A stochastic model for prediction of Erosion-oxidation interaction on boiler grade steel Surfaces

Das, Suchandan K and Godiwalla, K M and Hegde, Shubha and Mehrotra, S P and Dey, P K (2006) A stochastic model for prediction of Erosion-oxidation interaction on boiler grade steel Surfaces. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Tribology – 2006, Nov 30-Dec 02, 2006, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.



Fly ash particles entrained in the flue gas from boiler furnaces in coal-fired power stations can cause serious erosive wear on steel surfaces along the flow path. Such erosion can reduce significantly the operational life of the boiler components. A fundamentally-derived mathematical model embodying the mechanisms of erosion involving cutting wear, plastic deformation wear and effect of temperature on erosion behaviour, has been developed to predict erosion rates on the coal fired boiler components such as boiler tubes, economizer and airpreheater assemblies at room and elevated temperature. Various grades of steels, commonly used in the fabrication of boiler components and published data pertaining boiler fly ash has been used for modelling the process. The model incorporates the tensile properties of the target metal surface at room and elevated temperatures, as well as the characteristics of the ash particle dynamics in the form of impingement angle, impingement velocity and composition of the ash particle in terms of the silica content. The mathematical model has been implemented in an userinteractive in-house computer code, (EROSIM–1 ) to predict the erosion rates at room and elevated temperature for various grades of steel normally used in boiler components. The model predictions have been found to be in good agreement with the published data. The model will be calibrated in future with the plant and experimental data generated from a high temperature air-jet erosion testing facility. It is hoped that the calibrated model will be useful to the power plant industry for erosion analysis of boiler components.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL/DOI:http://eprints.nmlindia.org/4283
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mathematical model, erosion rate, boiler components, fly ash impingement, tensile properties, steel grades
Divisions:Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
ID Code:4283
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