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Prediction of Erosive-Corrosive Wear in Low-Carbon Steel Piping Conveying Water or Wet Steam

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R. G. Keck, P. Griffith

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 112(4), 555-560 (Oct 01, 1990) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906204 History: Received January 02, 1990; Online April 24, 2008

Abstract

Techniques to predict erosive-corrosive wear in pipes conveying single and two-phase water in low-carbon steel secondary power plant piping systems are presented. Model equations for two mechanisms, oxide dissolution and droplet impingement, are introduced and the terms in each theory are defined in detail. Parametric curves showing dissolution model results are presented and the effects of localized wear enhancement due to flow geometries are discussed.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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