Modelling for The Carburization of The Alloy - 800 in Liquid Sodium

  • Andrea Saltelli
  • Sergio Casadio


The interstitial carbon transfer is one of the most important phenomena concerning the compatibility of metals and alloys with high temperature liquid sodium. In previous comunications we reported some methods to evaluate the extent of the carburization (or decarburization) expected to occur on austenitic steels exposed in a given sodium environment (1, 2). The calculations were essentially based on the criteria developed by Snyder, Natesan and Kassner (3) for the AISI 304 and 316 steels, but some simplifications and minor modifications were introduced to take into account the empirical model performed by Shrock, Shiels and Bagnall (4, 1) and of the coupling of the interstitial carbon diffusion with the selective leaching of the Cr and Ni substitutional alloying elements acting on the same time at the surface of the materials exposed in the hotter zone of the sodium loops (2).


Carbon Concentration Steam Generator Austenitic Steel Carbide Precipitation Inter Granular Corrosion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Saltelli
    • 1
  • Sergio Casadio
    • 1

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