Increased lifetime for biomass and waste to energy power plant boilers with HVOF coatings: High temperature corrosion testing under chlorine-containing molten salt

Maria Oksa (Corresponding Author), Satu Tuurna, Tommi Varis

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    Heat exchanger surfaces of waste to energy and biomass power plant boilers experience often severe corrosion due to very aggressive components in the used fuels. High velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) coatings offer excellent protection for boiler tubes against high temperature corrosion due to their high density and good adherence to the substrate material. Several thermal spray coatings with high chromium content were sprayed with HVOF technique. Their mechanical properties and high temperature corrosion resistance were tested and analyzed. The coating materials included NiCr, IN625, Ni-21Cr-10W-9Mo-4Cu, and iron-based partly amorphous alloy SHS9172 (Fe-25Cr-15W-12Nb-6Mo). High temperature corrosion testing was performed in NaCl-KCl-Na2SO4 salt with controlled H2O atmosphere at 575 and 625 °C. The corrosion test results of the coatings were compared to corrosion resistance of tube materials (X20, Alloy 263 and Sanicro 25).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)783-796
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Thermal Spray Technology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • biofuel
    • CJS
    • coating characteristics
    • corrosion protection coating
    • high temperature corrosion
    • HVOF
    • molten salt
    • process optimization
    • waste to energy

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