This presentation summarizes the development and expansion of a comprehensive information system for corrosion of metals and alloys in high temperature gases. New insights in analysis of thermochemical data for the Fe-Ni-Cr-Co-C-O-S-N system are being compiled. Corrosion mechanisms emphasized are oxidation, sulfidation, sulfidation/oxidation, and carburization.
Many alloys exposed in high-temperature process equipment corrode by sulfidation corrosion in the presence of H2-H2S gases. This paper discusses the latest results of an extensive testing program for a diverse group of about 15 commercial alloys exposed to temperatures of 300 - 900°C with exposure times up to 6,000 hours.