Analysis of an Unusual Failure of a Steel Shaft in a Coal Pulverizer
A shaft can crack twice before it fails. A Detroit electric plant had this experience with one in a coal pulverizer. Because the first crack rewelded partially (by friction) in service, the pulverizer remained serviceable until the second crack developed.
Jack J. Bodzin, Gordon W. Houser, Analysis of an Unusual Failure of a Steel Shaft in a Coal Pulverizer, ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Power Generating Equipment, ASM International, 2019, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001730
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