Abstract

High temperature corrosion is a serious problem on tlie heat exchanger tubes of recuperators because they encounter an corrosive environment at maximum temperature around 900°C. These tubes were found to be corroded via oxidation, sulfidation and molten salt corrosion. Particularly molten salt corrosion could be the most severe corrosion mechanism. As a protective coating for recuperators, nickel and cobalt based self-fluxing alloys, iron based amorphous alloy and chromium carbide cermet coatings were considered. These coatings were prepared by an arc spray and or/not fusing or a HVOF spray. Their molten salt corrosion resistance was tested, and the high temperature corrosion resistance in a SO2 containing atmosphere was examined. Also microstructures of the coatings were studied after corrosion tests.

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