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Ultrasonic Testing for Hydrogen Induced and Stress Corrosion Cracking in the Oil and Gas Industry

This paper describes the implementation of ultrasonic scanning as an effective tool for the detection and monitoring of service induced damage to sour service facilities in the oil and gas industry.

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