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Corrosion-erosion test of SS316 in flowing Pb-Bi

Kikuchi, Kenji; Kurata, Yuji; Saito, Shigeru  ; Futakawa, Masatoshi ; Sasa, Toshinobu  ; Oigawa, Hiroyuki ; Wakai, Eiichi ; Miura, Kuniaki*

Corrosion test of austenitic stainless tube was done under the flowing Pb-Bi condition during 3000 hrs at 450$$^{circ}$$C. Specimen is 316SS produced as a tubing form with 13.8 mm outer diameter, 2 mm thickness and 40 cm length. During the operation, maximum temperature, temperature difference and flow velocity of Pb-Bi at the specimen were kept at 450$$^{circ}$$C, 50$$^{circ}$$C, and 1m/s, respectively. After the test, specimen and components of the loop were cut and examined by optical microscope, SEM, EDX, WDX and X-ray diffraction. Pb-Bi adhered on the surface of the specimen even after Pb-Bi was drained out to the storage tank from the circulating loop. Different results from a stagnant corrosion test were that the specimen surface became rough and the corrosion rate was maximally 0.1mm/3000hrs. And mass transfer from the high temperature to the lower temperature area was observed: crystals of Fe-Cr were found on the tube surface in low-temperature part. The size of crystal was 0.1 $$sim$$ 0.2 mm. The depositing crystal was ferrite grain and the chemical composition ratio (mass%) of Fe to Cr was 9:1.



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