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This chapter provides an outline of the failure modes and mechanisms associated with most boiler tube failures in coal-fired power plants. Primary categories include stress rupture failures, water-side corrosion, fire-side corrosion, fire-side erosion, fatigue, operation failures, and insufficient quality control.

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Introduction to Damage Mechanisms with Case Studies, Failure Investigation of Boiler Tubes: A Comprehensive Approach, By Paresh Haribhakti, P.B. Joshi, Rajendra Kumar, ASM International, 2018, p 147–149,

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