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Title: INHIBITION OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF CARBON STEEL STORAGE TANKS AT HANFORD

Abstract

The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of A537 tank steel was investigated in a series of environments designed to simulate the chemistry of legacy nuclear weapons production waste. Tests consisted of both slow strain rate tests using tensile specimens and constant load tests using compact tension specimens. Based on the tests conducted, nitrite was found to be a strong SCC inhibitor. Based on the test performed and the tank waste chemistry changes that are predicted to occur over time, the risk for SCC appears to be decreasing since the concentration of nitrate will decrease and nitrite will increase.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
899766
Report Number(s):
CH2M-32542-FP Rev 0
TRN: US200708%%522
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC27-99RL14047
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CORROSION ENGINEERS (NACE) 2007 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 03/11/2007 THRU 03/15/2007 NASHVILLE TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CARBON STEELS; CHEMISTRY; CORROSION; ENGINEERS; NITRATES; NITRITES; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; PRODUCTION; STEELS; STORAGE; STRAIN RATE; STRESS CORROSION; TANKS; WASTES

Citation Formats

BOOMER, K.D. INHIBITION OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF CARBON STEEL STORAGE TANKS AT HANFORD. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
BOOMER, K.D. INHIBITION OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF CARBON STEEL STORAGE TANKS AT HANFORD. United States.
BOOMER, K.D. Wed . "INHIBITION OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF CARBON STEEL STORAGE TANKS AT HANFORD". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/899766.
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title = {INHIBITION OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF CARBON STEEL STORAGE TANKS AT HANFORD},
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abstractNote = {The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of A537 tank steel was investigated in a series of environments designed to simulate the chemistry of legacy nuclear weapons production waste. Tests consisted of both slow strain rate tests using tensile specimens and constant load tests using compact tension specimens. Based on the tests conducted, nitrite was found to be a strong SCC inhibitor. Based on the test performed and the tank waste chemistry changes that are predicted to occur over time, the risk for SCC appears to be decreasing since the concentration of nitrate will decrease and nitrite will increase.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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