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Chemicals Industries Division of HSE is aware of three relatively recent failures associated with water tube boilers. Each of these appears to have been caused by corrosion fatigue of the outer water wall tubes. This alert, which is targeted in particular at the chemical industries sector, describes the incidents and outlines the action that should be taken by duty holders.
Fatigue accounts for 80% of the failures investigated in fire tube boilers and 28% in water tube boilers. Significantly in the non-sugar, watertube section this rises to 36% but drops to 17% for sugar boilers. However despite its low incidence in the sugar industry, it is worth a close look at the
Tube failures form a major portion of the forced outages of boilers. A good percentage of these failures are due to long term overheating. These failures can be avoided when we understand the reason and operate the boiler accordingly. Long term overheating failures are due to the fact that the operating metal temperature of the boiler tubes going above the allowable limit.
Author: Ahmed Teamah The values are listed in ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, “Section I, Power Boilers.” Designing to, or below, these maximum values is required by law in most states and Canadian provinces. Operating at the corresponding design conditions will prevent almost all failures of this type.
Power boilers take the chemical energy stored in fuel, convert it to heat energy in the combustion process, and transfer that heat energy to water to produce steam. A water tube boiler. The "O" type has two vertically aligned drums, and the tubes extend from both sides of the drums forming the "O" shape.
There are twenty-two primary reasons for tube failures in a boiler, which can be classified under six major groups. They can be analyzed and corrective and preventive action can taken. Good operating and maintenance practice reduces tube failures. Tube failures during the initial operation period, the normal operation period, and after ten to fifteen years operation show different trends.
As any thermal power plant is an extremely important generator of electrical energy, many case studies pertaining to the failures in boilers due to corrosion phenomena were reported earlier [2
Failure mechanisms are not always clearly identified, then boiler tube failure analysis and testing may be needed. Metallurgical Testing hasyears of experience with boiler tube failures including economiser tube failures, overheated steam drums and water drums (mud drums) as well as boiler headers, superheater tubes and economizer tubes.
Failures result when the tube metal temperature is extremely elevated from a lack of cooling steam or water flow. A typical example is when superheater tubes have not cleared of condensation during boiler start-up, obstructing steam flow. Tube metal temperatures reach combustion gas temperatures of 1600F (870C) or greater which lead to tube
thick-edge failures in the water-cooled surfaces should be regarded with alarm as it may be a small man- ifestation of serious internal (I.D.) corrosion of the water wall and potential for further failures and unscheduled outages. Hydrogen damage reflects a serious …