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Experimental Study on the Erosion of Pipelines under Different Load Conditions

Xuewen Cao1, Ni Xiong1, Jian Li2, Zhenqiang Xie1, Xuerui Zang1, Jiang Bian1,*

1 Shandong Key Laboratory of Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation Safety, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, 266580, China
2 Gulf Region Company of China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Beijing, 100120, China

* Corresponding Author: Jiang Bian. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advanced Oil and Gas Transportation and Treatment Technologies)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2022, 18(2), 233-241.


The influence of the material stress state induced by internal and external forces on the erosion rate of pipelines has rarely been investigated in the literature. In order to fill this gap, using a tensile tester machine, a two–phase gas–solid particles jet erosion test was carried out considering a 316L stainless steel under different tensile stresses and different erosion angles. The results show that: 1) In the elastic range, with the increase of stress, the erosion rate manifests a rising trend; 2) In the metal plastic range, the increase of stress leads to a decrease of the erosion rate; 3) The erosion rate at a small erosion angle is more sensitive to the increment of stress. The present research demonstrates that the combined effect of erosion and material internal stress can contribute to determine the effective resistance of the vulnerable parts of piping systems (such as elbows or similar components).


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Cao, X., Xiong, N., Li, J., Xie, Z., Zang, X. et al. (2022). Experimental Study on the Erosion of Pipelines under Different Load Conditions. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 18(2), 233–241.

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