Ghosh, D. and Ray, S. and Roy, H. and Shukla, A.K. (2015) Investigation into Cause of High Temperature Failure of Boiler Superheater Tube. High Temperature Materials and Processes, 34 (2). pp. 141-146.

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The failure of the boiler tubes occur due to various reasons like creep, fatigue, corrosion and erosion. This paper highlights a case study of typical premature failure of a final superheater tube of 210 MW thermal power plant boiler. Visual examination, dimensional measurement, chemical analysis, oxide scale thickness measurement, microstructural examination are conducted as part of the investigations. Apart from these investigations, sulfur print, Energy Dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X ray diffraction analysis (XRD) are also conducted to ascertain the probable cause of failure of final super heater tube. Finally it has been concluded that the premature failure of the super heater tube can be attributed to the combination of localized high tube metal temperature and loss of metal from the outer surface due to high temperature corrosion. The corrective actions have also been suggested to avoid this type of failure in near future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Failure
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 07:08
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:08

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