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ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories

Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis

Edited by
Khlefa A. Esaklul
Khlefa A. Esaklul
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ASM International
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-215-0
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Cracking in a Reducing Pipe From a Pressurized Water Reactor

By
Carl J. Czajkowski
Carl J. Czajkowski
Department of Nuclear Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Published:
1993
Page range:
163 - 167

Abstract

Three ASME SA106 grade B carbon steel feed water piping reducers from a pressurized water reactor showed indications of flaws near welds during ultrasonic testing. Further examination and testing indicated that the cracks resulted from a low-cycle corrosion fatigue phenomenon.

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Carl J. Czajkowski, 1993. "Cracking in a Reducing Pipe From a Pressurized Water Reactor", Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Khlefa A. Esaklul

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