Chapter 8: Materials for Advanced Steam Plants
Increasing the efficiency of power plants by operating at higher temperatures and pressures and adding a double-reheat feature comes at the expense of shortened lifetimes for critical components. This chapter provides an overview of the material-related problems associated with advanced steam plants and their respective solutions. The discussion covers the selection of materials on a component-specific basis for boilers as well as steam turbines.
Materials for Advanced Steam Plants, Damage Mechanisms and Life Assessment of High-Temperature Components, By R. Viswanathan, ASM International, 1989, p 383–413, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.dmlahtc.t60490383
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