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Materials in use today face not only longer service expectancy but also increasingly aggressive environments. It is therefore important to understand the behaviour of these critical metals, alloys, ceramics and coatings and also that of new materials prior to their extensive and expensive introduction into industrial plant. Performance testing of high temperature materials exposed to complex environments requires accurate simulation of in-plant conditions. Options for achieving this include suitable pressure vessels for dynamic exposures, but more recently high temperature burner rigs have proved of value. This paper considers the high temperature corrosion problems which New Zealand industry faces and how these problems might be addressed within New Zealand and international corrosion testing laboratories.

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Authors: LEVI T P, Industrial Research Limited, Materials Performance Technologies, Lower Hutt (NZ);LICHTI K A, Industrial Research Limited, Materials Performance Technologies, Lower Hutt (NZ);NORTON J F, JRC Petten (NL);BAXTER D J, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: The Sustainable City, Aukland (NZ); February 12-15, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41760 ORA
Record Number: 199811379 / Last updated on: 1998-11-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en