Creep-resistant steels are widely used in the petroleum, chemical and power generation industries. Creep-resistant steels must be reliable over very long periods of time at high temperatures and in severe environments. Understanding and improving long-term creep strength is essential for safe operation of plant and equipment. This book provides an authoritative summary of key research in this important area. The first part of the book describes the specifications and manufacture of creep-resistant steels. Part two covers the behaviour of creep-resistant steels and methods for strengthening them. The final group of chapters analyses applications in such areas as turbines and nuclear reactors. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Creep-resistant steels is a valuable reference for the power generation, petrochemical and other industries which use high strength steels at elevated temperatures. Describes the specifications and manufacture of creep-resistant steels Strengthening methods are discussed in detail Different applications are analysed including turbines and nuclear reactorsshort- and long-term research priorities for the European pressure equipment industry; ac coordination of cooperative ... means of complying with the a#39;Essential Safety Requirements of the new Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 97/23/EC)a#39;. Another ... and its amendments, guidelines and sometimes conflicting interpretations.
|Author||:||F Abe, T-U Kern, R Viswanathan|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2008-03-14|