In this study, three alumina-forming austenitic (AFA) steels (Fe-18Ni-12Cr-AlNbC, Fe- 18Ni-12Cr-Al, and Fe-18Ni-16Cr-AlNbC) were exposed to superheated steam (SHS) at 700 °C for 1000 h to study their oxidation behavior. The Fe-18Ni-16Cr-AlNbC alloy showed the best performance as it had the least weight gain due to a denser surface oxide layer and the lack of internal oxidation. The Fe-18Ni-12Cr-AlNbC alloy suffered from internal oxidation and had a greater weight gain than Fe-18Ni-16Cr-AlNbC, while Fe- 18Ni-12Cr-Al experienced weight loss due to perhaps external oxide spallation, leaving a less protective Fe-oxide on the external surface.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jun 2020|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|