Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

13

DOI

10.13031/jash.20.9858

Abstract

Neutron diffraction analysis was employed to measure residual stresses near welds in used anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks. Tensile residual stresses contribute to stress corrosion cracking of nurse tanks, which can cause tanks to release toxic ammonia vapor. The analysis showed that tensile residual stresses were present in the tanks measured, and the magnitudes of these stresses approached the yield strength of the steel. Implications for agricultural safety and health are discussed.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (2014): 3–13, doi:10.13031/jash.20.9858.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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