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In Great Britain, as elsewhere, it is widely recognized that the increasingly high steam pressure employed in power plant installations has given rise to a large number of problems which depend for their solution on a complete knowledge of the properties of materials at high temperatures. In addition to power plant work, there are a large number of processes, used in the chemical industry, in which the required reactions take place under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, and in the interests of both safety and economy continuous research is being vigorously carried out in order to determine correct methods of design and the most suitable materials of construction. “Creep” tests on a large number of alloys are in progress both at the National Physical Laboratory and in the laboratories of individual firms of the steel trade, the chemical industry and the manufacturers of power plant installations, but unfortunately much of the data obtained has not yet been published and is not available for inclusion in this paper.
Bailey, R. W.
Research Engineer, Metropolitan-Vickers, Ltd., Manchester,
Dickenson, J. H. S.
Metallurgist-in-Chief, English Steel Corporation, Ltd., Sheffield,
Inglis, N. P.
Chief Metallurgist, Synthetic Ammonia and Nitrates, Ltd., Stockton-on-Tees,
Pearson, J. L.
Deputy Manager of Research, Synthetic Ammonia and Nitrates, Ltd., Stockton-on-Tees,