سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۷
محل انتشار: بیست و سومین کنفرانس بین المللی برق
تعداد صفحات: ۹
Khalil Ranjbar – Materials Department, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, 61355 Iran
Reza Jadian – Chemistry Division, Ramin Power Plant, Ahvaz, Iran
Fatemeh Khabazipour – Office of Research and Standards, Khozestan Regional Power Organization, Ahvaz, Iran.
:An investigation was made on the failure of atubular heat exchanger made up of copperbased alloys in a steam power plant situated in Ahvaz city. Tubes were made initially fromyellow brass, and there after replaced by Cu- Ni alloys. The hot steam was entered through the top vapor opening and surrounded the outside of the copper based tubes. The heat transfer was taken place by heating the water inside the tubes, and thereby condensed the steam inside the steel shell. The cooling water was circulating water taken from cooling tower of the plant. The causes of failure were investigated performing various tests such as chemical analysis, optical microscopy and SEM examination. Study revealed that tube material selection is not proper, suffering from extensive dealloying and impingement attack.