Supercritical oxidation of boiler tube materials

Satu Tuurna, Sanni Yli-Olli, Sami Penttilä, Pertti Auerkari, Xiao Huang

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    The advantage of using supercritical water (SCW) systems for power generation is based on the increased thermodynamic efficiency when operating at higher temperature and pressure. This has been realised for many years in medium to large size supercritical fossil plants. High efficiency in power generation is not only desirable because of economical reasons but also for enhanced environmental performance meaning reduced quantity of forming ash and emitted pollutants including CO2. Steam oxidation has become an important issue for steam power plants as operating temperatures increase from current to 650°C and even higher. To achieve these higher steam values new materials are needed. This paper presents results of the oxidation performance of potential new alloys (FeCrAlY, NiCrAl and Sanicro 25) in a supercritical water autoclave environment at 650°C/250 bar, with 150 ppb dissolved oxygen.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors (ISSCWR 2015)
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8289-1
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8290-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event7th International Symposium on Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors, ISSCWR-7 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 15 Mar 201518 Mar 2015

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology


    Conference7th International Symposium on Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors, ISSCWR-7
    Abbreviated titleISSCWR-7


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