the thermal cycle of which is significant for repairing. Used SYSWELD to establish model and simulate thermal cycle of in-service welding on X70 steel gas pipeline, compared thermal cycles of in-service welding and air-cooling welding, studied the influence of gas pressure and flow rate on thermal cycle. The result shows that peak temperature of the coarse grain in heat affected zone (CGHAZ) of in-service welding is similar to air cooling welding, but the cooling time of t8/5, t8/3 and t8/1 decreases at certain degree. Peak temperature of CGHAZ of in-service welding doesn’t vary match with gas pressure and flow rate either. t8/5, t8/3 and t8/1 decrease when gas pressure increases. t8/5 varies with the gas pressure linearly. When the pressure is less than 4MPa, t8/3 and t8/1 decrease rapidly while gas pressure increases. When the pressure is more than 4MPa, t8/3 and t8/1 decrease slowly while gas pressure increases. t8/5, t8/3 and t8/1 decrease when the flow rate increases. When gas flow rate is less than 10m/s, t8/5, t8/3 and t8/1 decrease rapidly while flow rate increases. When gas flow rate is more than 10m/s, t8/5, t8/3 and t8/1 decrease slowly while flow rate increases.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
Y. H. Chen et al., "Numerical Simulation of Thermal Cycle of In-Service Welding on X70 Steel Gas Pipeline ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1169-1172, 2009