Calculate failure pressure of the corroded pipe according to Shell92 code.

This code should be applied only to

  • single cross section of the pipeline containing a longitudinally oriented, flat bottom surface defect of the corrosion/erosion type;

  • defects which depth is less than 85 % of pipe wall thickness.

The estimation is valid for single isolated metal loss defects of the corrosion/erosion type and when only internal pressure loading is considered.

As in the case of dnvpf, the defect is approximated by a rectangular form.

shell92pf(d, wth, uts, depth, l)



nominal outside diameter of the pipe, [mm]. Type: assert_double.


nominal wall thickness of the pipe, [mm]. Type: assert_double.


ultimate tensile strength (UTS) or specified minimum tensile strength (SMTS) as a characteristic of steel strength, [MPa]. Type: assert_double.


measured maximum depth of the corroded area, [mm]. Type: assert_double.


measured maximum longitudinal length of corroded area, [mm]. Type: assert_double.


Estimated failure pressure of the corroded pipe, [MPa]. Type: assert_double.


Numeric NAs may appear in case prescribed conditions of use are offended.


Timashev and A. Bushinskaya, Diagnostics and Reliability of Pipeline Systems, Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality 30, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-25307-7

See also

Other fail pressure functions: b31gpf, b31gmodpf, dnvpf, pcorrcpf


d = c(812.8, 219.0) # [mm] wth = c( 19.1, 14.5) # [mm] uts = c(530.9, 455.1) # [N/mm^2] l = c(203.2, 200.0) # [mm] depth = c( 13.4, 9.0) # [mm] shell92pf(d, wth, uts, depth, l)
#> [1] 11.09262 25.27286
# [1] 11.09262 25.27286