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Failures of 10Cr-Mo9-10 and X 20Cr-Mo-V12-1 superheated pipes during service in steam power generation plants are described. Through micrographic and fractographic analysis, creep and overheating were identified as the cause of failure. The Larson-Miller parameter is computed, as a function of oxidation thickness, temperature and time, confirming the creep failure diagnostic.

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J.A. Pero-Sanz, D. Plaza, M. Ruiz, J. Asensio, J.I. Verdeja, Creep Failure Analysis of Steel Tubes, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Power Generating Equipment, ASM International, 2019,

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