Application of API X80 grade line pipes has been promoted to increase the operating pressure. It is generally known that the deformability of submerged arc welding (SAW) pipes is decreased by increasing strength of the pipes. The assessment of the strain capacity of X80 SAW pipes is required for strain-based design (SBD). In the assessment of the strain capacity, one of the important issues is the effect of thermal aging during the anti-corrosion coating on the yielding phenomenon. In this study, full-scale pipe bending tests of X80 SAW pipes produced by UOE process were performed to evaluate the effect of thermal aging on the strain capacity.

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