Temper brittleness | Article about temper brittleness by The Free Dictionary
temper brittleness[′tem·pər ‚brid·əl·nəs]
A brittle state resulting when certain low-alloy steels are slowly cooled in a range of 600-300°C or reheated in this range after quenching from 600°C.
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In-service pipes exposed to temperatures above 450[degrees]C (850[degrees]F) for an extended period of time often exhibit temper brittleness
. It is especially important to preheat these materials when repair is being attempted.