Use of Stainless Steel in Feedwater Heating

Discussion of Stainless Steels for Suface Condensers and Feedwater Heater Tubing (9030)

Describes the reasons behind the rapid growth of stainless steels for condenser and feedwater tubing. Discusses the environments involved -- steam-side conditions, water-side conditions, and cooling water types -- and how they influence materials choices. Provides data on physical and mechanical properties of the most frequently used stainless steel types, and frequently encountered corrosion modes are described.

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