Accession Number:

ADA393483

Title:

Corrosion of Type 316 Stainless Steel in NaK Service -- A Literature Survey

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PHILLIPS PETROLEUM CO IDAHO FALLS ID ATOMIC ENERGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A literature survey of work on corrosion of stainless steel, especially Type 316, by NaK and sodium has been made, based on information available through September, l964. In general, the Type 316 and Type 3O4 stainless steels should give good performance with NaK. The mechanisms which can lead to failure are attack by impurities at temperatures under 550 degrees centigrade, and carbide precipitation, sigma formation, and mass transfer at higher temperatures.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE