In recent years the exploitation of geothermal energy has expanded rapidly in Italy. This has created a requirement for improved drilling technology, to reduce the number of failures occurring in the drills, which is more frequent than in oil wells. This paper deals with the results obtained in FCCR tests of four materials both in air and in two types of aggressive environments. Deterioration takes place by fatigue, corrosion fatigue and hydrogen embrittlement. It is concluded that the steel G105 is a suitable substitute for S135 in drill pipes, and inspections between drillings may be adequate to prevent failure for small-curvature wells.
|Autori:||BERTINI L; CONTI P|
|Titolo:||FATIGUE CRACK-GROWTH BEHAVIOR OF 4 STRUCTURAL-STEELS IN AIR AND IN A GEOTHERMAL FLUID ENVIRONMENT|
|Anno del prodotto:||1992|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0142-1123(92)90082-N|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|