SCW corrosion resistance of candidate stainless steels

Jian Li, W. Zheng, Sami Penttilä, P. Liu, C. Bibby

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    The materials selection for Gen IV supercritical water reactor in-core components faces major challenges due to severe operating condition. The current Canadian pressure-tube supercritical water (SCW) concept design requires core outlet temperature of 650°C at 25 MPa with peak cladding temperature reaching as high as 850°C. Aside from other challenges, there is currently very limited data on candidate stainless steels' corrosion resistance under this operating condition. Austenite stainless steels that include 316L, 304H, AL6XN and 310S that cover a wide range of Cr contents are promising candidates for either direct in core applications or as base coating materials. However, their corrosion resistance has not been tested systematically under this stringent condition. In this study, these types of stainless steels are tested, and their corrosion resistances are compared.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCharacterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Materials Characterization Committee of the Extraction and Processing Division of TMS
    EditorsJiann-Yang Hwang, Chengguang Bai, John Carpenter, Shadia J. Ikhmayies, Bowen Li, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Zhiwei Peng, Mingming Zhang
    Place of PublicationHoboken
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-1186-5904-5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-1186-0564-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventCharacterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2013. TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Antonio, TX, United States
    Duration: 3 Mar 20137 Mar 2013


    ConferenceCharacterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2013. TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
    Abbreviated titleTMS 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio, TX


    • corrosion
    • FIB
    • SCW
    • TEM


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