Failure analysis of seawater inlet pipe

Ahmad Ivan Karayan, Adi Hersuni, Dian Adisty, Ardiyansyah

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A seawater inlet pipe failed in service. The visual examination showed that the backing bar was present inside the pipe and the failure was characterized by leaks at approximately 4-8 o'clock position near that backing bar. The finite element analysis of fluid in the seawater inlet pipe showed that the eddy zone was formed near the backing bar. The leaks and crater-like surfaces were noticed on the inner pipe surface at which the finite element analysis modeled the possibility of the formation of eddy zone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Failure Analysis and Prevention
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Cavitation erosion
  • Corrosion
  • Failure analysis


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