Steam Turbine Corrosion and Deposits -- Problems and Solutions
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This tutorial paper discusses the basics of corrosion, steam and deposit chemistry, and turbine and steam cycle design and operation - as they relate to steam turbine problems and problem solutions. Major steam turbine problems, such as stress corrosion cracking of rotors and discs, corrosion fatigue of blades, pitting, and flow accelerated corrosion are analyzed, and their root causes and solutions discussed. Also covered are: life prediction, inspection, and turbine monitoring. Case histories are described for utility and industrial turbines, with descriptions of root causes and engineering solutions.
Jonas, Otakar; Machemer, Lee (2008). Steam Turbine Corrosion and Deposits -- Problems and Solutions. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from