Microstructural degradation in boiler steels: materials developments, properties and assessment

J. Dobrzaimageski, A. Hernas and G. Moskal,     Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy, Poland; Silesian University of Technology, Poland


This chapter presents a brief description of types, properties and application of ferritic–bainitic (pearlitic), martensitic and austenitic steels designed for use in pressure elements of power boilers. It also describes assessment methodologies for material condition and residual life determination of the elements operated under creep conditions, as well as microstructural degradation processes and properties ...

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