STP518: Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of Nickel and Nickel Alloys

    Boyd, WK
    Chief and associate chief, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio

    Berry, WE
    Chief and associate chief, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio

    Pages: 21    Published: Jan 1972


    Abstract

    This paper presents a discussion of the susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking of nickel and alloys containing substantial additions of nickel. The occurrence of cracking in various environments such as chloride solutions and salt environments, hydrofluoric and hydrofluorosilicic acid, high temperature water and steam, caustic solution, mercury, mercuric salts and liquid metal embrittlement are discussed. Also discussed are the mechanism of stress corrosion cracking and the prevention of stress corrosion cracking in nickel alloys.

    Keywords:

    stress corrosion cracking, nickel, nickel alloys, failure, hydrofluoric acid, transgranular corrosion, intergranular corrosion, boilers, sea water, chemical cleaning, steam, alkalies


    Paper ID: STP34695S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34695S


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