HOT CORROSION IN GAS TURBINES

Corrosion of hot section components in gas turbines can have a major impact on operating costs in gas-turbine driven and combined-cycle power plants. Hot corrosion is known to be caused principally by salt deposits on hot turbine parts. Even the trace of sodium sulphate in clean marine atmospheres is sufficient to produce sulphidation, the major form of hot corrosion, when the parts are covered with salts. Other forms of hot corrosion involve vanadium or lead in the fuel. The roles of the turbine manufacturer, the operator, maintenance staff, and the architect-engineer in enhancing turbine life are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented November 27-December 2, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Lunt, H E
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 77-WA/Fu-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM