Caustic cracking in hot aqueous and superheated steam environments

  title={Caustic cracking in hot aqueous and superheated steam environments},
  author={Maurice Ezra Indig and C. S. Tedman},
Because of the proximity of sodium and water in the LMFBR steam generator, the possibility of caustic cracking exists. A program of caustic cracking of various ferritic and austenitic alloys was initiated in order to help determine the best construction material for the steam generator. The testing environment simulated faulted conditions in the evaporator and the superheated steam sections of the steam generator. Many of the austenitic alloys were found to be susceptible to caustic cracks. At… CONTINUE READING


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