Selecting the right material for recovery boiler superheaters

Esa K. Vakkilainen, Pekka Pohjanne

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    Abstract

    The aim of this paper is to examine the selection of superheater materials for recovery boilers. Fireside wastage in recovery boilers is mainly caused by formation of corrosive deposits, typically with aggressive molten alkali phases. Fireside corrosion can also be caused by gaseous components and is then usually associated with a reducing atmosphere. This active oxidation can affect superheater tubes even at temperatures lower than the first melting temperature. There is a wide array of available superheater materials to choose from and a few newer materials to be considered. The operating conditions and deposit properties must be looked at when material selection is done. The material choice has a significant effect to the cost of the recovery boiler, as the selection of the final superheater material can change the price by a factor of 10.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBaltica VIII
    Subtitle of host publicationLife Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages37-51
    Volume2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7594-7
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7593-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventBALTICA VIII - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland
    Duration: 18 May 201020 May 2010

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium
    Number265
    ISSN0357-9387

    Conference

    ConferenceBALTICA VIII - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki-Stockholm
    Period18/05/1020/05/10

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    Vakkilainen, E. K., & Pohjanne, P. (2010). Selecting the right material for recovery boiler superheaters. In Baltica VIII: Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants (Vol. 2, pp. 37-51). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 265 https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/symposiums/2011/S265.pdf