Chemical and Materials Engineering Vol. 4(4), pp. 57 - 64
DOI: 10.13189/cme.2016.040401
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Performance of Cr3C2-25(Ni-20Cr) and Ni-20Cr Coatings on T91 Boiler Tube Steel in Simulated Boiler Environment at 900℃


SukhjinderSingh 1, Khushdeep Goyal 1,*, Rakesh Goyal 2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, India
2 Chitkara School of Mechanical Engineering, Chitkara University, India

ABSTRACT

The dangerous process in boiler steel tube is corrosion due to loss of metal by the attack of corrosive agents. In order to prevent this corrosion Cr3C2–25 (Ni–20Cr) and Ni-20Cr coatings were deposited on T91 boiler tube steel by high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) process. Hot corrosion studies were conducted on uncoated and HVOF-coated T-91 steel specimens after exposure to a molten salt (Na2SO4–60%V2O5) environment at 900℃ under cyclic conditions. Each cycle consisted 1 h of heating in tube furnace followed by 20 min of cooling in air. The weight change measurements were performed after each cycle in order to establish the kinetics of corrosion using thermogravimetric technique. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM/EDS) were used to analyze the corrosion products. The bare steel experienced higher weight gain due to the formation of unprotective Fe2O3 dominated oxide scales. The Cr3C2–25(Ni–20Cr) coating was found to be more protective than the Ni-20Cr coating.

KEYWORDS
Corrosion, Boiler Steel, Degradation, SEM/EDS, XRD Technique

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SukhjinderSingh , Khushdeep Goyal , Rakesh Goyal (2016). Performance of Cr3C2-25(Ni-20Cr) and Ni-20Cr Coatings on T91 Boiler Tube Steel in Simulated Boiler Environment at 900℃. Chemical and Materials Engineering, 4 , 57 - 64. doi: 10.13189/cme.2016.040401.