Overview of SCWR candidate materials stress corrosion tests

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    Abstract

    Slow strain rate tests on several SCWR candidate materials were done over the last 10 years at VTT. The test materials were austenitic stainless steels with 15-23% Cr and 10-15% Ni and oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic/martensitic steels with 12-20% Cr. The tests were performed in supercritical water at 250 bar in the temperature range of 500-650oC with 100-150 ppb dissolved oxygen. With regards to the stress corrosion susceptibility and ductility, the best performer in the tests was AISI 316L steel. On the other hand, large heat to heat variation can be expected: another heat of 316L was very susceptible to intergranular stress corrosion cracking. DL-EPR test revealed that at least some heats of low carbon 316 are subject to fast thermal sensitisation at 550oC in supercritical water.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBaltica X
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    EditorsPertti Auerkari
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8436-9, 978-951-38-8435-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventBALTICA X - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Cruise, Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland
    Duration: 7 Jun 20169 Jun 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Volume261

    Conference

    ConferenceBALTICA X - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    Abbreviated titleBaltica X
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki-Stockholm
    Period7/06/169/06/16

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    Toivonen, A., & Penttilä, S. (2016). Overview of SCWR candidate materials stress corrosion tests. In P. Auerkari (Ed.), Baltica X: International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, Vol.. 261 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2016/T261.pdf