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Design Of A High Temperature Erosion Apparatus For Testing Of Boiler Tubes

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Title Design Of A High Temperature Erosion Apparatus For Testing Of Boiler Tubes
Creator Ergun, Huseyin
Subject TN Metallurgy 600-799
Boiler tubes, Erosion, Economizer, Thermal power plant
Description In this thesis an apparatus is designed which enables the testing of thermal power plant boiler tubes against erosion. The apparatus makes use of a tube sample directly cut from the boiler tubes and simulates conditions similar to those prevailing in boilers in lignite fired power plants. The apparatus is composed of three components
a furnace for heating the sample, a loading system which allows application of tensile stresses while allowing the rotation of the sample, and a particle blower that delivers abrasive particles to the surface of the sample. The abrasive material used in the test is mixture of oxides, 90% of which is Al2O3 and the average particle size is approximately 300 µ
m. The unit as designed would allow testing of boiler tubes up to a temperature of 650 C, and particle velocity of up to 50 m/s. The apparatus as tested at room temperatures for four identical samples have yielded very similar erosion values based on measurement of weight loss. At elevated temperature, erosion could be measured by a thickness loss since the oxidation that occurs complicates the erosion measurement. Two economizer material
P235GH and 16Mo3 were tested at 500oC with particle velocity of 10 m/s. The testing has shown that 16Mo3 has better performance than P235GH, the erosion rate differing by 20 percent.
Publisher METU
Contributor Ozturk, Tayfur
Date 2010-10-01
Type M.S. Thesis
Format text/pdf
Language Eng
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