These environmental conditions include high Mechanical (M) Thermal (T) and Chemical (C) loads leading to a variety of failure modes of turbine components such as thermo-mechanical low cycle fatigue, fretting fatigue, ultra-high-cycle fatigue, creep, stress-corrosion cracking
and hot corrosion.
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The results of the researches [10, 11] showed that relatively small changes in the tensile stress and concentration of the corrosive component lead to a significant change in the time of stress-corrosion cracking
of the heat exchanging pipes of steam generators of NPP with VVER, which explains the possibility of cracking of individual heat exchanging pipes and the normal operation of other heat exchanging pipes in one steam generator at the same time.
Corrosion of ENIG proceeded by stress-corrosion cracking
of the nickel phosphorous plating, which was followed by pitting/crevice corrosion of the underlying copper pad in the vicinity of compromised NiP regions.
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With nickel content below 1 per cent and Brinell hardness less than 200, this welding wire meets the requirements for applications where resistance to stress-corrosion cracking
-36 Material selection for controlling stress-corrosion cracking
In recent years, many nuclear power plant operators in Japan, the U.S., and some European countries have begun to replace steam generators, reactor vessel heads, pressurizers, and other related components to reduce the risks associated with stress-corrosion cracking
(SCC) of aging materials, and thereby enhance plant reliability and operational life.