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BALLOT COMMENTS ON TM0177 Para 6.1.8 Gas mixtures shall be pre-mixed and certified (with the composition determined by analysis) to +/-5% of the target.

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1 BALLOT COMMENTS ON TM0177 Para Gas mixtures shall be pre-mixed and certified (with the composition determined by analysis) to +/-5% of the target H2S value or mixed (blended) within the laboratory, using certified pure (i.e. 99.5% min purity for H2S, % min purity for N and % min purity for CO2) gases. When mixing gases within the laboratory the procedure shall be document and verified to ensure the tolerance on the target H2S value is within +/-5%.

2 6.7Deaeration Requirements 6.7.1Deaeration shall be performed using a documented procedure that has been validated to achieve the requirements for dissolved oxygen concentration Testing of low-alloy steels at room temperature using the solution deaeration procedure given below is sufficient to prevent formation of cloudiness with the introduction of H 2 S and yields acceptable results Testing of martensitic stainless steels at room temperature shall have dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 10 ppb Testing of low-alloy steels, stainless steels, and nickel- base alloys above ambient pressure shall have dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 10 ppb.

3 6.7.2Deaeration Procedures Low-alloy steels at ambient conditions The test vessel shall immediately be filled with test solution such that the test specimen is fully immersed in the test solution. It has been demonstrated for the testing of low-alloy steel that purging in the test vessel to remove oxygen gives reliable and consistent results. The test solution shall be deaerated before introduction of the test gas (see Appendix B) The test solution may be previously deaerated in a sealed vessel that is purged with inert gas at a rate of at least 100 mL/min for at least 1 h/L of test solution. After this previously deaerated test solution is transferred into the pre-purged test vessel, it shall be purged with inert gas for at least 20 min after sealing the test vessel.

4 The method of solution de-aeration and solution transfer used for testing martensitic stainless steels* must guarantee oxygen levels in the test solution (immediately prior to the introduction of the H 2 S or H 2 S mixed gas) of less than 10 ppb. Each laboratory shall have a demonstrated and documented procedure for de-aeration to verify that the dissolved oxygen level in the test solution is less than 10 ppb prior to the introduction of the test gas. The following procedure has been found to be successful in achieving oxygen concentrations of less than 10 ppb in the test solution prior to the introduction of the test gas: Prepare the required test solution and transfer to the purging vessel, fitted with the facility to measure the dissolved oxygen concentration and with ports to allow for gas-in, gas-out and solution transfer.

5 Commence purging of the solution with inert gas at a rate of at least 100mL/min. Purge the test cell containing the specimen (s) with inert gas at a rate of at least 100mL/min, for a minimum duration of 30 minutes. The test cell as a minimum must be fitted with ports for gas-in, gas-out and solution transfer. Connect the solution fill port on the test cell to the solution transfer port on the de-aeration vessel and pass the inert gas through the test cell and through the solution in the de-aeration vessel. Continue to purge the solution via the test cell until the oxygen concentration in solution is less than 10 ppb. Transfer the solution from the de-aeration vessel into the test cell and continue with the de-aeration of the solution in the test cell with the inert gas at a rate of at least 100mL/min, for a minimum duration of 20 minutes.

6 8.2.6For all materials the final surface finish shall be 0.81 µm (32 µin) or finer. Final surface finish may be obtained by mechanical polishing or electropolishing if the roughness requirement is met. Using any All finishing processes other than grinding must be reported with the test data. When electropolishing, bath conditions must be such that the test specimen does not absorb hydrogen during the procedure. Vote: 16 For, 1 Against 0 Abstaining NOTE: New information presented at April 2012 meeting. Restrict electropolishing to low-alloy steels (1.5 wt% chromium level max)— motion. Vote: 1 opposed, 2 abstentions, 11 for

7 8.6.6 The test solution shall then be saturated with H 2 S at a minimum flow rate per a documented procedure that has been validated to obtain 2,300 ppm minimum H 2 S concentration or other minimum value H 2 S concentration that is proportional to less than 1 bar H 2 S partial pressures (at the extent of the test specimen locations). Saturation shall occur within an hour of contact with specimens in test vessels up to 1 L (see Note 1). For larger test vessels, saturation can require more than two hours. Analysis shall be done using iodometric titration (See Appendix C) or other suitable methods. The validation of the documented procedure shall be performed after saturation at the start of test, after 24 hours, weekly and at the end of the test. A continuous flow of H 2 S through the test vessel and outlet trap shall be maintained with a positive pressure of H 2 S throughout the test that prevents air from entering the test vessel. NOTE 1: One method found to give saturation within one hour in a proof ring test (approximately 1/3 L) is to purge at 100 mL per minute for 60 minutes. NOTE 2: Laboratories at high elevations may find it necessary to compensate for lower atmospheric pressure in order to achieve the required saturation levels.

8 8.6.7 Oxygen contamination, when using 100% H 2 S, is evident by a cloudy (opaque) appearance of the test solution when the H 2 S gas enters the test vessel. An opaque appearance of the test solution upon H 2 S entry shall disqualify the test. The test specimen shall be removed and cleaned, and the test solution make-up, transfer, and deaeration procedure repeated. NOTE: At lower H 2 S levels, oxygen contamination may not result in a cloudy solution.

9 Verbiage changed to read: Three or more hardness readings shall be taken on each test specimen. The average value and face tested shall be reported with the test data. The hardness should be measured within the final 50 mm (2 in) of length on the long narrow faces of standard sized and 6.35 mm (0.250 in) thick specimens, or on the broad faces near the side groove of thinner subsized specimens.. [Drawing to be included here similar to API 5CT figure D.30]

10 (in) (in) Dimension Size (mm)(in) B9.53 ± ± BnBn 5.72 ± ± D (No. 11 Drill) E /– /–0.00 F6.35 ± ± G1.91 ± ± H12.70 ± ± J38.10 ± ± K3.17 ± ± L ± ± M51 ± ± 0.5 N6.35 ± ± R0.25 ± ± S2.38 ± ± U1305 W25.40 ± ± X Y Z±0.05±0.002

11 11.5.3Selecting wedges to achieve specified arm displacement Measure the slot thickness. Feeler gauges should be used for this measurement The arm displacement must be carefully controlled because initial stress intensity affects the final K ISSC. The arm displacement for each grade shall not exceed the upper limit listed in Table 4 for that grade. The acceptable arm displacements given in Table 4 may provide guidance in the selection of arm displacements for testing other grades of carbon and low-alloy steels. In a similar way, Table 5 provides guidance in choosing arm displacements for low-alloy steel products not listed in Table 4 and for other alloys. NOTE: For nonstandard products and fit-for-purpose testing, some experimentation may be necessary to determine the required arm displacement range, i.e., one causing crack growth of about 12.7 to 25.4 mm (0.5 to 1.0 in). For example, experience has shown that for conditions milder than 21% H 2 S at atmospheric pressure and pH 3.5, it may be necessary to increase the arm displacement by 0.38 mm (0.015 in) above the values specified in Tables 4 and 5.

12 11.5.9The test duration for carbon and low-alloy steels in Solution A with 100% H 2 S shall be at least 14 days. The test duration for carbon and low- alloy steels in Solution D shall be at least 17 days. For stainless steels, Ni-, Ni/Co-, Ti-, or Zr-based alloys, a longer test may be required to ensure that the crack has stopped growing. For these materials the test duration should be at least 30 days. The duration of the test shall be mutually agreed upon among all interested parties and shall be reported with the results.

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