Welding Status of Duplex Stainless Steels for Offshore Applications (10014)
Pertinent knowledge of the welding response of the duplex stainless steels is outlined. Weld fabrication and construction features of line pipe, pipelines, piping, fittings, heat exchangers, vessels, bodies and casings are summarized, and quality assurance/ quality control aspects receive mention. The first part of the article deals with the welding metallurgy of duplex stainless steels and their application in pipelines and flowlines. The second part discusses topsides plant, quality assurance and quality control.