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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1992
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v01.c9001056
EISBN: 978-1-62708-214-3
... with variations in moderator flow, which allow thermal fatigue to be induced. Stratification is caused by the ingress of relatively cold (140 °C, or 285 °F) heavy water from the moderator circuit into the primary cooling circuit, the temperature of which is 280 °C (535 °F) ( Fig. 1 ). This “cold plug...
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
... is on the upstream (power company) side of the circuit breaker. In incident 1, the arcing was so severe that it eventually overloaded the fuses in the primary side of the supply transformer which provided service to several homes in the neighbourhood. Unfortunately, the cover to the electrical box had been left off...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001559
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract One inch diam Type 304 stainless steel piping was designed to carry containment atmosphere samples to an analyzer to monitor hydrogen and oxygen levels during operational and the design basis accident conditions that are postulated to occur in a boiling water reactor. Only one of six...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.bldgs.c9001147
EISBN: 978-1-62708-219-8
... stress higher than this would initiate and then propagate cracks. Summary and Conclusions It is concluded that there are three interacting causes of failure. The primary cause of failure is the seizure of the joints at the eyebar pin locations as a result of the intrusion of water and salt...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.modes.c9001632
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
... circuit serving the window also cooled the beam stop made of pure copper. Fig. 9 The window assembly attached to the milling machine in preparation for removal of the shells Fig. 10 The waterside of the inner shell including attached wires that served to direct cooling water flow...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003503
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... Abstract This article describes the methodology for performing a failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). It explains the methodology with the help of a hot water heater and provides a discussion on the role of FMEA in the design process. The article presents the analysis procedures and shows...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001769
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... of equipment; increases pressure drop in water circuits, introduces thermal resistance in heat exchangers and induces corrosion of surface materials. The mixed fouling consisting of microbes and calcium or magnesium salts is, in particular, the major part of the fouling in real water systems [ 11...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001473
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... in the photograph at right, was far greater than would normally be expected from the failure of a gearbox but, in this case, it virtually disappeared from its foundation. The results of the examination indicated that the primary cause of the failure was synchronisation of the generator out of phase with the public...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001536
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
.... Analyses of four failed components from nuclear plants are then described to illustrate the kinds of failures seen in service. The failures discussed are (1) intergranular stress-corrosion cracking of core spray injection piping in a boiling water reactor, (2) failure of canopy seal welds in adapter tube...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006783
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... surfaces affects the resistance of the current path in the solution and the external circuit. Thus, if dissimilar pipes are butt welded with the electrolyte flowing through them, the most severe corrosion will occur immediately adjacent to the weld on the anodic member. Effect of Shape The geometry...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001330
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... resulted from a sudden loss in steam distribution through this tube circuit. Although SEM-EDS analysis identified some carryover deposits on the internal surfaces, only a small amount of transported deposit was present. Internal deposits were not a primary cause of the tube failures. Remedial Action...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001816
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... analysis fatigue fire-side corrosion power plants stress-corrosion cracking tube rupture water-side corrosion FAILURES IN BOILERS and other equipment in stationary and marine power plants that use steam as the working fluid are discussed in this article. The discussion is mainly concerned...
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Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003548
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... the resistance of the current path in the solution and the external circuit. Thus, if dissimilar pipes are butt welded with the electrolyte flowing through them, the most severe corrosion will occur adjacent to the weld on the anodic member. Effect of Shape The geometry of the circuit elements determines...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 May 2022
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11B.a0006923
EISBN: 978-1-62708-395-9
... shown in Fig. 1 . The primary effect of crystallinity in linear thermoplastics is the mediation of the modulus change at T g and maintenance of the rubbery plateau into higher temperatures ( Fig. 1 ). Cross linking a polymer produces the same qualitative effects on the temperature dependence...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003549
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... about by a combination of MIC, high chloride levels, and high total dissolved solids. The low-flow and stagnant conditions present in the piping are primary contributors to the pit progression. This type of material will perform significantly better when there is more flow of water. Retesting...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003553
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... is an additional example. Example 1: SCC of a Type 304 Stainless Steel Pipe Caused by Residual Welding Stresses A 150 mm (6 in.) schedule 80S type 304 stainless steel pipe (11 mm, or 0.432 in., wall thickness), which had served as an equalizer line in the primary loop of a pressurized-water reactor...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006782
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... is the evolution of hydrogen gas according to Eq 4. This also applies to corrosion in other acids, such as sulfuric, phosphoric, and hydrofluoric, and water-soluble organic acids, such as formic and acetic. In each case, only the hydrogen ion is active; the other ions, such as sulfate, phosphate, and acetate, do...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006788
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... at the opposite end of the pH scale. It should not be surprising that microorganisms have been implicated in corrosion and cracking problems in a correspondingly wide range of industrial systems. Whatever the environmental conditions, microorganisms need water, a source of energy to drive their metabolism...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003556
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... and denitrifiers capable of reducing the pH to 3 are considered as well as the organic APB. Consideration of aerobic organisms is consistent with highly oxygenated environments found in cooling water circuits. Passive corrosion scenarios include underdeposit attack due to concentration cells set up under biofilms...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006825
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... points in the steam circuit. A rapid startup will lead to high metal temperature, because no steam flows before the condensate has time to evaporate. The second cause of rapid failure is tube leaks. In a water-wall tube, an undetected tube leak low in the furnace will starve that tube. Higher...