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Author Sarkar, B. ♦ Shukla, S. K. ♦ Mukhopadhyay, S.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences
Subject Keyword austenitic stainless steel ♦ batch annealing ♦ inner cover ♦ sensitization ♦ Materials Science ♦ Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings ♦ Characterization and Evaluation of Materials ♦ Mechanics ♦ Structural Mechanics ♦ Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
Abstract A detailed metallurgical investigation was undertaken to ascertain the cause of the premature cracking of inner covers used in the batch annealing furnaces of Bokaro Steel Plant of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). It was found that the cracking was a result of the profuse precipitation of chromium carbide. Precipitation of chromium carbide sensitizes the steel to corrosion attack because of denudation of chromium from the matrix. Use of a properly stabilized austenitic stainless steel was recommended for prolonged life of the inner covers.
ISSN 15477029
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 18641245
Journal Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 3
Page Count 4
Starting Page 29
Ending Page 32

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