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Failure Analysis and Prevention

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William T. Becker
William T. Becker
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Roch J. Shipley
Roch J. Shipley
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ASM International
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-180-1
Publication date:
2002
Book Chapter

Failures of Boilers and Related Equipment[1]

By
David N. French
David N. French
Revising author
David N. French, Inc., Metallurgists
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Published:
2002

Abstract

This article explains the main types and characteristic causes of failures in boilers and other equipment in stationary and marine power plants that use steam as the working fluid with examples. It focuses on the distinctive features of each type that enable the failure analyst to determine the cause and suggest corrective action. The causes of failures include tube rupture, corrosion or scaling, fatigue, erosion, and stress-corrosion cracking. The article also describes the procedures for conducting a failure analysis.

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David N. French, 2002. "Failures of Boilers and Related Equipment", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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