Hot Corrosion Studies of GTA Welded Monel 400 Exposed to Thin Film of Molten Na2so4 - 60% V2O5 at 600°C


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In this research work, an attempt has been made to investigate the gas tungsten arc welded Monel 400 plates using ENiCu-7 for its mechanical and corrosion properties. Microstructure examination reveals the coarse grain formation of Ni-Cu phase in the heat affected zone (HAZ) and well defined dendrites are observed in the weld region. Tensile tests showed that fracture occurred at the weld interface and the ultimate tensile strength of the Monel weldment is found to be 515 MPa. Furthermore hot corrosion studies were performed on the different zones (Weld, HAZ and Base metal) of Monel 400 exposed to the thin film of molten salt environment of Na2SO4 - 60% V2O5 at 600°C. It was found that corrosion was extremely severe on the fusion zone after exposed to 50 cycles. The corrosion products were characterized using the combined techniques of optical microscopy, XRD, SEM/EDX analysis



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D. Rajan Babu




P. K. Mishra et al., "Hot Corrosion Studies of GTA Welded Monel 400 Exposed to Thin Film of Molten Na2so4 - 60% V2O5 at 600°C", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 584, pp. 126-130, 2012

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October 2012




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