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Title: Steam turbine rotor life assessment. Final report

Abstract

For a high temperature rotor, the time when a crack first occurs is important for its life assessment, because it is closely connected with the time when counter measures necessary for the extension of life must be carried out. In addition, it is possible that the material in an early rotor is of low ductility and subject to embrittlement. For such rotors, it may be necessary to make the occurrence of cracks the limit of the rotor`s life, since such rotors may have a short life of crack propagation. Therefore, project RP2481-8 has been conducted aiming at the development of nondestructive methods for the assessment of the life of a rotor and its crack initiation. The methods which use the, replication initiation caused by creep and/or fatigue. The methods which use the replication technique, hardness measurement and X-ray diffraction have already been materialized by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. into the inspection apparatus named MACH for service rotors. Therefore, as Task 2 of this project, further development has been conducted based on the MACH apparatus, and, as the first step, its demonstration was carried out using rotors that were old and retired after long-term service. From the results obtained it wasmore » verified that the inspection apparatus enables access to the critical locations of high temperature rotor and that the inspection methods are applicable to its life assessment.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)
Sponsoring Org.:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10160482
Report Number(s):
EPRI-TR-103619-V2
ON: UN94013845
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; STEAM TURBINES; ROTORS; SERVICE LIFE; FORECASTING; CRACK PROPAGATION; INSPECTION; CRACKS; EMBRITTLEMENT; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; CREEP; FATIGUE; 200104; 360103; 420500; COMPONENTS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MATERIALS TESTING

Citation Formats

Goto, T., Konishi, T., and Kimura, J. Steam turbine rotor life assessment. Final report. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Goto, T., Konishi, T., & Kimura, J. Steam turbine rotor life assessment. Final report. United States.
Goto, T., Konishi, T., and Kimura, J. Tue . "Steam turbine rotor life assessment. Final report". United States.
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abstractNote = {For a high temperature rotor, the time when a crack first occurs is important for its life assessment, because it is closely connected with the time when counter measures necessary for the extension of life must be carried out. In addition, it is possible that the material in an early rotor is of low ductility and subject to embrittlement. For such rotors, it may be necessary to make the occurrence of cracks the limit of the rotor`s life, since such rotors may have a short life of crack propagation. Therefore, project RP2481-8 has been conducted aiming at the development of nondestructive methods for the assessment of the life of a rotor and its crack initiation. The methods which use the, replication initiation caused by creep and/or fatigue. The methods which use the replication technique, hardness measurement and X-ray diffraction have already been materialized by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. into the inspection apparatus named MACH for service rotors. Therefore, as Task 2 of this project, further development has been conducted based on the MACH apparatus, and, as the first step, its demonstration was carried out using rotors that were old and retired after long-term service. From the results obtained it was verified that the inspection apparatus enables access to the critical locations of high temperature rotor and that the inspection methods are applicable to its life assessment.},
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