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hydrogen-induced failures

1. n. [Enhanced Oil Recovery]

A type of corrosion produced when a metal absorbs hydrogen atoms. This phenomenon can cause undesirable effects such as blistering, cracking, methane formation above 400 degF [204 degC], and hydrogen embrittlement.

See: corrosion controlhydrogen blisteringhydrogen embrittlementsulfide stress cracking