Creep-resistant steels are widely used in the petroleum, chemical and power generation industries. Creep-resistant steels must be reliable over very long periods of time at high temperatures and in severe environments. Understanding and improving long-term creep strength is essential for safe operation of plant and equipment. This book provides an authoritative summary of key research in this important area.
The first part of the book describes the specifications and manufacture of creep-resistant steels. Part two covers the behaviour of creep-resistant steels and methods for strengthening them. The final group of chapters analyses applications in such areas as turbines and nuclear reactors.
With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Creep-resistant steels is a valuable reference for the power generation, petrochemical and other industries which use high strength steels at elevated temperatures.
- Describes the specifications and manufacture of creep-resistant steels
- Strengthening methods are discussed in detail
- Different applications are analysed including turbines and nuclear reactors
Power generation, petrochemical and other industries which use high strength steels at elevated temperatures
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- 14th March 2008
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…a reference book of particular value to the power generation, petrochemical and other major industries., Metal Bulletin Monthly
Dr Fujio Abe is the Director of the Heat Resistant Design Group in the Steel Research Center at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
T.-U. Kern is a materials expert for Siemens AG, Power Generation Group, Germany, Chairman of the German Creep Council and member of the management board of the European Creep Collaboration Committee (ECCC).
Professor R. (Vis) Viswanathan is Technical Executive for Materials Application at the Electric Power Research Institute, USA.