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Hydrogen Embrittlement at Linden Generating Station

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W. C. Ames

Linden Generating Station, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Linden, N. J.

R. I. Smith

Electric Engineering Department, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Newark, N. J.

J. Eng. Power 86(3), 347-349 (Jul 01, 1964) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3677601 History: Received June 07, 1963; Online January 10, 2012

Abstract

During the period from October, 1957, to November, 1961, seventeen waterwall tube failures of the hydrogen-embrittlement type occurred in the three oil-fired, high makeup boilers of No. 1 Unit at Linden Generating Station, which supply steam to an adjacent refinery via an extraction turbine. Further failures have apparently been prevented by (1) reducing heat input to the affected areas by the installation of studded tubes; and (2) improving boiler-water quality by closer control.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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