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Corrosion is a major factor affecting the selection, efficiency and safety of many processes operating at elevated temperatures. This paper describes the development of laboratory test methodologies which simulate specific elements of corrosion processes occurring under real plant conditions, allowing predictive models for materials' behaviour to be developed. An important aspect of the laboratory studies is that of developing test methodologies that permit close control of experimental parameters and have the capability of being reproduced, not only in the same laboratory but in other laboratories. Fully reproducible test methodologies could eventually be used as standards. If standard test methods for obtaining commercially relevant data can eventually be established, the database for candidate new materials should grow and provide better for future plant design and operating requirements.

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Authors: BAXTER D J, JRC Petten (NL);FORDHAM R J, JRC Petten (NL);NORTON J F, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Workshop on Materials for Gasifiers, Petten (NL), June 14-16, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37698 ORA
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