Duplex stainless steel pipes awaiting installation in the field. © Wang Qinghai

The Duplex Dragon

Deep within the Tarim Basin of Xinjiang, China, pipelines transport natural gas as it is extracted and refined for distribution throughout the country. However, gas leakage has been a recurrent issue as a result of pipeline corrosion. Enter the ‘Pipeline Dragon’: constructed entirely of molybdenum-containing 2205 duplex stainless steel, a new pipeline promises to reduce gas leakage, preventing environmental disaster while conserving resources.
 
^ Duplex stainless steel pipes awaiting installation in the field. © Wang Qinghai

Article by  Rikki Li
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