An Investigation on the Causes of Failure in A210 Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes in an Oil Refinery

An Investigation on the Causes of Failure in A210 Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes in an Oil Refinery J Fail. Anal. and Preven. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-018-0486-5 CASE HIST ORY—PEER-REVIEWED An Investigation on the Causes of Failure in A210 Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes in an Oil Refinery Hamed Hoseiny Mohammad Shayegani Akmal Submitted: 16 January 2018 / in revised form: 17 April 2018 ASM International 2018 Abstract As boilers are subjected to corrosive streams due to corrosion in steam generation equipment is a major and harsh operating conditions, their tubes are susceptible threat to the integrity of pressurized equipment, particu- to corrosion and failure by different damage mechanisms. larly in the oil and gas industries [1, 2]. The chemistry of In the current study, the causes of cracking and failure of the water, alloy composition and operational conditions connection tubes of a boiler header are studied. These tubes have a significant influence on the rate and mechanism of were connected between the primary and secondary head- corrosion of alloys used in construction of steam genera- ers of the boiler and according to the design information tors. The corrosion morphology can also vary from general were constructed of ASTM A210-A1 carbon steel. There to localized corrosion, i.e. pitting or cracking, depending were two cracked tubes wherein one of them had a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention Springer Journals

An Investigation on the Causes of Failure in A210 Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes in an Oil Refinery

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Copyright © 2018 by ASM International
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Materials Science; Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Classical Mechanics; Structural Mechanics; Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
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1547-7029
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1864-1245
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10.1007/s11668-018-0486-5
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J Fail. Anal. and Preven. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-018-0486-5 CASE HIST ORY—PEER-REVIEWED An Investigation on the Causes of Failure in A210 Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes in an Oil Refinery Hamed Hoseiny Mohammad Shayegani Akmal Submitted: 16 January 2018 / in revised form: 17 April 2018 ASM International 2018 Abstract As boilers are subjected to corrosive streams due to corrosion in steam generation equipment is a major and harsh operating conditions, their tubes are susceptible threat to the integrity of pressurized equipment, particu- to corrosion and failure by different damage mechanisms. larly in the oil and gas industries [1, 2]. The chemistry of In the current study, the causes of cracking and failure of the water, alloy composition and operational conditions connection tubes of a boiler header are studied. These tubes have a significant influence on the rate and mechanism of were connected between the primary and secondary head- corrosion of alloys used in construction of steam genera- ers of the boiler and according to the design information tors. The corrosion morphology can also vary from general were constructed of ASTM A210-A1 carbon steel. There to localized corrosion, i.e. pitting or cracking, depending were two cracked tubes wherein one of them had a

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Journal of Failure Analysis and PreventionSpringer Journals

Published: May 31, 2018

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