The effect of pretreatment on the corrosion resistance of superheater materials

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Juho Lehmusto, Patrik Yrjas, Mikko Hupa
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Solid State Phenomena
Journal acronym: Sol. St. Phen.
Volume number: 227
Start page: 309
End page: 312
eISSN: 1662-9787


In order to improve the power production efficiency of biomass-fired boilers, power plants must be operated at higher steam temperatures than nowadays. One of the main factors hindering the rise of the steam temperatures is the corrosive nature of the flue gases and fly ash towards the superheaters. In this study, the high-temperature corrosion resistance of three commercial superheater steels exposed to potassium chloride was compared. The focus was on the effect of pre-oxidation on the protective properties of different steels, whereupon various variables were used during the pre-oxidation.


High temperature corrosion, Potassium chloride, Protective oxide layers, Superheater materials

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