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Title: Resistance upset welding for vessel fabrication

Abstract

Solid-state resistance upset welding has been successfully applied to fabrication of small vessels. The process has advantages compared with the fusion welding processes currently used to join the two halves of such vessels. These advantages result from the improved metallurgical properties of the weld zone and the simplicity of the welding process. Spherical and cylindrical shapes have been fabricated using the upset welding process. Nondestructive and destructive tests have shown excellent weld strength. Storage tests have demonstrated long term compatibility of the welds for cylindrical parts made from 304L stainless steel that have been in storage for eight years. Spherical vessels and reinforced desip vessels made from forged 21-6-9 stainless steel have been prepared for storage.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6965621
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-92-293; CONF-9209237-1
ON: DE93000389
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: JOWOG 22D meeting, Aldermaston (United Kingdom), 29 Sep - 2 Oct 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; REACTOR VESSELS; FABRICATION; STAINLESS STEEL-21-6-9; RESISTANCE WELDING; STAINLESS STEEL-304L; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; ALLOYS; AUSTENITIC STEELS; CHROMIUM ALLOYS; CHROMIUM-NICKEL STEELS; CONFIGURATION; CONTAINERS; CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS; HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS; HEAT RESISTING ALLOYS; HIGH ALLOY STEELS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; JOINING; LOW CA; MANGANESE ALLOYS; MATERIALS; MATERIALS TESTING; NICKEL ALLOYS; STAINLESS STEELS; STEEL-CR19NI10-L; STEEL-CR21MN9NI6; STEELS; TESTING; WELDING; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories; 360101 - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication; 420500 - Engineering- Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Kanne, W.R. Jr.. Resistance upset welding for vessel fabrication. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Kanne, W.R. Jr.. Resistance upset welding for vessel fabrication. United States.
Kanne, W.R. Jr.. Wed . "Resistance upset welding for vessel fabrication". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6965621.
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abstractNote = {Solid-state resistance upset welding has been successfully applied to fabrication of small vessels. The process has advantages compared with the fusion welding processes currently used to join the two halves of such vessels. These advantages result from the improved metallurgical properties of the weld zone and the simplicity of the welding process. Spherical and cylindrical shapes have been fabricated using the upset welding process. Nondestructive and destructive tests have shown excellent weld strength. Storage tests have demonstrated long term compatibility of the welds for cylindrical parts made from 304L stainless steel that have been in storage for eight years. Spherical vessels and reinforced desip vessels made from forged 21-6-9 stainless steel have been prepared for storage.},
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year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
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