Comparative laboratory testing of molten salt attack of superheater tube materials

Maria Oksa, Martti Mäkipää

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    Abstract

    In some practical superheater corrosion failure cases one finds that the corrosion environment has actually been a low-melting salt film spreading on the tube surface. In this study a modified crucible test method is introduced that simulates this corrosion condition. Metallic specimens exposed in air atmosphere as half-immersed into a molten alkali chloride - alkali sulphate salt mixture of eutectic composition in 520-530°C. Materials evaluation is based on the post-experiment examination of the specimens and their cross-sections. Low-alloy steels and various austenitic steels and nickel alloys were tested using this method. For low-alloy steels and austenitic stainless steels the characteristic corrosion attack mode was intergranular attack and growth of oxide scales. More corrosion resistant steels and alloys suffered from pitting attack. Corrosion morphologies observed had a close resemblance to practical corrosion morphologies in cases involving alkali sulphate - alkali chloride melt attack.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th International Symposium on Corrosion in the Pulp and Paper Industry- ISCPPI. Vol. 2
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages523-538
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5724-7
    ISBN (Print)951-38-5721-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event10th International Symposium On corrosion in the Pulp and Paper Industry, ISCPPI - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 21 Aug 200124 Aug 2001

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium
    Number215
    ISSN0357-9387

    Conference

    Conference10th International Symposium On corrosion in the Pulp and Paper Industry, ISCPPI
    Abbreviated title10th ISCPPI
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period21/08/0124/08/01

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