Metallurgical Failures in Fossil Fired Boilers / Edition 2

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Overview

Due to a dramatic increase in the interest and understanding of boiler-tube failure analysis, this edition has been updated and expanded. New features include material on fluid dynamics, heat transfer and stress calculations; remaining life assessment of boilers being used beyond their original design expectations; mechanical engineering aspects of boiler design; more information on fatigue, creep, thermal stress for carbon as well as stainless steels; suggestions to prevent future failures.

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Second edition of a handbook describing the types of metallurgical failures common to boilers. Using case histories of boiler shutdowns, presents a variety of causes for boiler tube failure, including corrosion, oxidation, and exfoliation, and discusses these problems in the context of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and stress calculations. Also reviews the fundamentals of metallurgy, and includes an end-of-life assessment protocol for plant equipment used beyond original design specifications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471558392
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/29/1993
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
1 Introduction 1
2 Design Considerations 21
3 Metallurgical Principles: Ferritic Steels 75
4 Stainless Steels 242
5 Failures Caused by Gas-Metal Reactions 277
6 Corrosion-Caused Failures 324
7 Weld Failures 422
8 Failure Prevention 462
Appendix 491
Index 506
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