What is HIC Steel?
HIC by Swagemaster UK Ltd.
Combatting the problem of hydrogen induced cracking in sour service, HIC steel plate is carbon steel plates which are tested to assess the susceptibility of the material to hydrogen induced cracking. This is a problem commonly found in wet H2S/sour service operating environments such as in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry.
HIC is Swagemaster UK Limited’s designation for HIC Steel for fine grain pressure vessels, offering specific and superior properties for sour gas application.
HIC resistant steel is manufactured via the electric arc furnace with desulphurisation, dephosphorisation, ladle refining and vacuum degassing to provide an ultra clean and homogeneous steel. HIC steel is particularly suited for pressure equipment where wet H2S corrosion can be a problem.
ASTM/ASME A/SA 516 60/65/70 in accordance with HIC 5/10/15 HIC Resistant Steel for Pressure Equipment in Sour Service.