STP1367: Development of a High-Temperature-Steam Fretting Wear Test Apparatus

    Blinn, MP
    Senior engineer, Materials Characterization Laboratory, Scotia,

    Lipkin, JM
    Material scientist, General Electric Power Systems, Schenectady,

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 2000


    Modern power generation technology requires the development and use of advanced materials to withstand aggressive environments. Candidate materials must be durable and provide resistance to fretting wear damage; this includes both coatings and the base materials used in the machinery. A prototypical, multi-specimen test apparatus was developed for use in this fretting wear test (FWT) program. The FWT apparatus was designed to generate and contain steam at temperatures up to 595 °C (1100 °F). Contact stresses over 3.45 MPa (500 psi), displacements of 0.1 mm (4 mil), and a frequency of 160 Hz are possible using this test machine.


    fretting wear, wear testing, high temperature, steam, power generation

    Paper ID: STP14747S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14747S

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