STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF STEAM TURBINE MATERIALS

Although moderately high strength steels have, in general, performed admirably in the long time service expected of turbine components, there have been a number of instances of stress corrosion cracking in these components. This problem area is closely examined by the authors, and recent studies are reviewed. An electrochemical study of stress corrosion cracking, using constant strain rate tests under controlled electrochemical potential has led to a better understanding of the role of impurities in caustic cracking and suggests a unifying parameter for hydrogen assisted cracking in a variety of solutions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Int Corros Forum on Prot and Perform of Mater: Corros '75, Toronto, Ont., April 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Corrosion Engineers

    Houston, TX  United States 
  • Authors:
    • McCord, T G
    • Bussert, B W
    • Curran, R M
    • Gould, G C
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 107
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM