Manufacture and Performance of Welds in Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic Steels
AbstractWelding is a vital process required in the fabrication of ‘fracture critical’ components which operate under creep conditions. However, often the procedures used are based on ‘least initial cost’. Thus, it is not surprising that in many high energy applications, welds are the weakest link, i.e., damage is first found at welds. In the worst case, weld cracks reported have had catastrophic consequences. Comprehensive Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research has identified and quantified the factors affecting the high temperature performance of advanced steels working under creep conditions. This knowledge has then been used to underpin recommendations for improved fabrication and control of creep strength enhanced ferritic steel components. This review paper reports background from this work. The main body of the review summarizes the evidence used to establish a ‘well engineered’ practice for the manufacture of welds in tempered martensitic steels. Many of these alternative methods can be applied in repair applications without the need for post-weld heat treatment. This seminal work thus offers major benefits to all stakeholders in the global energy sector. View Full-Text
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Parker, J.; Siefert, J. Manufacture and Performance of Welds in Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic Steels. Materials 2019, 12, 2257.
Parker J, Siefert J. Manufacture and Performance of Welds in Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic Steels. Materials. 2019; 12(14):2257.Chicago/Turabian Style
Parker, Jonathan; Siefert, John. 2019. "Manufacture and Performance of Welds in Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic Steels." Materials 12, no. 14: 2257.
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