Nickel-Base Alloys in the Power Industry (10012)
By J. Brown and B . Montford, presented at symposium, the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM) and NiDI, Toronto, Aug 17-20, 1986; reprinted from CIM Proceedings, Nickel Metallurgy, Series No. 25-7/6/1/3, Vol. 1, (2), 1986. Nickel-base alloys are used extensively in the power industry-in heat exchanger tubing in nuclear plants for heat rejection from moderator and reactor systems, and the production of steam. Failures are described and comparisons of the behaviour of different alloy types are given. Two research programs are also outlined.