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Influence of grain boundary microstructure on the susceptibility of Inconel 600 to intergranular attack and stress corrosion cracking

Payne, Shirley and McIntyre, P. (1988). Influence of grain boundary microstructure on the susceptibility of Inconel 600 to intergranular attack and stress corrosion cracking. Corrosion, 44(5) pp. 314–319.

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Abstract

The influence of grain boundary microstructure on the susceptibility of thermally treated (TT) Inconel Alloy 600 to intergranular attack (IGA) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in 30%NaOH plus 10% Na2SO4 at 350ºC was investigated. Both mill-annealed (MA) and laboratory solution-annealed alloys were aged at 700 C to establish the effect of intitial processing on the response to thermal treatment. Treatments of 1 h or more at 700ºC improved the SCC resistance of solution-annealed material but did not improve the performance of MA material containing a high density of intraganular carbides. The poor behavior after thermal treatment is associated with the formation of small M23C6 carbides growing at a high angle to the boundaries and the development into cellular colonies. This is attributed to the use of a MA temperature that was too low to take into solution sufficient carbon for the development of semicontinuous grain boundary carbides during the subsequent TT process.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Elsevier B. V.
ISSN: 0010-9312
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Keywords: corrosion; stress corrosion cracking; heat treatment; annealing; nickel metallography; grain boundaries; Inconel 600; intergranular attack; precipitation; sodium hydroxide; sodium sulfate; nickel chromium iron alloys
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 24266
Depositing User: Shirley Northover
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 16:14
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 09:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24266
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