STP756

    Electroslag Casting of Stainless Steel Valve Bodies

    Published: Jan 1982


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    Abstract

    The electroslag casting (ESC) process has been widely used in the Soviet Union for the production of stainless steel components. In this work we present the results of an examination of the ESC process for the production of stainless steel valve bodies. The 300-kg valve castings were made at the University of British Columbia and tested by nondestructive and destructive methods. We conclude that although this technique offers distinct quality and production advantages, there may be difficulties in reconciling the method with present code qualification requirements.

    Keywords:

    stainless steel, electroslag, casting, valve body


    Author Information:

    Mitchell, A
    Professor of metallurgical engineering, research engineer, and graduate student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

    Sidla, G
    Professor of metallurgical engineering, research engineer, and graduate student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

    Gupta, D
    Professor of metallurgical engineering, research engineer, and graduate student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.


    Paper ID: STP28436S

    Committee/Subcommittee: A01.18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28436S


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