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Title: Ferritic and Martensitic Steels for Power Plants
Authors: Ennis, Philip J.
First Published: 13-Aug-2014
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited (Elsevier)
Citation: P J Ennis Ferritic and Martensitic Steels for Power Plants in ‘ Structural Alloys for Power Plants’ ed A Shirdazi and S Jackson, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy 45, Woodhead Publishing Limited 2014
Abstract: The metallurgical background and the physical properties of the steels used in power plant are briefly described. The microstructures of the steels after the production heat treatment and after long-term service exposure are discussed and the mechanical properties, especially the creep rupture strength, are shown. The strengthening mechanisms are considered and effects of the microstructural changes after long-term service exposure on the creep rupture strength explained. Because of the microstructural changes, care has to be taken in deriving long-term creep rupture strength estimates from experimental data. It is shown that steam oxidation may be a significant life-limiting factor for thin section components operating at temperatures around 600 o C.
Series/Report no.: Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy;45
ISBN: 978-0-85709-238-0
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed.
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