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Nitrogen Transfer in Austenitic Sodium Heat Transport Systems

  • Stuart A. Shiels
  • Chris Bagnall

Abstract

Transfer of the interstitial elements, carbon and nitrogen, in high-temperature sodium heat transport systems is a well-recognized phenomenon which has been studied extensively over the years. There are many recorded examples of carbon and nitrogen loss from, and pick-up by stainless steels exposed to high temperature sodium under a variety of conditions. Carbon transfer has, however, received the major share of attention. In-depth studies, sponsored by the Department of Energy at the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division and at the Argonne National Laboratories, have expanded the knowledge of this phenomenon to a stage where predictive equations are now routinely used for the prediction of end-of-life carbon levels in structural components.

Keywords

Austenitic Stainless Steel Nitrogen Loss Nitrogen Activity Initial Nitrogen Nitrogen Diffusion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart A. Shiels
    • 1
  • Chris Bagnall
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse Electric CorporationMadisonUSA

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