Failure analysis methodology is applied to the principal mechanisms by which boiler tubes fail during service. sThe failure analysis procedure, or methodology for evaluation, is provided in a step by step approach. Among the case histories discussed are: fatigue, erosion, short-term overheating, and hydrogen damage.
In the past the detrimental effects of pure erosion CO2 corrosion (sweet corrosion) and chloride corrosion and the combined effects of erosion-corrosion. This study introduces a new test facility and testing procedure that allows all three components to be measured simultaneously using a variety of testing techniques.