Oxidation of Metals

, Volume 88, Issue 1–2, pp 221–233 | Cite as

Evaluation of the Compatibility of Aluminide Coatings in High-Temperature Sodium for Fast Reactor Application

  • Fabien Rouillard
  • Jean-Louis Courouau
  • Brigitte Duprey
  • Stéphane Mathieu
  • Michel Vilasi
  • Younes Bouizi
  • Germain Boissonnet
  • Fernando Pedraza
  • Ingrid Proriol-Serre
Original Paper


Nickel and iron aluminide coatings were identified as possible candidates for hardfacing materials in Sodium Fast Reactors. Both coatings were developed on two steel grades of interest for the next French Sodium Fast Reactor prototype, 316L(N) and T91. Pack cementation and slurry were employed as aluminization processes. The compatibility of all coatings with purified Na was evaluated at 550 °C for exposure times up to 4250 h. All coatings evidenced high chemical stability in Na even though Na penetration and slow coating dissolution could be evidenced. The penetration depth of Na was observed to depend on the coating nature induced by the deposition process.


Sodium Coatings Aluminides Hardfacing 



The authors are very grateful to the working group NEEDS and CEA for their financial support and to M. Tabarant for performing the GDOES analyses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabien Rouillard
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Courouau
    • 1
  • Brigitte Duprey
    • 1
  • Stéphane Mathieu
    • 2
  • Michel Vilasi
    • 2
  • Younes Bouizi
    • 2
  • Germain Boissonnet
    • 3
  • Fernando Pedraza
    • 3
  • Ingrid Proriol-Serre
    • 4
  1. 1.Den-Service de la Corrosion et du Comportement des Matériaux dans leur Environnement (SCCME), CEAUniversité Paris-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Institut Jean Lamour, CNRS UMR 7198Université de LorraineVandoeuvre Les NancyFrance
  3. 3.LaSIE, CNRS UMR 7356Université La RochelleLa RochelleFrance
  4. 4.Unité Matériaux et Transformations, UMR CNRS INRA ENSCLUniversité Lille 1Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

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