BIMETALLIC TUBE MANUFACTURED BY WELDING PROCESSES
Construction of a co-extruded tube alleviates the problem of dissimilar joint welding involving stainless steel primary piping and the carbon steel shell construction of a nuclear reactor vessel. This consists of welding an Armco Iron overlay on a stainless tube, inserting it into a carbon steel billet, and then extruding the composite. Numerous disadvantages of this procedure have led to development of an experimental simulated co-extruded nozzle. An Armco Iron weld is hand deposited on a stainless tube and a submerged arc deposit of carbon steel. The overlay is placed only on the section to be welded into the reactor vessel, not on the entire length of the nozzle. Advantages to this procedure are: lower cost, practically no eccentricity of the stainless liner, better bond between the Armco Iron and carbon steel, and a simplified welding procedure at the junction to the stainless pipe.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-487.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyQuality Control Department
Barberton, OH United States
- Emmanuel, G N
- Publication Date: 1958-12-2
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Design; Nuclear reactors; Pipe; Welding; Weldments
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor construction; Nuclear reactor design; Welded piping; Welding techniques
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026090
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: 487
- Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 26 1973 12:00AM