On the Estimation of Oxide Scale Growth in T22 Superheater and Reheater Tubes


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In this paper, an iterative procedure was performed for the prediction of scale growth in T22 superheater and reheater tubes, which utilized empirical formulae for oxide-growth kinetics in steam and heat transfer analysis. Several expressions for oxide-growth kinetics and different thermal conductivities of scale were considered in calculations. The results indicate that the expression for oxide-growth kinetics can affect the estimated results significantly, and the thermal conductivity of scale has relatively small influence on the prediction of scale growth, but the influence degree increases with time.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 516-517)

Edited by:

Jinyue Yan, Charles C. Zhou, Rutang Liao and Jianwen Wang




C. X. Bian et al., "On the Estimation of Oxide Scale Growth in T22 Superheater and Reheater Tubes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 516-517, pp. 364-369, 2012

Online since:

May 2012




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