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An overheat boiler tube failure

  • J. J. Perdomo
  • T. D. Spry
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Abstract

Failure analysis of an electric resistance welded carbon steel boiler tube demonstrated that the mechanism of failure was long-term overheat due to heavy internal scaling, followed by short-term overheat due to localized heating during boiler shutdown.

Keywords

boiler tube carbon steel creep overheat 

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© ASM International 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Perdomo
    • 1
  • T. D. Spry
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering ServicesSmurfit-Stone Container Co.Carol Stream

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