PTT (Precipitate-Temperature-Time) curve of X80 pipeline steel was obtained by strain relaxation method. The evolution of precipitate particle size during holding process was simulated combined with kinetic calculation, and observed using TEM in the samples of industrial produced X80 steel with different holding time. It is revealed that the shape of PPT curve is typical “C” type with the nose temperature of 900°C and incubation time of about 5s. Kinetic calculation results show that the average particle size increases obviously with the increment of holding time. Meantime, after holding for 90s at 950°C, observation of industrial produced X80 steel reveals that the proportion of precipitate particles larger than 60nm increases dramatically, which basically agreed with the calculation results. Dissolved Nb can effectively reduce grain boundary mobility and retard recrystallization by solute drag effect. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to shorten the holding time without increasing holding temperature in industrial production, so that to reduce precipitate of Nb at high temperature, and increase the strength and toughness of steel
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