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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001773
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... Abstract A spiral heat exchanger made from 316L stainless steel developed a leak after eight years of service as a condenser on a distillation tower. Examination identified the leak as being located on the cooling water side in the heat affected zone (HAZ) of a weld joining two plates. Cooling...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001070
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... Abstract Although field corrosion tests had indicated that type 316L stainless steel would be a suitable material for neutralization tanks, the vessels suffered severe corrosion when placed in service. Welded coupons of type 316L had been tested along with similar Alloy 20Cb® (UNS NO8020...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001097
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... Abstract Two type 316L stainless steel orthopedic screws broke approximately 6 weeks after surgical implant. The screws had been used to fasten a seven-hole narrow dynamic compression plate to a patient's spine. The broken screws and screws of the same vintage and source were examined using...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001350
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... Abstract Upon arrival at the erection site, an AISI type 316L stainless steel tank intended for storage of fast breeder test reactor coolant (liquid sodium) exhibited cracks on its shell at two of four shell/nozzle fillet-welded joint regions. The tank had been transported from the manufacturer...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.med.c0048413
EISBN: 978-1-62708-226-6
... Abstract A type 316L stainless steel angled plate failed. The fatigue fracture was found to have occurred at a plate hole. Symmetric cyclic bending forces were revealed by the fatigue damage at the fracture edge at the top surface of the plate. Fatigue striations and slip bands produced...
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Published: 01 January 2002
Fig. 2 Pitting corrosion of 316L stainless steel pipe. (a) View of pitting on the outside-diameter surface at the leak location. (b) View of the inside-diameter surface, where the pit size was larger at the leak location. There was a rusty discoloration along the bottom of the pipe. (c) Cross More
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Published: 01 January 2002
Fig. 13 Stress-corrosion cracking striations on the fracture surface of 316L stainless steel. The arrow indicates the crack-growth direction. 10,000×. Courtesy of I. Le May, Metallurgical Consulting Services Ltd. More
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Published: 01 January 2002
Fig. 11 Residual-stress map of welded 316L stainless steel plate. Source: Ref 31 More
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Published: 30 August 2021
Fig. 12 Metallographic image of stress-corrosion cracking in a 316L stainless steel weld. Electrolytic oxalic acid etch More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 1 Type 316L stainless steel plate heat exchangers developed leaks at the spot welds (arrows). More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 4 Transgranular, branching type SCC in the 316L heat exchangers. Magnification 100× More
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Published: 15 January 2021
Fig. 32 Microstructure and fracture appearance of type 316L stainless steel tested in creep to fracture in air at 800 °C (1470 °F), using a 53 MPa (7.7 ksi) load. Time to rupture: 839 h. The light micrograph (a) illustrates w-crack coalescence by slow shearing along grain boundaries More
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Published: 15 January 2021
Fig. 11 Residual-stress map of welded 316L stainless steel plate. Source: Ref 40 More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 1 Type 316L stainless steel pipe that fractured by localized attack in welds during exposure to hot brine. (a) Interior surface of pipe showing perforation at the weld seam caused by pits and stress-corrosion cracks. Actual size. (b) SEM micrograph of corrosion pits in the weld showing More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 1 Pitting corrosion of 316L stainless steel pipe. (a) View of pitting on the outside-diameter surface at the leak location. (b) View of the inside-diameter surface, where the pit size was larger at the leak location. There was a rusty discoloration along the bottom of the pipe. (c) Cross More
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Published: 01 December 2019
Fig. 1 Lower magnification SEM image of 316L stent fracture surface More
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Published: 01 December 2019
Fig. 2 Higher magnification SEM image of 316L stent fracture surface More
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.pulp.c9001567
EISBN: 978-1-62708-230-3
... Abstract A falling film black liquor evaporator consisted of flat twin plate heat exchangers and was used to increase black liquor solids content prior to its burning in the recovery boiler. Several plate heat exchangers were fabricated of AISI type 316L stainless steel by electric resistance...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001034
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... Abstract The interior surface of a type 316L stainless steel trailer barrel used to haul various chemicals showed evidence of severe pitting after less than 1 year of service. Two sections were cut from the barrel and microscopically examined. Metallographic sections were also prepared...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.petrol.c0047606
EISBN: 978-1-62708-228-0
... Abstract Type 316L stainless steel pipes carrying brine at 120 deg C (250 deg F) and at a pH of about 7, failed by perforation at or near circumferential butt-weld seams. The failure was examined optically and radiographically in the field. Specimens were removed and examined metallographically...