Compatibility Studies on Stainless Steel Type 347 in Liquid Sodium Using A Thermal Convection Loop
Thermal convection loops which are relatively inexpensive and easy to fabricate have been found to be useful for screening alloys prior to their full-fledged tests for compatibility studies in liquid sodium using forced circulation loops. Type 347 stainless steel was selected for studies in a thermal convection loop in view of the possibility of improving its high temperature mechanical properties by thermo-mechanical treatments (1). This paper describes the construction and operation of a thermal convection loop made out of type 347 SS and presents the results obtained after operating the loop for 8061 h.
KeywordsAustenitic Stainless Steel Thermomechanical Treatment Intergranular Attack Liquid Sodium Pipe Surface
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