In order to quantify microstructural degradation at high temperatures, samples of SA 210 / AISI 304 L compound tube material were annealed in the temperature range 540 - 720°C for 1 to 1 000 hours. The hardness of the annealed material was measured and the microstructure of the samples was investigated with optical and scanning electron microscopy. Microstructural degradation was characterised by the carbide structure in the ferritic-pearlitic base material and by the depth of decarburised and carburised zones of the compound tube interface. The observed changes were quantified in terms of their time and temperature dependence and diffusion coefficients of the process. The results can be used in estimating the extent of thermal exposure of high-temperature components after long-term service or after incidences of overheating.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
- thermal degradation
Salonen, J., & Auerkari, P. (1996). Microstructural degradation in compound tubes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Publications, No. 279 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/publications/1996/P279.pdf