The importance of Charpy V-notch testing of pipe has been well established in the pipeline industry. Until now, it has been necessary to perform a number of tests in order to develop the toughness transition curve. A method is described which makes possible forecasting the full-scale toughness transition from a single subsize test datum to an acceptable degree of accuracy. This is potentially useful where historical test results or material samples available for testing are limited in quantity. Worked examples illustrating the use of the relationships are given.

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