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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001661
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract An evaluation of indications in the main turbine building column horizontal plate welds was conducted by the joint efforts of field metallography and nondestructive examinations. The turbine building main column horizontal plate welds were selected at random and were inspected to find...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.bldgs.c9001653
EISBN: 978-1-62708-219-8
... water line in a residential building were found to be inoperative. These shut-off valves were closed to allow repair work to be carried out in another part of the system. After the repairs, these values could not be opened. They were then removed for failure analysis. Macroscopic examination...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001040
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... requirements. Conclusion and Recommendations Most Probable Cause The axle failure was a direct result of a welding repair performed to build up the bearing seat. Remedial Action No weld buildup or repair should be permitted on these axles. In fact, wheelset drawings, in addition to containing...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.usage.c9001430
EISBN: 978-1-62708-236-5
... strength. 1 The repair, restoration or reclamation by welding of components which are required to withstand dynamic loads in service should not be undertaken without due consideration to the various factors and the possible consequences, since the building-up of a worn shaft or reclamation...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001569
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract This paper reviews several fatigue failures from the waterwall, superheater, and economizer portions of the boiler, their causes and how they were mitigated and monitored. Some cases required simple field modifications by cutting or welding, repair of existing controls, and/or changes...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001308
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... Abstract Persistent cracking in a forged 1080 steel turntable rail in a wind tunnel test section was investigated. All cracks were oriented transverse to the axis of the rail, and some had propagated through the flange into the web. Through-flange cracks had been repair welded. A section...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003570
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... cavitation erosion and the latter is liquid-droplet erosion. This article emphasizes on manifestations of damage and ways to minimize or repair these types of liquid impact damage, with illustrations. cavitation erosion liquid impact erosion liquid-droplet erosion EROSION of solid surfaces can...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006804
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... and heat damage to other equipment nearby. The facility must then determine the extent of the damage and whether the equipment is still usable, requires costly repairs, or should even be replaced. The damage to other equipment can be extensive, and investigating the cause of the failure...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.bldgs.c9001701
EISBN: 978-1-62708-219-8
... the building had been placed in service. It was reported that in the five years since construction, about 60% of the hot water pipes in the mechanical room had been replaced during leak repairs. Leaks were mostly associated with the joints in the plumbing system. Visual observations of the inside diametral...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.bldgs.c0090943
EISBN: 978-1-62708-219-8
... of gates. Due to the age of the gear and the time frame of its manufacture, no original material specifications or strength requirements could be located. Likewise, no maintenance records of possible repairs to the gear were available. Investigation (visual inspection, chemical analysis, tension...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001010
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... welding, and repaired. Upon the later occurrence, a more complete failure investigation was undertaken. The interior view of the shaded area shown in Figure 1 is illustrated in Figure 2 after inspection with liquid penetrant. Widespread cracking on the inside is apparent, the most severe cracking...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001385
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... entrance to a single-family home. As illustrated in Fig. 1 , the service entrance is the point at which the electrical lines are connected to the main circuit breakers of the building. These electrical lines come from the power company transformer, through the electrical meter. Fig. 1 Schematic...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006838
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... MANUFACTURING (AM) refers to a group of free-form fabrication technologies that incrementally build up a solid part by computer-controlled deposition of material from a digital solid model. The technology is an outgrowth and broadening of rapid prototyping methods that were developed in the 1980s to accelerate...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001127
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
.... The fracture surfaces were coated with zinc oxide. It was concluded that the failure resulted from improper repairs and/or adjustments, including the use of a cosmetic zinc oxide cream as a lubricant. The cream initiated deterioration of the originally ductile plastic, causing it to become brittle and fragile...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001487
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
..., no mechanical damage was sustained other than some “picking up” of bearing metal and the set was returned to service after attention to the bearings. It was then found that the application of excitation caused vibration to build up, which further increased when the set was loaded. After consideration of all...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001699
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
... of cut-off valves with bypasses at key locations, in order to separate the systems into segments. Therefore, if a leak did occur, the portion of the system that contained the leak could be isolated for repairs. A regular water quality testing program, maintaining correct levels of chemicals...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.bldgs.c9001548
EISBN: 978-1-62708-219-8
... specifications called for painted steel siding. The client convinced the Navy to substitute aluminum-bonded-to-plywood panels for both interior and exterior siding. They were provided by a supplier. The client proceeded to build and deliver the modular control towers, beginning in February 1976. Delivery...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006817
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... failure management policy is technically feasible. Then, after discussing the ways that RCM classifies failure effects in terms of consequences, it describes how RCM uses failure consequences to identify the best failure management policy for each failure mode. Next, the building blocks of RCM are put...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006814
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... testing should be used to detect such cracking, and the part rejected or repaired before being placed into service. Other portions of this Volume that deal with manufacturing operations discuss this type of failure. When the first type of failure occurs (that is, when there is a manufacturing-related...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.design.c9001578
EISBN: 978-1-62708-233-4
... was at approximately 115,000 cycles per min (1916 Hz). Data were captured in the digital buffer of a spectrum analyzer during the transient. It could be determined from the captured data that the vibration would build up and then abruptly quit when the cut was completed. The peak level of vibration measured...