Feed Water Chemistry-Related Corrosion Failures in Subcritical 250 MW Coal-Fired Boiler

Kumari, Amrita and Das, Suchandan K and Srivastava, P K (2016) Feed Water Chemistry-Related Corrosion Failures in Subcritical 250 MW Coal-Fired Boiler. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention , 16(4) (IF- 0.469). pp. 703-711.

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This paper emphasis on the study of typical premature failure of water wall tubes of two thermal power plant boiler of same capacity (250 MW) and same operational parameter but with different boiler water chemistry. The investigation concludes on the water-side corrosion in both of the cases. One boiler is running with coordinated phosphate treatment (CPT) and another with all volatile treatment (AVT). The causes of corrosion were discovered and proposed measures for their elimination were given. Visual examination, chemical analysis of deposits, oxide scale thickness measurement, and microstructural examination were carried to ascertain the probable cause/causes of failure. From the investigation, it was finally concluded that the combination of localized high tube metal temperature and wall thinning due to under deposit corrosion led to the premature tube failure in boiler running with CPT and localized pitting corrosion in boiler running with AVT. Based on the results and discussions, a possible way to combat the corrosion was proposed.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:https://www.infona.pl/resource/bwmeta1.element.spr...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Boiler tube failure All volatile treatment Caustic gouging Oxygen corrosion Scale deposition
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7646
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:12 Sep 2017 17:22
Last Modified:15 Nov 2017 15:43
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