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  1. Evidence for characteristic vascular patterns in solid tumours: quantitative studies using corrosion casts

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    Konerding, M. A.; Malkusch, W.; Klapthor, B.; Ackern, C.; Fait, E.; Hill, S. A.; Parkins, C.; Chaplin, D. J.; Presta, M.; Denekamp, J.

    1999-01-01

    The vascular architecture of four different tumour cell lines (CaX, CaNT, SaS, HEC-1B) transplanted subcutaneously in mice was examined by means of microvascular corrosion casting in order to determine whether there is a characteristic vascular pattern for different tumour types and whether it differs significantly from two normal tissues, muscle and gut. Three-dimensional reconstructed scanning electron microscope images were used for quantitative measurements. Vessel diameters, intervessel ...

  2. Vascular corrosion casting: analyzing wall shear stress in the portal vein and vascular abnormalities in portal hypertensive and cirrhotic rodents.

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    Van Steenkiste, Christophe; Trachet, Bram; Casteleyn, Christophe; van Loo, Denis; Van Hoorebeke, Luc; Segers, Patrick; Geerts, Anja; Van Vlierberghe, Hans; Colle, Isabelle

    2010-11-01

    Vascular corrosion casting is an established method of anatomical preparation that has recently been revived and has proven to be an excellent tool for detailed three-dimensional (3D) morphological examination of normal and pathological microcirculation. In addition, the geometry provided by vascular casts can be further used to calculate wall shear stress (WSS) in a vascular bed using computational techniques. In the first part of this study, the microvascular morphological changes associated with portal hypertension (PHT) and cirrhosis in vascular casts are described. The second part of this study consists of a quantitative analysis of the WSS in the portal vein in casts of different animal models of PHT and cirrhosis using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Microvascular changes in the splanchnic, hepatic and pulmonary territory of portal hypertensive and cirrhotic mice are described in detail with stereomicroscopic examination and scanning electron microscopy. To our knowledge, our results are the first to report the vascular changes in the common bile duct ligation cirrhotic model. Calculating WSS using CFD methods is a feasible technique in PHT and cirrhosis, enabling the differentiation between different animal models. First, a dimensional analysis was performed, followed by a CFD calculation describing the spatial and temporal WSS distributions in the portal vein. WSS was significantly different between sham/cirrhotic/pure PHT animals with the highest values in the latter. Up till now, no techniques have been developed to quantify WSS in the portal vein in laboratory animals. This study showed for the first time that vascular casting has an important role not only in the morphological evaluation of animal models of PHT and cirrhosis, but also in defining the biological response of the portal vein wall to hemodynamic changes. CFD in 3D geometries can be used to describe the spatial and temporal variations in WSS in the portal vein and to better understand the forces affecting mechanotransduction in the endothelium. PMID:20714322

  3. The vascular system of human fetal long bones: a scanning electron microscope study of corrosion casts.

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    Skawina, A.; Litwin, J. A.; Gorczyca, J.; Miodon?ski, A. J.

    1994-01-01

    The vascular system of the femur and humerus was investigated in 17-24 wk human fetuses by scanning electron microscopy of corrosion casts. The number of nutrient foramina present in both bones ranged from 1 to 3 and the number of nutrient vessels associated with individual foramina also varied. The medullary arteries supplied both the bone cortex and marrow. There was no arterial supply to the shaft cortex from the periosteal side, where only capillaries were found to enter the bone. The met...

  4. From vascular corrosion cast to electrical analog model for the study of human liver hemodynamics and perfusion.

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    Debbaut, Charlotte; Monbaliu, Diethard; Casteleyn, Christophe; Cornillie, Pieter; Van Loo, Denis; Masschaele, Bert; Pirenne, Jacques; Simoens, Paul; Van Hoorebeke, Luc; Segers, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    Hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) is experiencing a revival in organ preservation due to the limitations of static cold storage and the need for better preservation of expanded criteria donor organs. For livers, perfusion protocols are still poorly defined, and damage of sinusoidal endothelial cells and heterogeneous perfusion are concerns. In this study, an electrical model of the human liver blood circulation is developed to enlighten internal pressure and flow distributions during HMP. Detailed vascular data on two human livers, obtained by combining vascular corrosion casting, micro-CT-imaging and image processing, were used to set up the electrical model. Anatomical data could be measured up to 5--6 vessel generations in each tree and showed exponential trend lines, used to predict data for higher generations. Simulated flow and pressure were in accordance with literature data. The model was able to simulate effects of pressure-driven HMP on liver hemodynamics and reproduced observations such as flow competition between the hepatic artery and portal vein. Our simulations further indicate that, from a pure biomechanical (shear stress) standpoint, HMP with low pressures should not result in organ damage, and that fluid viscosity has no effect on the shear stress experienced by the liver microcirculation in pressure-driven HMP. PMID:20709637

  5. Microangioarchitecture of the guinea pig gallbladder and bile duct as studied by scanning electron microscopy of vascular corrosion casts.

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    Aharinejad, S.; Lametschwandtner, A.

    1992-01-01

    The microvasculature of the gallbladder, the common bile duct, and the duodenal papilla was investigated in 20 albino guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) using microvascular corrosion casting and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Main supplying and draining vessels (first-order vessels) approach the gallbladder along the cystic duct. From the latter, penetrating vessels (second-order vessels) arise which pierce the muscular coat of the gallbladder body to form the plexus of third-order vessels be...

  6. Quantitative measurement from vascular casts.

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    Kratky, R G; Zeindler, C M; Lo, D K; Roach, M R

    1989-09-01

    A review of quantitative measurements show casting materials shrink from 0.2 - 20% and have viscosities ranging from 1.4 - 100,000 centipoise. Blood vessels have highly variable mechanical properties. Some microvessels are very stiff having little change in dimensions with pressure. Larger vessels generally change diameter significantly but show highly variable changes in length with pressure. Perfusion fixation does not fix the dimensions of blood vessels. Dog carotid arteries well fixed with glutaraldehyde at physiologic dimensions retain approximately 20% of their elastic recoil circumferentially and approximately 30% longitudinally. We recommend vascular casting as a method of accurately measuring the vasculature if care is taken to use low shrinkage casting resins and maintain physiologic transmural pressures for the duration of any casting procedure, even if prefixation is used. We measured a approximately 10% error in our method of measuring both the size and location of periorificial atherosclerotic lesions from aortic casts. Little is known about how vascular smooth muscle tone changes during casting. PMID:2694360

  7. Comparative morphology of the hemolymph vascular system in scorpions--a survey using corrosion casting, MicroCT, and 3D-reconstruction.

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    Wirkner, Christian S; Prendini, Lorenzo

    2007-05-01

    Although scorpions are one of the better known groups of Arthropoda, detailed knowledge of their anatomy remains superficial. This contribution presents the first comprehensive investigation of the gross morphology of the scorpion vascular system, based on a survey of species representing all major lineages of the order, using classical and modern non-destructive techniques in combination with three-dimensional reconstruction. The investigation reveals that the hemolymph vascular system (HVS) of Scorpiones comprises a central pumping heart which extends the entire length of the mesosoma and is enclosed in a pericardium. Several arteries branch off the heart to supply different organs and body regions. Two different anterior aorta major branching patterns are identified among the species investigated. Arteries that branch off the anterior aorta system supply the appendages (chelicerae, pedipalps, and walking legs) and the central nerve mass with a complex arterial network. This study of the HVS of scorpions provides further evidence that the vascular systems of euarthropods can be highly complex. Use of the term "open circulatory system" within arthropods is re-emphasized, as it refers to the general organization of the body cavity (i.e. mixocoely) rather than to the complexity of the circulatory system. PMID:17372915

  8. 3D analysis of SEM images of corrosion casting using adaptive stereo matching.

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    Manelli, A; Sangiorgi, S; Binaghi, E; Raspanti, M

    2007-04-01

    The corrosion casting method represents one of the most widely used technique to study the 3D microvascularization of many tissues, both in their normal and pathological conditions. For a long time this technique was used only to perform a qualitative evaluation of the images obtained by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A quantitative evaluation of vascular parameters (e.g., interbranching and intervascular distances, angle measurements, lengths and diameters) was lacking, mainly because of the difficulties found in the measurement performed on 2D SEM images. Then, some authors reported a quantitative method based on the analyses of stereo-pair images that allowed precise morphometric measurements. To visualize the specimens in 3D, it was necessary to use red-green glasses. In this article we describe a new approach by which we can automatically obtain a 3D reconstruction of vascular cast specimen's surface directly from stereo-images. Moreover, we developed a software that performed micrometric measurements on the 3D construct generated from the stereo-pictures. In conclusion, implementing together these two softwares and applying them to corrosion casting samples made it possible to render in 3D the surface of corrosion cast as well as make quantitative measurements on the corrosion casts. PMID:17262784

  9. Chemical corrosion in cast iron in soil-water medium.

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    Mukesh, K; Panday, Y D

    2001-02-01

    Grey cast iron metal strips were allowed to rust in varying compositions of soil-water media under the controlled environment. The process of corrosion was monitored by non-electrochemical method. Assessment of the extent of corrosion was carried out, both visually and by the method of weight loss coupons. It was found that a 80:20 weight:volume percent (w/v%) composition caused the most severe case of corrosion over a period of seven days. It was also observed that the corrosion in cast iron obeyed the relation, D = ktn [10]. The value of 'n' increased as corrosion became more severe. Gravimetric analysis and evidence from the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) proved that gamma-FeOOH was one of the intermediates of corrosion in grey cast iron in soil-water media. An attempt has also been made to propose a mechanism for the corrosion in cast iron strips in soil-water media. It was found to be consistent with the one proposed by McEnaney and Smith [11]. PMID:11349372

  10. Corrosion of cast and non equilibrium magnesium alloys

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    Due to their low density, magnesium alloys arc very promising as regards applications in the automotive or aeronautical industry. Their corrosion resistance has however to be increased, particularly for cast alloys which are very often two-phased and thus suffer from internal galvanic corrosion. With use of sputtering methods of elaboration, homogeneous magnesium alloys containing far from equilibrium Al, Zr or valve metals contents can be prepared. Corrosion data for Mg-Al-Zn-Sn alloys and MgZr alloys obtained by sputtering, have been determined and compared to those of cast and thixocast AZ91 alloy. Electrochemical tests have evidenced a significantly better behaviour of non equilibrium alloys which, thanks to XPS measurements, could be correlated to the composition of the superficial oxide scale formed on these alloys. (author)

  11. Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of Cast Stainless Steels

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    Teysseyre, Sebastien [University of Michigan; Busby, Jeremy T [ORNL; Was, Gary [University of Michigan

    2009-01-01

    Casting of austenitic stainless steels offers the possibility of directly producing large and/or relatively complex structures, such as the first wall shield modules or the diverter cassette for the ITER fusion reactor. Casting offers major cost savings when compared to fabrication via welding of quarter modules machined from large forgings. However, the strength properties of such cast components are typically considered inferior to those of conventionally forged and annealed components. To improve and validate cast stainless steel as a substitute for wrought stainless steel, a development and testing program was initiated, utilizing nitrogen and manganese additions to promote improved performance. This paper focuses on the response of the first set of developmental alloys to neutron-irradiation and susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking. These cast materials may also have applications for different components in light water reactors. Results showed that all steels exhibited irradiation-induced hardening and a corresponding drop in ductility, as expected, although there is still considerable ductility in the irradiated samples. The cast steels all exhibited reduced hardening in comparison to a wrought reference steels, which may be related to a larger grain size. Higher nitrogen contents did not negatively influence irradiation performance. Regarding stress corrosion cracking susceptibility, the large difference in grain size limits the comparison between wrought and cast materials, and inclusions in a reference and archive cast alloy tests complicate analysis of these samples. Results suggest that the irradiated archive heat was more susceptible to cracking than the modified alloys, which may be related to the more complex microstructure. Further, the results suggest that the modified cast steel is at least as SCC resistant as wrought 316LN. The beneficial effect of nitrogen on the mechanical properties of the alloys remains after irradiation and is not detrimental to SCC resistance.

  12. Centrifugally cast bimetallic pipe for offshore corrosion resistant pipelines

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    Yoshitake, A.; Torigoe, T. [Kubota Corp., Hirakata (Japan)

    1994-12-31

    Centrifugally cast bimetallic pipes and fittings have been developed for the use of offshore oil and gas production. The metallurgical properties, mechanical properties, and corrosion properties of centrifugal a cast bimetallic pipe with outside metal of API 5L X52 to X65 internally clad with alloy 825 and 625 are discussed. First, molten steel for outer pipe is introduced into a rotating metallic mold. During the solidification of the outer pipe (carbon steel), the temperature of the pipe inside is monitored. After the solidification of the outer pipe, and when a certain temperature is reached, then a corrosion resistant alloy such as Alloy 825 or 625 for inside layer is poured. By controlling the casting conditions and selecting suitable flux, sound metallurgical bonded bimetallic pipe is produced with a minimum mixing layer at the interface also keeping a homogeneous outside wall thickness along the pipe length. The weld joints of the pipe are also evaluated from the view points of weldability, mechanical strength, fracture toughness, and corrosion resistance properties. The welding method applied was basically TIG welding (GTAW). COD tests at {minus}10 C are applied to the welds to investigate fracture toughness of the weld joints. Huey test according to ASTM A262C is carried out on the root of the welds as the corrosion test. As a result, the weld joint using filler wire of alloy625 from root to cover pass has proved a very reliable method from the point of view of mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. These centrifugally cast bimetallic pipes and fittings have been widely used for riser pipes, template process lines, top side and subsea manifolds, and flow bends for christmas trees in the North Sea.

  13. Galvanic corrosion of copper-cast iron couples

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    Smart, N.R.; Rance, A.P.; Fennell, P.A.H. [Serco Assurance, Risley (United Kingdom)

    2005-01-01

    To ensure the safe encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel rods for geological disposal, SKB are considering using the Copper-Cast Iron Canister, which consists of an outer copper canister and an inner cast iron container. The canister will be placed into boreholes in the bedrock of a geologic repository and surrounded by bentonite clay. In the unlikely event of the outer copper canister being breached, water would enter the annulus between the inner and outer canister and at points of contact between the two metals there would be the possibility of galvanic interactions. Although this subject has been considered previously from both a theoretical standpoint and by experimental investigations there was a need for further experimental studies in support of information provided by SKB to the Swedish regulators (SKI). In the work reported here copper-cast iron galvanic couples were set up in a number of different environments representing possible conditions in the SKB repository. The tests investigated two artificial porewaters at 30 deg C and 50 deg C, under aerated and deaerated conditions. Tests were also carried out in a 30 wt% bentonite slurry made up in artificial groundwater. The potential of the couples and the currents passing between the coupled electrodes were monitored for several months. The effect of growing an oxide film on the surface of the cast iron prior to coupling it with copper was investigated. In addition, some crevice specimens based on the multi-crevice assembly (MCA) design were used to simulate the situation where the copper canister will be in direct contact with the cast iron inner vessel. The electrochemical results are presented graphically in the form of electrode potentials and galvanic corrosion currents as a function of time. The galvanic currents in aerated conditions were much higher than in deaerated conditions. For example, at 30 deg C, galvanic corrosion rates as low as 0.02 {mu}m/year for iron were observed after deaeration, but the corrosion rates were near 100 {mu}m/year for the cast iron at 50 deg C in the presence of oxygen. There was evidence of temporary polarity reversal at very low levels of current (i.e. the copper became the anode). The galvanic corrosion rates of iron coupled to copper at low groundwater oxygen concentrations were close to the values measured for anaerobic corrosion rates of uncoupled iron. Under deaerated conditions a black film was formed on the surface of the cast iron, which was consistent with the formation of magnetite. The electrochemical potentials of the cast iron-copper couples in deaerated conditions were in the thermodynamically stable regions for magnetite and metallic copper. The galvanic currents under deaerated conditions were higher at 50 deg C than at 30 deg C, by a factor of up to 10. This can be attributed to an increase in the exchange current density for the water reduction reaction on the copper cathode and to an increase in the rate of diffusion processes in the oxide film on cast iron. There was some evidence for an increase in the galvanic corrosion rate in the presence of bentonite slurry compared to fully aqueous artificial groundwaters. Pre-grown corrosion films on cast iron did not have a significant effect on subsequent measured galvanic corrosion rates when coupled to copper in deaerated conditions. None of the MCA specimens exhibited any signs of galvanically enhanced crevice corrosion under deaerated conditions. In terms of application of the results to the evolution of the environment within the annulus of the canister the following scenario is envisaged. If water penetrates the annulus through a hole in the outer copper container a galvanic couple will be set up between the copper and the cast iron insert. The current passing between the copper and the cast iron will be concentrated at the contact points. If any residual air is present in the annulus the corrosion rate of the cast iron will be enhanced (i.e. the iron will be the anode and copper the cathode). In the absence of oxygen in the annulus, as a result of oxygen c

  14. Angioarchitecture of gallbladder in pig: LM and SEM study on vascular microcorrosion casts.

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    Prozorowska, Ewelina; Jackowiak, Hanna

    2014-09-01

    The study focused on the description of pig gallbladder angioarchitecture, with particular emphasis on the specifics of the course of blood vessels in individual layers of the gallbladder wall. Furthermore, the vascular systems of the pig gallbladder were analyzed in terms of the adaptation of this organ to changes in its volume during cyclical bile storage and discharge. The gallbladder is supplied by the cystic artery, which in the pig represents a mixed pinnate and bipinnate pattern of branching. The light microscopic and scanning electron microscopic observations of three-dimensional vascular corrosion casts showed the presence of two main complex vascular networks in the wall of the gallbladder, one located in the subserosal and the other in the mucosa. The unique features in the pig, connected with the size of the gallbladder, is the well-developed horizontal venous plexus under folds of the mucosa, which is a voluminous reservoir of fluids absorbed from bile and vascular networks around mucous glands. Superficial blood vessels of the gallbladder run in vascular pairs or triads, where a single artery runs between two veins. The structures of blood flow control, that is, venous valves, were observed only in venules of the subserosal plexus. Spatial arrangement of the vascular network in the pig gallbladder shows functional plasticity during changes in gallbladder volume. The course of superficial blood vessels in the well-filled gallbladder is arcuate, while in the empty gallbladder it is undulated or spiral. In the mucosal and intramural vessels the direction of blood vessels may change from perpendicular to oblique. PMID:24916120

  15. Corrosion of two kinds of cast steels containing chromium in hot concentrated alkaline

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    Li, Wei; Liu, Jun-quan; Tu, Xiao-hui

    2007-01-01

    A typical hot concentrated alkaline corrosion environment exists in alumina metallurgical industry, so that steel materials with outstanding alkaline corrosion resistance are strongly demanded for its processing equipment. In this paper, the corrosion resistance of two kinds of martensitic cast steels containing chromium in static 303g/L NaOH alkaline solution at 85? was studied through polarization and potential-time curves, corrosion weight loss and corrosion morphology analysis. Experime...

  16. Cerium effect on corrosion-electrochemical properties and structure of cast chromium steel

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    Cerium effect on corrosion properties and structure of cast chromium ferrite steel 06X18T is studied. It is shown that cerium additions (0.1 and 0.5% according to calculation) in 5-30% sulfuric acid solution decrease generae corrosion rate, improve anode passivity due to increase in resistance to intercrystalline corrosion. It is shown that favourable cerium effect on corrosion-electrochemical properties of cast ferrite steel 06X18T is caused by change of its microstructure and nature of nonmetallic inclusions. Interconnection between resistance of steel, modified by cerium, to pitting corrosion with melting conditions and position of investigated zone in ingots is noted

  17. Corrosion behaviour of unalloyed steel and cast iron in groundwaters of the bedrock of Northern Switzerland

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    The corrosion behaviour of both materials is essentially the same in the two water compositions investigated. No significant effect of the bentonite on the corrosion behaviour could be detected. The corrosion rate decreases rapidly over the first 500 hours; after that time the corrosion rate settles to values difficult to determine accurately, but estimated to be less than 10 ?m/a both at 800C and 1400C. Localized attack was not observed. It is concluded that a corrosion allowance of 20 mm is adequate to ensure a life of 1'000 years for cast steel and cast iron under repository conditions close to the test conditions. (orig./PW)

  18. Corrosion of two kinds of cast steels containing chromium in hot concentrated alkaline

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    LI Wei

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A typical hot concentrated alkaline corrosion environment exists in alumina metallurgical industry, so that steel materials with outstanding alkaline corrosion resistance are strongly demanded for its processing equipment. In this paper, the corrosion resistance of two kinds of martensitic cast steels containing chromium in static 303g/L NaOH alkaline solution at 85? was studied through polarization and potential-time curves, corrosion weight loss and corrosion morphology analysis. Experimental results showed that protection effect by passive film of cast steel containing Cr was temporary. The low carbon steel without Cr content also exhibited chemical passivity in the same solution. The corrosion mode of the tested Cr-containing cast steel was composed of active dissolving corrosion and caustic embrittlement cracking. Dissolving corrosion was the primary mechanism for the induced weight loss, while severe caustic embrittlement cracking was secondary. With the increase of chromium content in the cast steel, the tendency of the caustic embrittlement cracking decreased, while the active dissolving corrosion increased.

  19. A Moessbauer spectroscopy study of the corrosion of nodular cast iron in mine waters

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    The corrosion of ductile cast iron in water containing different amounts of chloride ions was investigated under both static and dynamic conditions. Corrosion/time relationships were established for exposure times of up to 30 days. Post-corrosion investigations were performed, employing Moessbauer spectroscopy, optical microscopy and electrochemical techniques. It was found that the nature of the surface corrosion product formed under static conditions differed morphologically and chemically from that formed under dynamic conditions. The latter was a hard layer consisting of a mixture of ?- and ?-FeOOH (situated on an underlying cementite layer), whereas the static tests resulted in a soft, spongy corrosion product, identified as ?-FeOOH. (orig.)

  20. Accelerated corrosion of steel in dry-cast reinforced concrete pipes after initiation

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    Weber, Brian William

    Instrumented dry-cast reinforced concrete pipe (DC-RCP) specimens in which corrosion of the reinforcing steel had initiated were selected to accelerate the corrosion. Type C and type F DC-RCP were used. An anodic current density of various magnitudes (0.5 muA/cm2, 1 muA/cm2 and 2.5 muA/cm2) was applied during the corrosion propagation stage. The specimens were placed in high humidity and selected specimens were later covered with wet sand. Selected specimens were terminated for visual examination and gravimetric analysis. Typically, the reinforcement potentials during the accelerated corrosion period were more negative for F specimens compared to C specimens. The C specimens experienced ~2x more corrosion than the F specimens. The accumulated corrosion products did not cause cracks. A method was developed that allows for modest corrosion acceleration during the corrosion propagation stage of DC-RCP.

  1. Influence of the casting processing route on the corrosion behavior of dental alloys.

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    Galo, Rodrigo; Rocha, Luis Augusto; Faria, Adriana Claudia; Silveira, Renata Rodrigues; Ribeiro, Ricardo Faria; de Mattos, Maria da Gloria Chiarello

    2014-12-01

    Casting in the presence of oxygen may result in an improvement of the corrosion performance of most alloys. However, the effect of corrosion on the casting without oxygen for dental materials remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the casting technique and atmosphere (argon or oxygen) on the corrosion behavior response of six different dental casting alloys. The corrosion behavior was evaluated by electrochemical measurements performed in artificial saliva for the different alloys cast in two different conditions: arc melting in argon and oxygen-gas flame centrifugal casting. A slight decrease in open-circuit potential for most alloys was observed during immersion, meaning that the corrosion tendency of the materials increases due to the contact with the solution. Exceptions were the Co-based alloys prepared by plasma, and the Co-Cr-Mo and Ni-Cr-4Ti alloys processed by oxidized flame, in which an increase in potential was observed. The amount of metallic ions released into the artificial saliva solution during immersion was similar for all specimens. Considering the pitting potential, a parameter of high importance when considering the fluctuating conditions of the oral environment, Co-based alloys show the best performance in comparison with the Ni-based alloys, independent of the processing route. PMID:25491859

  2. The development of the endotheliochorial mink placenta: light microscopy and scanning electron microscopical morphometry of maternal vascular casts.

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    Pfarrer, C; Winther, H; Leiser, R; Dantzer, V

    1999-01-01

    The development of the mink endotheliochorial placenta has been studied by means of light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy of maternal vascular corrosion casts. The placental blood vessels of three groups of mink, representing early, intermediate and near-term gestational ages were either perfusion fixed for histology, or instilled with liquid plastic in order to prepare vascular casts, which were examined qualitatively and/or quantitatively. The maternal component of the placental vascular system evolves from preimplantation blood vessels between the endometrial glands, into which the initial feto-maternal contact is made. The influence of highly invasive syncytiotrophoblast provokes a transition of the maternal capillaries into extensively anastomosing sinusoids with a subsequent modification of their endothelial cells into large cells with luminal protrusions. Three-dimensionally, the sinusoids are arranged as vascular crypts. This implies a villous-crypt type of interdigitation for the mink, but since the fetal capillaries surround the maternal sinusoids as a dense network a labyrinth is formed. The vascular crypts are supplied by very short arterioles, branching from maternal stem arteries, which arise from branches of the uterine artery and move straight to the surface of the endometrium. Venous outlets of the sinusoids converge onto venules and large stem veins in the deepest portion of the endometrium. This architectural pattern persists until term. Morphometry was used to confirm the qualitative observations in vascular casts. The diameter of maternal vascular crypts significantly increased from 137.3+/-21.9 microm in early gestation up to 217.8+/-80.9 microm in the intermediate stage and 431.8+/-119.5 microm near-term, when compared to the paraplacental zone in early gestation (82.2+/-19.5 microm). The capillary or sinusoidal diameter also increased significantly from intermediate stage (42.9+/-11.8 microm) to near term (60.1+/-16.7 microm), whereas the difference in the paraplacental zone (7.3+/-2.1 microm) and early gestation (13.0+/-3.2 microm) was not statistically significant. PMID:9924936

  3. Influence of the cooling rate on the corrosion resistance of duplex cast steel

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    B. Kalandyk

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of the influence of the cooling rate of the casting made of the acid-resistant ferritic - austenitic cast steel on the microstructure and corrosion resistance are presented in the paper. Samples cut out from the walls of the casting being cooled at the cooling rate of 3,2 - 0,5 ºC/s were used in the study. Different cooling rates create favorable conditions for the segregation processes lowering properties of castings. It was found, that differences in the polarization curves occur only in the more aggressive corrosive environment. The reason of such behaviour of cast steel is the segregation of elements dissolved in austenite and the difference in the volume fraction of ferrite and austenite in the walls of the different thickness.

  4. The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel and cast iron in artificial groundwaters

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    Smart, N.R. [AEA Technology plc, Culham Science Centre (United Kingdom); Blackwood, D.J. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore); Werme, L. [Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., Stockholm (Sweden)

    2001-07-01

    In Sweden, high level radioactive waste will be disposed of in a canister with a copper outer and a cast iron or carbon steel inner. If the iron insert comes into contact with anoxic geological water, anaerobic corrosion leading to the generation of hydrogen will occur. This paper presents a study of the anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel and cast iron in artificial Swedish granitic groundwaters. Electrochemical methods and gas collection techniques were used to assess the mechanisms and rates of corrosion and the associated hydrogen gas production over a range of conditions. The corrosion rate is high initially but is anodically limited by the slow formation of a duplex magnetite film. The effects of key environmental parameters such as temperature and ionic strength on the anaerobic corrosion rate are discussed.

  5. The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel and cast iron in artificial groundwaters

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    In Sweden, high level radioactive waste will be disposed of in a canister with a copper outer and a cast iron or carbon steel inner. If the iron insert comes into contact with anoxic geological water, anaerobic corrosion leading to the generation of hydrogen will occur. This paper presents a study of the anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel and cast iron in artificial Swedish granitic groundwaters. Electrochemical methods and gas collection techniques were used to assess the mechanisms and rates of corrosion and the associated hydrogen gas production over a range of conditions. The corrosion rate is high initially but is anodically limited by the slow formation of a duplex magnetite film. The effects of key environmental parameters such as temperature and ionic strength on the anaerobic corrosion rate are discussed

  6. On Corrosion of Ferrous Metals in Typical Indian Soils Part I : Cast Iron

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    Brajendra Nath Tripathi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Corrodibility of cast iron in ten typical Indian soils, employing Schwerdtfeger's soil corrosion cell procedure and the physico-chemical properties of the soils responsible for their corrosivity have been determined. The results have been statistically analysed, interpreted and correlated with various factors. Corrosion of cast iron in non acidic soils (p/supH4-10 proceeds through electro-chemical mechanism. Usually the rate of corrosion is maximum at the beginning and with development of the film of corrosion products, the rate gradually decrease with time until it becomes more or less constant, 'Even' general corrosion is observed on most of the cases. The maximum penetration is directly proportional corrodibility. The corrosivity of soils in situ is directly poroportional to the moisture equivalent or, in turn, to the clay content. The corrosivity of soils increases with the concentration at soluble electrolytes. Ferric oxide present in a laterite soil functions as a cathodic depolariser and hence increases its corrosivity. In an acidic soil, the corrosion mainly proceeds through the mechanism of direct chemical reaction.

  7. Corrosion resistance of various bio-films deposited on austenitic cast steel casted by lost-wax process and in gypsum mould

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    Gawron?ski, J.

    2010-01-01

    This work is the next of a series concerning the improvement of austenitic cast steel utility predicted for use in implantology for complicated long term implants casted by lost-wax process and in gypsum mould. Austenitic cast steel possess chemical composition of AISI 316L medical steel used for implants. In further part of present work investigated cast steel indicated as AISI 316L medical steel. Below a results of electrochemical corrosion resistance of carbon layer and bi-layer of carbon/...

  8. Application of corrosion cast method for scanning electron microscopic observation of mouse embryo vasculature.

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    Kondo, S; Suzuki, R; Yamazaki, K; Aihara, K

    1993-02-01

    We described a method for making vascular corrosion casts of mouse embryos and applied it to study the vasculature of the whole body mouse embryo at 13.5 days (body length 9-11 mm) to 18.5 days (body length 18-23 mm), as well as that of its respective organs. The Mercox resin was perfused via the umbilical vessels using a special needle made by pulling the hematocrit tube (caliber 100-200 microns). The specimens were treated with 10% NaOH, rinsed, dried, coated with gold and observed under a scanning electron microscope. Visceral organs of a 13.5 day embryo were rather immature, but the liver vasculature was relatively well developed. In a 15.5 day embryo, the whole body vasculature was relatively well developed and the features of respective organs could be identified. In a 18.5 day embryo, almost all organs and extremities were well developed, but sensory organs in some parts showed immature development. PMID:8473822

  9. An Electrochemical Evaluation on the Corrosion of Weld Zone in Cold Arc Welding of the Cast Iron

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    Cold arc welding of cast iron has been widely used with repair welding of metal structures. However its welding is often resulted in the galvanic corrosion between weld metal zone and heat affected zone(HAZ) due to increasing of hardness. In this study, corrosion properties such as hardness, corrosion potential, surface microstructures, and variation of corrosion current density of welding zone with parameters of used electrodes for cast iron welding were investigated with an electrochemical evaluation. Hardness of HAZ showed the highest value compared to other welding zone regardless of kinds of used electrodes for cast iron welding. And its corrosion potential was also shifted to more negative direction than other welding zone. In addition, corrosion current density of WM in polarization cures was qualitatively smaller than that of HAZ. Therefore galvanic corrosion may be apparently observed at HAZ. However galvanic corrosion may be somewhat controlled by using an optimum welding electrode

  10. Fabrication of corrosion resistant steel with using continuous-casting slab machine

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    The technology of producing corrosion-resistant 08-12Kh18N10T steel using new technological operations during out-of-the-furnace steel treatment is developed and exploited. The reduction of gas saturation of steel delivered to the machine of continuous casting, the decrease in the amount of nonmetallic inclusions, stabilization of the process in temperature and rate contribute to the increase in quality of continuously casted slabs

  11. Mechanical properties and corrosion behaviour of 18Cr-11Ni-2,5Mo cast steel

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The study discusses the effect of variable carbon concentration (0,02; 0,07 and 0,14% on the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance in 3,0% NaCl solution of 18Cr-11Ni-2,5Mo austenitic cast steel. It has been proved that at the concentration of 0,07%C, products made of the examined cast steel reveal on their surface some symptoms of local corrosion. Carbon concentration raised to 0,14%C results in advanced intercrystalline corrosion and the onset of local corrosion. Carbon concentration increased from 0,02 to 0,14% also results in the tensile strength UTS raised from 487MPa to 579MPa (a nearly 20% increase with elongation El reduced from 55,3% to 49,6%, and reduction of area RA from 69,3% to 53,4%.

  12. Corrosion behavior of nodular cast iron casks for low and intermediate level wastes

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    In applying new conditioning methods dehydrated wastes (e.g. concentrates, ion exchange resins) from operation of nuclear power plants and wastes from decommissioning (e.g., highly-activated core components) are conditioned using high integrity nodular cast iron casks without further solidification. Therefore more stringent requirements have to be made for the packaging material. The objective of the investigations was to evaluate the corrosion resistance of the cask material. For this purpose chemical corrosion tests were made applying corrosion media actually considered or postulated in accident scenarios during interim storage or after disposal in the abandoned iron ore mine Konrad or in a salt formation. The conclusion from the corrosion experiments, which have been performed up to now for the basic packaging material, indicates that nodular cast iron casks with wall thicknesses about 200 mm seem to ensure good protection for wastes especially from nuclear power plants with relatively short-lived radionuclides

  13. Corrosion behavior of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloyed with Cu.

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    Koike, Marie; Cai, Zhuo; Oda, Yutaka; Hattori, Masayuki; Fujii, Hiroyuki; Okabe, Toru

    2005-05-01

    It has recently been found that alloying with copper improved the inherently poor grindability and wear resistance of titanium. This study characterized the corrosion behavior of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloyed with copper. Alloys (0.9 or 3.5 mass % Cu) were cast with the use of a magnesia-based investment in a centrifugal casting machine. Three specimen surfaces were tested: ground, sandblasted, and as cast. Commercially pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V served as controls. Open-circuit potential measurement, linear polarization, and potentiodynamic cathodic polarization were performed in aerated (air + 10% CO(2)) modified Tani-Zucchi synthetic saliva at 37 degrees C. Potentiodynamic anodic polarization was conducted in the same medium deaerated by N(2) + 10% CO(2). Polarization resistance (R(p)), Tafel slopes, and corrosion current density (I(corr)) were determined. A passive region occurred for the alloy specimens with ground and sandblasted surfaces, as for CP Ti. However, no passivation was observed on the as-cast alloys or on CP Ti. There were significant differences among all metals tested for R(p) and I(corr) and significantly higher R(p) and lower I(corr) values for CP Ti compared to Ti-6Al-4V or the alloys with Cu. Alloying up to 3.5 mass % Cu to Ti-6Al-4V did not change the corrosion behavior. Specimens with ground or sandblasted surfaces were superior to specimens with as-cast surfaces. PMID:15744719

  14. Corrosion behavior of cast and forged cobalt-based alloys for double-alloy joint endoprostheses.

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    Süry, P; Semlitsch, M

    1978-09-01

    An ideal combination of mechanical and corrosion properties of long-term implants such as joint endoprostheses has yet to be found. Besides being resistant to pitting and crevice attack, which can lead to corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking failures, the implant material must be highly resistant to wear and abrasion. Two cobalt-based alloys, wrought CoNiMoTi and air-cast CoCrMo, were subjected to a number of selected in vitro electrochemically and chemically accelerated corrosion tests in chloride-containing solutions with wrought AISI-316L used as a reference alloy. A limited number of immersion tests in FeCl3 and acidified FeCl3 solutions were also conducted. It is found that the mechanical properties of wrought CoNiCrMoTi alloy qualify it as a substitute for cast CoCrMo alloy and wrought AISI-316L in anchorage shaft production for all types of joint endoprostheses. Wrought CoNiCrMoTi has a higher resistance to fatigue cracking compared with cast CoCrMo and is as resistant to selective corrosion phenomena such as stress corrosion cracking. PMID:701305

  15. Microstructure and corrosion properties of as sub-rapid solidification Mg-Zn-Y-Nd alloy in dynamic simulated body fluid for vascular stent application.

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    Wang, Jun; Wang, Liguo; Guan, Shaokang; Zhu, Shijie; Ren, Chenxing; Hou, Shusen

    2010-07-01

    Magnesium alloy stent has been employed in animal and clinical experiment in recent years. It has been verified to be biocompatible and degradable due to corrosion after being implanted into blood vessel. Mg-Y-Gd-Nd alloy is usually used to construct an absorbable magnesium alloy stent. However, the corrosion resistant of as cast Mg-Y-Gd-Nd alloy is poor relatively and the control of corrosion rate is difficult. Aiming at the requirement of endovascular stent in clinic, a new biomedical Mg-Zn-Y-Nd alloy with low Zn and Y content (Zn/Y atom ratio 6) was designed, which exists quasicrystals to improve its corrosion resistance. Additionally, sub-rapid solidification processing was applied for preparation of corrosion-resisting Mg-Zn-Y-Nd and Mg-Y-Gd-Nd alloys. Compared with the as cast sample, the corrosion behavior of alloys in dynamic simulated body fluid (SBF) (the speed of body fluid: 16 ml/800 ml min(-1)) was investigated. The results show that as sub-rapid solidification Mg-Zn-Y-Nd alloy has the better corrosion resistance in dynamic SBF due to grain refinement and fine dispersion distribution of the quasicrystals and intermetallic compounds in alpha-Mg matrix. In the as cast sample, both Mg-Zn-Y-Nd and Mg-Y-Gd-Nd alloys exhibit poor corrosion resistance. Mg-Zn-Y-Nd alloy by sub-rapid solidification processing provides excellent corrosion resistance in dynamic SBF, which open a new window for biomedical materials design, especially for vascular stent application. PMID:20352299

  16. Calculated phase diagrams and the corrosion of die-cast Mg-Al alloys

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    The corrosion of commercial die-cast Mg-Al alloys was elucidated by a study, of the corrosion in 3% NaCl, of (i) high-pressure die-cast (HPDC) model Mg-Al alloys, (ii) low-purity Mg, (iii) high-purity (HP) Mg and (iv) HP Mg heat treated at 550 deg. C. HPDC is the most important route for the production of Mg components. The corrosion of the model alloys was dominated by the Fe impurity element. The present research identified the appearance of the Fe-rich particles in the microstructure. In high magnification (?1000x to 5000x) secondary electron images, they appear as small white features, typically less than 1 ?m in diameter. In order to understand the impurity tolerance limits, (i) the appropriate corrosion literature was summarised and reviewed and (ii) Mg phase diagrams were calculated using the Pandat software package. Calculated phase diagrams can explain (i) the tolerance levels for Fe and Cu and (ii) the production of high-purity castings by means of control of melt conditions; this has high significance for the production of quality castings from recycled Mg. A full analysis requires that the Mg database be extended to include Ni, Co and some RE. The Fe tolerance limit is ?5-10 ppm for cast HP Mg heat treated at 550 deg. C. Analysis of the Mg corrosion literature indicates that several studies have been dominated by the Fe impurity content and have not dealt with the stated aims; it means that the full chemical composition should be reported in all studiition should be reported in all studies of the corrosion of Mg alloys

  17. Corrosion behaviour of investment cast and friction stir processed Ti-6Al-4V

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    The corrosion behaviour of investment cast and friction stir (FS) processed Ti-6Al-4V alloy was studied in HCl solution. FS processing was performed with the peak temperatures both above and below the ? transus. All of the samples exhibited active-passive transitions in deaerated 5% HCl at room temperature, but the ? FS processed samples exhibited superior corrosion behaviour. The corrosion morphology after immersion in 20% HCl was rationalized on the basis of a difference in partitioning of the alloying elements, which controls the composition of the ? and ? phases.

  18. Improvements in continuous casting of corrosion resistant steel

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    The results of studies on improvements in continuous casting of 12Kh18N10T steel with argon protection are presented. The effect of the method of metal supply to the crystallizer on the ingots quality is considered. The conclusion is drawn on the necessity of continuous steel casting with maximum possible- and constant rate. The economic effect as a result of the above improvements constitutes 37 rbes/t

  19. Corrosion of Cast Iron Mill Plates in Wet Grinding

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Corrosion studies were carried out on two different maize grinding plates. Maize was soaked in water for three days and the water decanted and used as electrolyte. Mass loss and pH measurements were carried out every 3 days for 15-day period. Results show that, for each plate, mass loss and pH increased with exposure time. Corrosion rates determined from mass loss data was found to be strongly dependent on pH. The observed behaviour may be explained in terms of the chemical composition and/or microstructures of the plates. Results are briefly discussed in terms of the contribution of corrosion to wear.

  20. New Mg-Al based alloys with improved casting and corrosion properties

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    Nussbaum, G. [Pechiney, CRV SA, 38 Voreppe (France); Bridot, P. [Pechiney, CRV SA, 38 Voreppe (France); Warner, T.J. [Pechiney, CRV SA, 38 Voreppe (France); Charbonnier, J. [Pechiney, CRV SA, 38 Voreppe (France); Regazzoni, G. [Pechiney, CRV SA, 38 Voreppe (France)

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    In this work the casting behavior of AZ91 based alloys was studied to which up to 1 wt% Sr was added. In addition their mechanical properties at room and slightly elevated temperature as well as their corrosion resistances in standard accelerated tests are investigated.

  1. Improvement in corrosion resistance of a nodular cast iron surface modified by plasma beam treatment

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    Cheng, Xiu; Hu, Shubing, E-mail: hushubing@163.com; Song, Wulin; Xiong, Xuesong

    2013-12-01

    Nodular cast iron (NCI) specimens with corrosion-resistant surfaces were fabricated by plasma beam treatment and tempering (400 °C, 1 h), which consisted of plasma surface melting, plasma surface melting + tempering, plasma surface alloying and plasma surface alloying + tempering. In this manner, near-surface graphite nodules were eliminated, and inter-dendrites and eutectics with a hyper-eutectic structure appeared on the modified surfaces, as indicated by SEM. The corrosion behaviour of treated specimens in 3.5 wt% NaCl was characterised by electrochemical methods and compared with that of an untreated NCI specimen at 25 °C. The corrosion resistance ranked as follows: surface-alloyed and tempered specimen > surface-alloyed specimen ? surface-melted and tempered specimen > surface-melted specimen > the untreated NCI specimen. Metallographic as well as electrochemical corrosion studies illustrate the beneficial effects of surface modification in refining the microstructure and in enhancing the corrosion resistance of NCI.

  2. Study on the hot corrosion behavior of a cast Ni-base superalloy

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    Wang, W.; Guo, J.T.; Zhang, J.; Yuan, C.; Zhou, L.Z.; Hu, Z.Q. [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang (China). Inst. of Metal Research

    2010-07-01

    Hot corrosion behavior of Nickel-base cast superalloy K447 in 90% Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} + 10% NaCl melting salt at 850 C and 900 C was studied. The hot corrosion kinetic of the alloy follows parabolic rate law under the experimental conditions. The external layer is mainly Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} scale which is protective to the alloy, the intermediate layer is the Ti-rich phase, and the internal layer is mainly the international oxides and sulfides. With increased corrosion time and temperature, the oxide scales are gradually dissolved in the molten salt and then precipitate as a thick and non-protective scale. Chlorides cause the formation of volatile species, which makes the oxide scale disintegrate and break off. The corrosion kinetics and morphology examinations tend to support the basic dissolution model for hot corrosion mechanisms. (orig.)

  3. Improvement in corrosion resistance of a nodular cast iron surface modified by plasma beam treatment

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    Nodular cast iron (NCI) specimens with corrosion-resistant surfaces were fabricated by plasma beam treatment and tempering (400 °C, 1 h), which consisted of plasma surface melting, plasma surface melting + tempering, plasma surface alloying and plasma surface alloying + tempering. In this manner, near-surface graphite nodules were eliminated, and inter-dendrites and eutectics with a hyper-eutectic structure appeared on the modified surfaces, as indicated by SEM. The corrosion behaviour of treated specimens in 3.5 wt% NaCl was characterised by electrochemical methods and compared with that of an untreated NCI specimen at 25 °C. The corrosion resistance ranked as follows: surface-alloyed and tempered specimen > surface-alloyed specimen ? surface-melted and tempered specimen > surface-melted specimen > the untreated NCI specimen. Metallographic as well as electrochemical corrosion studies illustrate the beneficial effects of surface modification in refining the microstructure and in enhancing the corrosion resistance of NCI.

  4. Corrosion of Cast Iron Mill Plates in Wet Grinding

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    2010-01-01

    Corrosion studies were carried out on two different maize grinding plates. Maize was soaked in water for three days and the water decanted and used as electrolyte. Mass loss and pH measurements were carried out every 3 days for 15-day period. Results show that, for each plate, mass loss and pH increased with exposure time. Corrosion rates determined from mass loss data was found to be strongly dependent on pH. The observed behaviour may be explained in terms of the chemical composition and/or...

  5. Evaluation of corrosion resistance of casting magnesium alloy AZ31 in NaCl solutions

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    The results of tests of corrosion resistance of casting magnesium alloy AZ31 in NaCl solutions of 0,01 to 2 M concentration have been presented. Electrochemical measurements were carried out with application of VoltaLab (registered) PGP201 system by Radiometer. On the ground of registered polarisation curves, typical features characterising alloy resistance to electrochemical corrosion, i.e. corrosion potential, polarisation resistance, corrosion current density and corrosion rate, were determined. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was applied for evaluation of phenomena that occurred on the surface of the tested alloy. Resistance to corrosion was tested by means of immersion method for 1 to 5 days. By means of scanning electron microscope with field emission FE SEM S-4200 Hitachi in cooperation with spectrometer EDS Voyager 3500 Noran Instruments, quantitative and qualitative analysis of chemical composition in micro-zones was made. The study also presents the results of measurements of geometrical features of AZ31 alloy surface after corrosion tests. The results of the tests show undoubtedly deterioration of corrosion properties of magnesium alloy AZ31 together with the increase in molar concentration of NaCl solution.

  6. Effects of tungsten on erosion-corrosion behavior of high chromium white cast iron

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    In this study, effects of tungsten on wear resistance of high chromium white cast iron with and without tungsten in erosion-corrosion condition have been investigated. At the same time, the comparison between wear resistance of this grade of cast iron and low alloy steels with various contents of Cr which are used in industrial condition (in Sarcheshme Company, the greatest copper production company in the Middle East and with more than 4000 years historical cupper production background) was studied, while, copper concentrates have used for erosion particles. Results show that, because of higher hardness of matrix due to the tungsten, the wear resistance of high chromium cast iron increases. In addition to that, combine cutting and deformation wear mechanism and spalling mechanism were attributed in high chromium cast iron and low alloy steels, respectively. Subsequently, pitting mechanism in corrosion aspect was recognized because of inhomogeneity in chemical composition and sulfide inclusions content. Finally, the combine effects of erosion and corrosion (synergetic effect) were recognized in the high chromium white iron in industrial condition for the damaged samples

  7. The role of soil in the external corrosion of cast iron water mains in Toronto, Canada

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    External corrosion is a major factor contributing to the deterioration of cast iron water mains; it weakens the pipe wall, which increases the risk of failure. External corrosion is a function of the interaction between the pipeline and the soil that surrounds it. The aggressiveness of soil towards cast iron is affected by soil properties such as resistivity, pH, and the presence of sulphate reducing bacteria. Water main sections and accompanying soil samples were collected from locations across Toronto within the framework of a comprehensive research project over a 2 year period. After careful examination of the effect of each of the soil properties, it appears that soil resistivity has the largest effect on the observed maximum average pitting rate. Limitations to the practical application of the American Water Works Association soil corrosiveness scoring system are also presented. A preliminary spatial analysis of the data indicates that water mains in the district of Etobicoke have had a higher average rate of external corrosion than those in the district of Toronto. Microbiological corrosion could be an aggravating factor in the district of Etobicoke, since areas exhibiting increased levels of sulphide concentration were identified in soils that had originated from this district. (author)

  8. The role of soil in the external corrosion of cast iron water mains in Toronto, Canada

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    Doyle, G.; Seica, M.V.; Grabinsky, M.W.F. [Univ. of Toronto, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

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    External corrosion is a major factor contributing to the deterioration of cast iron water mains; it weakens the pipe wall, which increases the risk of failure. External corrosion is a function of the interaction between the pipeline and the soil that surrounds it. The aggressiveness of soil towards cast iron is affected by soil properties such as resistivity, pH, and the presence of sulphate reducing bacteria. Water main sections and accompanying soil samples were collected from locations across Toronto within the framework of a comprehensive research project over a 2 year period. After careful examination of the effect of each of the soil properties, it appears that soil resistivity has the largest effect on the observed maximum average pitting rate. Limitations to the practical application of the American Water Works Association soil corrosiveness scoring system are also presented. A preliminary spatial analysis of the data indicates that water mains in the district of Etobicoke have had a higher average rate of external corrosion than those in the district of Toronto. Microbiological corrosion could be an aggravating factor in the district of Etobicoke, since areas exhibiting increased levels of sulphide concentration were identified in soils that had originated from this district. (author)

  9. [The blood vessels of the mesonephros of domestic cattle (Bos taurus), a corrosion cast study].

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    Vollmerhaus, B; Reese, S; Roos, H

    2004-08-01

    The blood vessels of the bovine mesonephros - a corrosion cast study Using scanning electron microscopy plastoid corrosion cast specimens of the mesonephros of 30-45-day-old bovine foetuses were investigated. The studies showed that the blood vessels of the mesonephros are organized in two separate networks similar to these of the teleosts and amphibians. The glomerula mesonephrica originate from the aorta implying that they belong to the high pressure system. The tubuli mesonephrici are surrounded by a filamentous independent capillary network which is shown for the first time in these studies. This capillary network originates from the caudal cardinal veins and represents a mesonephric portal system with a relatively low blood pressure. The blood from the two capillary networks diverts into terminal veins and into the subcardinal veins. The questions of haemodynamics in the mesonephros are discussed. PMID:15239810

  10. Physicochemical studies of glucose, gellan gum, and hydroxypropyl cellulose--inhibition of cast iron corrosion.

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    Rajeswari, Velayutham; Kesavan, Devarayan; Gopiraman, Mayakrishnan; Viswanathamurthi, Periasamy

    2013-06-01

    Glucose, gellan gum, and hydroxypropyl cellulose were studied against the acid corrosion of cast iron by means of weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization, and AC impedance spectroscopy techniques. The inhibition efficiency was found to increase with increasing concentration of the inhibitors. The effect of immersion time and temperature were also studied. The addition of potassium iodide to the corrosion-inhibition system showed both antagonism and synergism toward inhibition efficiency. Polarization studies revealed the mixed-type inhibiting nature of the carbohydrates. The adsorption of inhibitors on the cast iron surface obeys Langmuir adsorption isotherm model, both in presence and absence of KI. Physical interaction between the inhibitor molecules and the iron surface was suggested by the thermochemical parameters, rather than chemical interaction. PMID:23618271

  11. Effect of extracellular polymeric substances on corrosion of cast iron in the reclaimed wastewater.

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    Jin, Juntao; Wu, Guangxue; Zhang, Zhenhua; Guan, Yuntao

    2014-08-01

    Microorganisms were cultured in the R2A medium with inoculum from biofilm in a reclaimed wastewater distribution system and then extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) were extracted from the culture. Characterization of EPS and their effects on the corrosion of cast iron were examined. EPS extracted from different culturing stages contained different proportions of protein and polysaccharide but with similar functional groups. All types of EPS could inhibit cast iron corrosion and the EPS from the stationary stage had the highest inhibition efficiency. The inhibition efficiency was increased with addition of a small amount of EPS while decreased with excessive amount of EPS. EPS formed a protective film on the metal surface, which retarded the cathodic reduction of oxygen. Excessive amount of EPS promoted anodic dissolution through EPS-Fe binding. The CO and C(O, N) in EPS could be the anodic electrochemical sites with possible products of C(C, H). PMID:24618284

  12. Rapid casting of patterned vascular networks for perfusable engineered three-dimensional tissues

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    Miller, Jordan S.; Stevens, Kelly R.; Yang, Michael T.; Baker, Brendon M.; Nguyen, Duc-Huy T.; Cohen, Daniel M.; Toro, Esteban; Chen, Alice A.; Galie, Peter A.; Yu, Xiang; Chaturvedi, Ritika; Bhatia, Sangeeta N.; Chen, Christopher S.

    2012-09-01

    In the absence of perfusable vascular networks, three-dimensional (3D) engineered tissues densely populated with cells quickly develop a necrotic core. Yet the lack of a general approach to rapidly construct such networks remains a major challenge for 3D tissue culture. Here, we printed rigid 3D filament networks of carbohydrate glass, and used them as a cytocompatible sacrificial template in engineered tissues containing living cells to generate cylindrical networks that could be lined with endothelial cells and perfused with blood under high-pressure pulsatile flow. Because this simple vascular casting approach allows independent control of network geometry, endothelialization and extravascular tissue, it is compatible with a wide variety of cell types, synthetic and natural extracellular matrices, and crosslinking strategies. We also demonstrated that the perfused vascular channels sustained the metabolic function of primary rat hepatocytes in engineered tissue constructs that otherwise exhibited suppressed function in their core.

  13. Corrosion behaviour of ductile cast irons partially modified with silicon in 0.03 M NaCl

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    NaCl. The increasing demand of ductile cast irons with extensive technological applications leads to enlarge the corrosion resistance of this group of metallic materials. In this sense, the use of different chemical compositions on such cast irons becomes one of the most interesting aspects among the different ways to improve their behaviour against corrosion due to the extra opportunity for increasing the mechanical properties. Additionally such improvements have to be made without any increase of processing costs to keep the interesting competitiveness of developed cast irons. In the present work the preliminary results obtained from corrosion tests made on a group of cast irons with different chemical compositions are presented. Among ductile cast irons, silicon content has been varied in order to investigate the effect of this element on corrosion resistance of the alloys. The obtained results show a slight improvement of this property for the alloys with high silicon content with respect to the conventional ones though such effect was found in the first time period of the corrosion tests. Interestingly this improvement was found for alloys that exhibit better tensile properties than the conventional ductile irons. Thus an important way for developing new ductile cast irons with improved corrosion properties by alloying has been opened. (Author)

  14. Corrosion Behaviour of Al (6063 Alloy (As-Cast and Age Hardened in H2SO4 Solution

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The heat treatment and corrosion of aluminum 6063 alloy was investigated. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of heat treatment on the microstructure and the corrosion of aluminum 6063 alloy using weight loss method. The samples conditions were; as-cast, solution treated, supersaturated and age hardened condition. They were soaked in a 10 molar solution of sulphuric acid and monitored with time. The corrosion rate was calculated for various immersion periods. The result shows that the corrosion rate of the alloy was due to the nature of heat treatment given to the samples. Similarly, it was also found that the corrosion rate of the Al(6063 alloy was higher in the as-cast sample compared to the heat treated alloy. The passivation on the heat treated Al(6063 alloy was a little more stable therefore reducing the corrosion rate after 35 days of immersion for the aged hardened samples.

  15. Maturation of the gastric microvasculature in Xenopus laevis (Lissamphibia, Anura) occurs at the transition from the herbivorous to the carnivorous lifestyle, predominantly by intussuceptive microvascular growth (IMG): a scanning electron microscope study of microvascular corrosion casts and correlative light microscopy

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    Lametschwandtner, Alois; Ho?ll, Monika; Bartel, Heidi; Anupunpisit, Vipavee; Minnich, Bernd

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    The microvascular bed of the stomach of Xenopus laevis and the changes it undergoes when the herbivorous tadpole becomes a carnivorous adult were studied by scanning electron microscopy of vascular corrosion casts and light microscopy of stained tissue sections. In tadpoles an upper and a lower gastric artery supplied, and upper, middle and lower medial and lateral gastric veins drained the vertically extending stomach. During metamorphosis, the stomach gained a horizontal cranio-caudal exten...

  16. Blood vessel remodeling in pig ovarian follicles during the periovulatory period: an immunohistochemistry and SEM-corrosion casting study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The present research aims to describe the process of vascular readjustment occurring in pig ovary during the periovulatory phase (from LH surge to ovulation that drives the transformation of the follicle, a limited blood supplied structure, into the corpus luteum, a highly vascularised endocrine gland required to maintain high levels of progesterone in pregnancy. The swine model was chosen because it is characterized by a long periovulatory window (about 40–44 hrs-similar to human that permits to recover follicles at a precise endocrinological timing. Methods By validated hormonal protocol (eCG+hCG, able to mimic the physiologic gonadotropin stimulation, preovulatory follicles (PreOFs, 60 h-eCG, follicles in the middle (early periovulatory follicles, EPerOFs, 18 h-hCG or late (LPerOFs, 36 h-hCG periovulatory phase were isolated from prepubertal gilts. To understand the angiogenic process, morphological/morphometrical analyses were performed by combining immunohistochemistry (IHC and SEM of vascular corrosion casts (VCC techniques. Results PreOFs showed a vascular plexus with proliferating endothelial cells (EPI. This plexus was characterized by a dense inner capillary network, with angiogenic figures, connected to the outer network by anastomotic vessels (arterioles and venules of the middle network. EPerOFs decreased their EPI, blood vessel extension in the outer network, and evidenced a reduced compactness of blood vessels. In LPerOFs, a rapid neovascularization was associated to an intensive tissue remodeling: the follicle acquired an undulated aspect presenting arterioles/venules near the basal membrane, increased vascular extension by EPI, sprouting and non-sprouting angiogenesis. The analysis of vascular geometric relations and branching angles evidenced similar values at all stages. Conclusion These data allow us to hypothesize that EPerOFs are in a quiescent status. LPerOFs represent the "metamorphic" follicles that rapidly turn-on angiogenesis to sustain a successful corpus luteum formation. Particularly, it is interesting to underlie that the non-sprouting angiogenesis, typical of structures in rapid neovascularization, occurred only in the LPerOFs. Moreover, vascular geometric relations showed as blood vessel remodeling occurs with the "maximum output and the minimum energetic expense". This knowledge will allow to better understand the mechanisms regulating the reproductive success and to clarify the complex physiological angiogenic process in adult tissues.

  17. Corrosion behaviour of unalloyed steel, cast steel and cast iron as final storage canister material in water-bearing granite rocks

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    During final storage of radioactive waste the corrosion behaviour of the canister materials is an important parameter. In this study the external corrosion behaviour of unalloyed steel, cast steel and cast iron in water-bearing granite rocks is discussed with a particular view to the conditions in Switzerland (temperature, pressure, water composition, etc.). The report is based on a critical literature review, on the author's own experience and on experience from other fields of technology. Furthermore, model calculations are made for corrosion rates to be expected in the presence of a mass transfer barrier. The most important results are as follows: -corrosion rates in waters and soils are low, provided oxygen is excluded or protective layers are formed, -under the expected conditions all of the relevant waters can produce significant corrosion, -the pressure dependence of the corrosion rate is small, while the temperature dependence is large, -in the presence of an effective convection and diffusion barrier (bentonite) the corrosion rate is very small (10-5 mm/year), -if such a barrier maintains its properties for the required lifetime of the final storage system the corrosion rate of the canister material can be neglected. (author)

  18. Effects of microbial redox cycling of iron on cast iron pipe corrosion in drinking water distribution systems.

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    Wang, Haibo; Hu, Chun; Zhang, Lili; Li, Xiaoxiao; Zhang, Yu; Yang, Min

    2014-11-15

    Bacterial characteristics in corrosion products and their effect on the formation of dense corrosion scales on cast iron coupons were studied in drinking water, with sterile water acting as a reference. The corrosion process and corrosion scales were characterized by electrochemical and physico-chemical measurements. The results indicated that the corrosion was more rapidly inhibited and iron release was lower due to formation of more dense protective corrosion scales in drinking water than in sterile water. The microbial community and denitrifying functional genes were analyzed by pyrosequencing and quantitative polymerase chain reactions (qPCR), respectively. Principal component analysis (PCA) showed that the bacteria in corrosion products played an important role in the corrosion process in drinking water. Nitrate-reducing bacteria (NRB) Acidovorax and Hydrogenophaga enhanced iron corrosion before 6 days. After 20 days, the dominant bacteria became NRB Dechloromonas (40.08%) with the protective corrosion layer formation. The Dechloromonas exhibited the stronger corrosion inhibition by inducing the redox cycling of iron, to enhance the precipitation of iron oxides and formation of Fe3O4. Subsequently, other minor bacteria appeared in the corrosion scales, including iron-respiring bacteria and Rhizobium which captured iron by the produced siderophores, having a weaker corrosion-inhibition effect. Therefore, the microbially-driven redox cycling of iron with associated microbial capture of iron caused more compact corrosion scales formation and lower iron release. PMID:25150521

  19. Long-term corrosion studies in vitro of amalgams and casting alloys in contact.

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    Moberg, L E

    1985-07-01

    One conventional amalgam and two amalgams with higher copper content were stored in contact with various dental casting alloys in phosphate-buffered 0.9% NaCl solution, pH 6, at 37 degrees C during 35 weeks. Every 7 weeks the solutions were changed, and the corrosion was measured by analyzing the solutions for the amount of Cu, Zn, Sn, Hg, Ag, Co, Cr, and Ni. In the first 7 weeks the amalgams immersed in contact with acrylic or Co-Cr alloys released small amounts of elements, whereas the release was larger when the amalgams were in contact with the gold alloys. During the rest of the experiment the release of elements tended towards the same level, independent of the casting alloy in contact. In general, the high copper amalgams released more corrosion products into the solutions than the conventional one. The release of corrosion products was strongly pH-dependent. Changing the solutions more often and saturating the solutions with oxygen decreased the amounts of Hg and Ag released. PMID:3864335

  20. The development of high strength corrosion resistant precipitation hardening cast steels

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    Abrahams, Rachel A.

    Precipitation Hardened Cast Stainless Steels (PHCSS) are a corrosion resistant class of materials which derive their properties from secondary aging after a normalizing heat treatment step. While PHCSS materials are available in austenitic and semi-austenitic forms, the martensitic PHCSS are most widely used due to a combination of high strength, good toughness, and corrosion resistance. If higher strength levels can be achieved in these alloys, these materials can be used as a lower-cost alternative to titanium for high specific strength applications where corrosion resistance is a factor. Although wrought precipitation hardened materials have been in use and specified for more than half a century, the specification and use of PHCSS has only been recent. The effects of composition and processing on performance have received little attention in the cast steel literature. The work presented in these investigations is concerned with the experimental study and modeling of microstructural development in cast martensitic precipitation hardened steels at high strength levels. Particular attention is focused on improving the performance of the high strength CB7Cu alloy by control of detrimental secondary phases, notably delta ferrite and retained austenite, which is detrimental to strength, but potentially beneficial in terms of fracture and impact toughness. The relationship between age processing and mechanical properties is also investigated, and a new age hardening model based on simultaneous precipitation hardening and tempering has been modified for use with these steels. Because the CB7Cu system has limited strength even with improved processing, a higher strength prototype Fe-Ni-Cr-Mo-Ti system has been designed and adapted for use in casting. This prototype is expected to develop high strengths matching or exceed that of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloys. Traditional multicomponent constitution phase diagrams widely used for phase estimation in conventional stainless steels, give poor estimates of secondary phases in PHCSS. No measureable retained austenite was observed in any of the CB7Cu-1 steels studied, in spite of the fact that austenite is predicted by the constitution diagrams. A designed experiment using computationally derived phase equilibrium diagrams and actual experimental tests on CB7Cu of different compositions suggests that the ferrite phase is less stable than the constitution diagrams for austenitic stainless steels suggest. Delta ferrite was also more stable in slower-cooled sand cast material as compared to thin, fast-cooled investment cast material. High temperature solutionizing treatments were effective in dissolving delta ferrite at temperatures above 1900°F (˜1040°C). Delta ferrite dissolution was found to proceed at high rates during initial dissolution, and then was found to slow after 1 hour. Diffusion during the later stages is well-predicted by classical diffusion models. Repeated solution treatments were found to modestly increase both ductility and strength, likely due to subgrain refinement through austenite regrowth. Multistaged aging provided superior strength and toughness increases over similarly peak-aged and near peak-aged material aged at a single temperature. Peak-aged material fractography suggested that low energy quasi-cleavage fracture was likely due to age precipitate embrittlement along with some nucleation of MnS particulates at prior austenite grain boundaries. Yield strengths approaching 190 ksi (1310MPa) can be achieved in CB7Cu-1 if appropriate best-practices "+" processing techniques are used. This includes hot isostatic processing to reduce solidification segregation and heal microporosity, high temperature homogenization for effective age hardening and ferrite reduction, double-cycle solutionizing for structure refinement, and multistaged age strengthening for finer precipitate control. The experimental prototype 11-11PH (Fe-Ni-Cr-Ti-Mo) casting alloys was cast and was found to be delta-ferrite free in the as-cast condition. In this material, proper quench process

  1. Risk based service life prediction of underground cast iron pipes subjected to corrosion

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    Aging and deterioration of underground cast iron pipes is inevitable after their long time in service, with corrosion being the most predominant mechanism for pipe failures. Although considerable research has been undertaken in the past few decades, more is on the effects of corrosion on structural capacity of pipes than that on the prediction of their service life. This paper presents a methodology to quantitatively assess the risk of pipe collapse and predict its remaining service life using a time-dependent reliability theory. The concept of stress intensity in fracture mechanics is employed to establish the failure criterion of pipe collapse. An empirical model is derived for maximum pit growth of corrosion from the available data based on mathematical regressions. An example is provided to illustrate the application of the proposed method. It is found in the paper that the risk of pipe collapse increases with an increase in the diameter of the pipe for both external and internal corrosion. It is also found that the tougher the pipe is, the smaller the risk of its collapse. The paper concludes that a time-dependent reliability method is a very useful tool to predict the risk of pipe collapse and its remaining service life. The proposed method can help the water industry develop rehabilitation or replacement strategy for existing pipe networks with a view for better management of the pipe asset

  2. Corrosion behaviour of chemical conversion treatments on as-cast Mg-Al alloys: Electrochemical and non-electrochemical methods

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    Magnesium alloys are often used in as-cast conditions. So, the aim of this work is to characterize the corrosion protection of as-cast AZ91D alloys coated with simple chemical conversion (phosphate-permanganate, and cerium-based coatings). With the two coatings, the electrochemical measurements show that the corrosion protection is due to both the inhibition of cathodic and anodic reactions, because of the presence of stable CeO2 or manganese oxides in basic pH. Nevertheless, the non-electrochemical tests of corrosion are required to bring to light the healing effect of phosphate-permanganate coating compared to Ce-coating and to describe the corrosion behaviour completely. Finally phosphoric and soda pickling associated to phosphate-permanganate conversion treatment or cerium coating are ecologically efficient alternatives to fluoride-based pickling and the chromating treatment.

  3. Corrosion behaviour of chemical conversion treatments on as-cast Mg-Al alloys: Electrochemical and non-electrochemical methods

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    Rocca, E. [Institut Jean Lamour UMR CNRS 7198, Nancy Universite - Corrosion Group, B.P. 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy (France)], E-mail: emmanuel.rocca@lcsm.uhp-nancy.fr; Juers, C.; Steinmetz, J. [Institut Jean Lamour UMR CNRS 7198, Nancy Universite - Corrosion Group, B.P. 70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy (France)

    2010-06-15

    Magnesium alloys are often used in as-cast conditions. So, the aim of this work is to characterize the corrosion protection of as-cast AZ91D alloys coated with simple chemical conversion (phosphate-permanganate, and cerium-based coatings). With the two coatings, the electrochemical measurements show that the corrosion protection is due to both the inhibition of cathodic and anodic reactions, because of the presence of stable CeO{sub 2} or manganese oxides in basic pH. Nevertheless, the non-electrochemical tests of corrosion are required to bring to light the healing effect of phosphate-permanganate coating compared to Ce-coating and to describe the corrosion behaviour completely. Finally phosphoric and soda pickling associated to phosphate-permanganate conversion treatment or cerium coating are ecologically efficient alternatives to fluoride-based pickling and the chromating treatment.

  4. Laser treatment of dual matrix structured cast iron surface: Corrosion resistance of surface

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    Yilbas, B. S.; Toor, I.; Karatas, C.; Malik, J.; Ovali, I.

    2015-01-01

    Laser gas assisted treatment of dual matrix structured cast iron surface is carried out and the corrosion response of the surface is examined. A carbon film containing 15% SiC particles and remaining 85% carbon are formed at the workpiece surface prior to the laser treatment process. The formation of carbon film enhances the absorption of the incident laser beam and accommodates uniformly the SiC particles at the workpiece surface. Nitrogen at high pressure is used as an assisting gas during the laser treatment process. Metallurgical and morphological changes in the laser treated layer are examined using a scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Electrochemical tests are carried out to measure the corrosion response of the laser treated and untreated workpiece surfaces. It is found that laser treatment results in a dense layer consisting of fine grains, partially dissolved SiC, and nitrogen compounds in the treated region, which improves corrosion resistance of the laser treated workpiece surface.

  5. Eddy current measurement system evaluation for corrosion depth determination on cast aluminum aircraft structure

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    Singh, Surendra; Greving, Dan; Kinney, Andy; Vensel, Fred; Ohm, Jim; Peeler, Mike

    2013-01-01

    An eddy current (EC) technique was developed to determine the corrosion depth on a bare flange face of a cast aluminum A356-T6 aircraft engine structure. The EC response and the corrosion depths determined through metallurgical cross sections were used to develop an empirical relation between EC response and depth. The EC technique and depth determination are used to inspect the engine structures during overhaul to determine if they are fit for continued service. An accurate and reliable Non-Destructive Inspection is required to ensure that structures returned to service are safe for continued operation. NDE system reliability demonstrations of the eddy current technique are traditionally reported in terms of Probability of Detection (POD) data using MIL-HDBK-1823A. However, the calculation of POD data is based on a simple linear predictive model that is valid only if certain criteria are met. These are: 1) NDE system response is measurable (i.e. continuous data), 2) Flaw size is known and measurable (i.e. continuous data), 3) relationship between the NDE system response and flaw size is linear (or linear on a log scale), 4) variation in measured responseresponse around a predicted response for a given flaw size is normally distributed, 5) the variation around the predicted response is constant (i.e. variation does not change with flaw size), and 6) inherent variability in the NDE system is known and fully understood. In this work, a Measurement System Evaluation (MSE) of the Eddy Current System was used to address some of these concerns. This work was completed on two aircraft structures having varying corrosion depths. The data were acquired in a random manner at fifty regions of interests (ROIs). Three operators participated in this study, and each operator measured Eddy Current response three times in each ROI. In total, there were four hundred and fifty data points collected. Following this, the two structures were sectioned for measuring corrosion depth. The obtained EC response and depth data were used for quantifying the EC System inherent variability by determining Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA), Gage R&R, control charts, Gage run charts, and regression curve. Initial results from this study show that the Eddy Current System is capable for determining corrosion depths on the structures as well as for discriminating good parts from bad.

  6. Corrosion behavior of silver-palladium dental casting alloys in artificial saliva

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    Krajewski, Katherine Mary

    Ag-Pd dental casting alloys have been used as alternatives to high gold alloys in restorative dentistry since the 1980s. These alloys exhibited mechanical properties superior to gold alloys and excellent adherence to porcelain in porcelain fused to metal (PFM) restorations, such as dental crowns. However, later increases in the price of palladium along with concerns regarding possible allergic reactions and palladium's cytotoxicity have limited the use of these alloys. Evaluation of the biocompatibility concern requires a better understanding of the interaction of Ag-Pd alloys with the oral environment, and the cost problem would be lessened if the palladium content could be reduced without lowering the corrosion resistance. Previous studies have shown differences in the corrosion behavior between Pd-rich and Ag-rich alloys, but the mechanisms of the two behaviors are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to characterize the electrochemical behavior of binary Ag-Pd alloys under conditions simulating the exposure in the oral cavity. Electrochemical measurements, surface and solution analysis were performed with alloy composition, electrolyte composition, and exposure time as variables. Results showed the corrosion behavior for all alloys was governed by the formation of an insoluble thiocyanate salt combined with selective dissolution of Ag for the Pd-rich alloys. The tendency to form thiocyanate was found to dominate over the tendency to form chloride, the formation of which was suggested in other studies. The electrode behavior has been explained on the basis of the theory of behavior of electrodes of the second kind. The difference in behavior of Ag-rich and Pd-rich alloys has been related to the difference in the solubility of the salts and difference in bonding of thiocyanate with Pd and Ag.

  7. Corrosion resistance of cast irons and titanium alloys as reference engineered metal barriers for use in basalt geologic storage: a literature assessment

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    A survey and assessment of the literature on the corrosion resistance of cast irons and low-alloy titanium are presented. Selected engineering properties of cast iron and titanium are briefly described; however, the corrosion resistance of cast iron and titanium in aqueous solutions or in soils and their use in a basalt repository are emphasized. In evaluating the potential use of cast iron and titanium as structural barrier materials for long-lived nuclear waste packages, it is assumed that titanium has the general corrosion resistance to be used in relatively thin cross sections whereas the cost and availability of cast iron allows its use even in very thick cross sections. Based on this assumption, the survey showed that: The uniform corrosion of low-alloy titanium in a basalt environment is expected to be extremely low. A linear extrapolation of general corrosion rates with an added corrosion allowance suggests that a 3.2- to 6.4-mm-thick wall may have a life of 1000 yr. Pitting and crevice corrosion are not likely corrosion modes in basalt ground waters. It is also unlikely that stress corrosion cracking (SCC) will occur in the commercially pure (CP) titanium alloy or in palladiumor molybdenum-alloyed titanium materials. Low-alloy cast irons may be used as barrier metals if the environment surrounding the metal keeps the alloy in the passive range. The solubility of the corrosion product and the semipermeable nature of the oxide film allow significant uniform corrosion over long time periods. A linear extrapolation of high-temperature corrosion rates on carbon steels and corrosion rates of cast irons in soils gives an estimated metal penetration of 51 to 64 mm after 1000 yr. A corrosion allowance of 3 to 5 times that suggests that an acceptable cast iron wall may be from 178 to 305 mm thick. Although they cannot be fully assessed, pitting and crevice corrosion should not affect cast iron due to the ground-water chemistry of basalt

  8. MCC [Materials Characterization Center] corrosion tests at reference testing conditions for A27 cast steel in Hanford ground water

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    The corrosion of A27 cast steel in synthetic Hanford ground water was characterized by uniform wastage of the metal with no evidence of pitting or intergranular corrosion. The average corrosion rate decreased with increasing test duration which indicated that the corrosion rate for long time periods can be conservatively predicted for conditions simulated by these tests. The corrosion products for the static and flowby tests were very similar and consisted of a gel-like, very adherent, amorphous layer next to the metal with adherent packing material (basalt = bentonite) attached. The corrosion product for the air/steam tests was a very thin, asherent layer that was uniform over the specimen surfaces. No spalling was observed for periods as long as 120 days. The amount of corrosion for the air/steam tests at 3000C was very small with an average corrosion rate of 1.62 ?m/y for 120-day tests. The corrosion rate decreased with time and there was no indication of localized corrosion. A comparison of interlaboratory results for the three kinds of corrosion tests indicated that a relative large component of variability occurred between laboratories compared to smaller variations within each laboratory. For the longest tests compared, the total individual specimen relative standard deviations, including within-laboratory variations and between-laboratory variations, were 12% for the 120-day pressure vessel tests, 15% for the 300-day flowby tests, and 26% for the 1e 300-day flowby tests, and 26% for the 120-day air/steam tests

  9. Microcirculatory patterns in human pancreas: supplementary observations of vascular casts by scanning electron microscopy.

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    Murakami, T; Fujita, T; Tanaka, T; Tsubouchi, M; Tsubouchi, Y; Taguchi, T; Ohtsuka, A; Kikuta, A

    1994-03-01

    The blood vascular bed of two human pancreata was replicated partially by arterial perfusion of intentionally reduced amounts of low viscosity methacrylate resin, to be observed with a scanning electron microscope. The findings were compared with those obtained from a pancreas replicated completely by a sufficient amount of resin. Complete replication confirmed our previous findings (MURAKAMI et al., 1992) that many exocrine lobules contained one or more endocrine islets, which preferentially issued insulo-acinar portal vessels continuous with the lobular capillaries. Incomplete replication demonstrated that the casting medium filled blood capillaries in the endocrine islets more promptly than those in the exocrine lobules and secretory ducts. Furthermore, islet-containing lobules allowed a more rapid resin flow to the exocrine tissue via the insulo-acinar portal route than did the lobules lacking an islet. Since the resin medium used had the viscosity of blood and was injected under physiological pressure, the results obtained by the incomplete arterial injections are believed to suggest the physiological state of blood flow in the pancreas. PMID:8198839

  10. Microstructure, mechanical property and corrosion behavior of interpenetrating (HA + ?-TCP)/MgCa composite fabricated by suction casting

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    The novel interpenetrating (HA + ?-TCP)/MgCa composites were fabricated by infiltrating MgCa alloy into porous HA + ?-TCP using suction casting technique. The microstructure, mechanical properties and corrosion behaviors of the composites have been evaluated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), mechanical testing, electrochemical and immersion tests. It was shown that the composites had compact structure and the interfacial bonding between MgCa alloy and HA + ?-TCP scaffolds was very well. The ultimate compressive strength of the composites was about 500–1000 fold higher than that of the original porous scaffolds, and it still retained quarter-half of the strength of the bulk MgCa alloy. The electrochemical and immersion tests indicated that the corrosion resistance of the composites was better than that of the MgCa matrix alloy, and the corrosion products of the composite surface were mainly Mg(OH)2, HA and Ca3(PO4)2. Meanwhile, the mechanical and corrosive properties of the (HA + ?-TCP)/MgCa composites were adjustable by the choice of HA content. - Highlights: • The composites were fabricated by infiltrating MgCa alloy into porous HA + ?-TCP. • The microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties were investigated. • It showed composites had compact structures and good interfacial bonding. • The mechanical and corrosive properties can be adjustable by the HA content. The corrosion mechanism of the composite has been explained

  11. Characterization of biofilm and corrosion of cast iron pipes in drinking water distribution system with UV/Cl2 disinfection.

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    Zhu, Ying; Wang, Haibo; Li, Xiaoxiao; Hu, Chun; Yang, Min; Qu, Jiuhui

    2014-09-01

    The effect of UV/Cl2 disinfection on the biofilm and corrosion of cast iron pipes in drinking water distribution system were studied using annular reactors (ARs). Passivation occurred more rapidly in the AR with UV/Cl2 than in the one with Cl2 alone, decreasing iron release for higher corrosivity of water. Based on functional gene, pyrosequencing assays and principal component analysis, UV disinfection not only reduced the required initial chlorine dose, but also enhanced denitrifying functional bacteria advantage in the biofilm of corrosion scales. The nitrate-reducing bacteria (NRB) Dechloromonas exhibited the greatest corrosion inhibition by inducing the redox cycling of iron to enhance the precipitation of iron oxides and formation of Fe3O4 in the AR with UV/Cl2, while the rhizobia Bradyrhizobium and Rhizobium, and the NRB Sphingomonas, Brucella producing siderophores had weaker corrosion-inhibition effect by capturing iron in the AR with Cl2. These results indicated that the microbial redox cycling of iron was possibly responsible for higher corrosion inhibition and lower effect of water Larson-Skold Index (LI) changes on corrosion. This finding could be applied toward the control of water quality in drinking water distribution systems. PMID:24859195

  12. Microstructure, mechanical property and corrosion behavior of interpenetrating (HA + ?-TCP)/MgCa composite fabricated by suction casting

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    Wang, X., E-mail: wangxiang@hrbeu.edu.cn [Center for Biomedical Materials and Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Dong, L.H.; Li, J.T.; Li, X.L. [Center for Biomedical Materials and Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Ma, X.L. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080 (China); Zheng, Y.F. [Center for Biomedical Materials and Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2013-10-15

    The novel interpenetrating (HA + ?-TCP)/MgCa composites were fabricated by infiltrating MgCa alloy into porous HA + ?-TCP using suction casting technique. The microstructure, mechanical properties and corrosion behaviors of the composites have been evaluated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), mechanical testing, electrochemical and immersion tests. It was shown that the composites had compact structure and the interfacial bonding between MgCa alloy and HA + ?-TCP scaffolds was very well. The ultimate compressive strength of the composites was about 500–1000 fold higher than that of the original porous scaffolds, and it still retained quarter-half of the strength of the bulk MgCa alloy. The electrochemical and immersion tests indicated that the corrosion resistance of the composites was better than that of the MgCa matrix alloy, and the corrosion products of the composite surface were mainly Mg(OH){sub 2}, HA and Ca{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2}. Meanwhile, the mechanical and corrosive properties of the (HA + ?-TCP)/MgCa composites were adjustable by the choice of HA content. - Highlights: • The composites were fabricated by infiltrating MgCa alloy into porous HA + ?-TCP. • The microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties were investigated. • It showed composites had compact structures and good interfacial bonding. • The mechanical and corrosive properties can be adjustable by the HA content. • The corrosion mechanism of the composite has been explained.

  13. Corrosion inhibition of Eleusine aegyptiaca and Croton rottleri leaf extracts on cast iron surface in 1 M HCl medium

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    Rajeswari, Velayutham; Kesavan, Devarayan; Gopiraman, Mayakrishnan; Viswanathamurthi, Periasamy; Poonkuzhali, Kaliyaperumal; Palvannan, Thayumanavan

    2014-09-01

    The adsorption and corrosion inhibition activities of Eleusine aegyptiaca (E. aegyptiaca) and Croton rottleri (C. rottleri) leaf extracts on cast iron corrosion in 1 M hydrochloric acid solution were studied first time by weight loss and electrochemical techniques viz., Tafel polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The results obtained from the weight loss and electrochemical methods showed that the inhibition efficiency increased with inhibitor concentrations. It was found that the extracts acted as mixed-type inhibitors. The addition of halide additives (KCl, KBr, and KI) on the inhibition efficiency has also been investigated. The adsorption of the inhibitors on cast iron surface both in the presence and absence of halides follows the Langmuir adsorption isotherm model. The inhibiting nature of the inhibitors was supported by FT-IR, UV-vis, Wide-angle X-ray diffraction and SEM methods.

  14. A CORROSION CAST STUDY OF RAMIFICATION PATTERN OF PORTAL VEIN IN RIGHT LOBE OF HUMAN LIVER

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    Full Text Available Objectives: The aim of the study was to know the intrahepatic ramification pattern of portal vein in right lobe of liver & its variations. Methods: 25 human fresh livers were obtained after autopsy and studied by corrosion cast method. Polymeric granules of butyl butyrate were dissolved in acetone and 20% homogenous solution was made. Solution was injected into portal vein and the injected liver was placed in 10 % formal saline for 24 hours at room temperature (20°C for polymerization of infused butyl butyrate solution. Maceration of liver tissue achieved by whole-organ immersion in 1.8 N KOH solution at 68°C for 24 hrs. Each cast thus obtained was preserved in glycerin and details were studied. Results: The length of the right portal vein varies 0.5 to 1.8 cm (1.2 cm. The right portal vein bifurcated into second order branches - right anterior portal vein (RAPV & right posterior portal vein (RPPV in 87 % of the cases, while trifurcated in rest of 13 % of cases. The angle between the anterior and posterior division ranged from 58°-95 °. Anterio-superior (P8 branch shown three type of ramification - Bifurcation type (72 %, P8- one pedicle type (8 % and P8- trifurcation type (20%. Anterio-inferior (P5 max branch shown the three type of ramification pattern - P5 -common type (72 %, P5 – P8 anterior type (28 % but P5 – P8 posterior type was not observed. Right Posterior Portal Vein has shown three types of ramification pattern - Type I-Fan shaped (64%,Type II (28 % & Type III-Trifurcation type (8%. Conclusions: The findings of present study on hepatic vasculature have immense importance in the field of hepato-biliary surgeries like hepatic resection, segmentectomy and liver transplantation.

  15. Moessbauer study of the composition and corrosion behaviour of electrodeposited and cast brass containing 1-4 m% tin

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    Moessbauer measurements on electrodeposited and cast brass containing 1-4 m% tin were carried out using conversion electron detector. It was found that the tin formed phases with copper but not with zinc. The identified phases were ?, ?, epsilon and eta and their ratio depended on the tin concentration and on the preparation process of the brass. The corrosion behaviour of the samples was also studied. (author)

  16. Maximizing Modern Distribution of Complex Anatomical Spatial Information: 3D Reconstruction and Rapid Prototype Production of Anatomical Corrosion Casts of Human Specimens

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    Li, Jianyi; Nie, Lanying; Li, Zeyu; Lin, Lijun; Tang, Lei; Ouyang, Jun

    2012-01-01

    Anatomical corrosion casts of human specimens are useful teaching aids. However, their use is limited due to ethical dilemmas associated with their production, their lack of perfect reproducibility, and their consumption of original specimens in the process of casting. In this study, new approaches with modern distribution of complex anatomical…

  17. Corrosion behaviour of some cast stainless steels and high alloy white irons in scrubber solutions of flue gas desulfurization plants

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    Weight loss and electrochemical measurements have been used to determine the ranges of applicability of cast austenitic stainless steel Werkstoff No. 1.4408, of two special cast ferritic-austenitic stainless steels NORIDUR 9.4460 and NORICLOR NC 246 and of two high alloy Cr and CrMo white irons in scrubber solutions of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) plants. Whereas the Werkstoff No. 1.4408 cannot be used due to its insufficient resistance to general and localized corrosion, NORIDUR 9.4460 can be used in scrubber solutions with pH > 2.5 and chloride concentrations up to 80 g/l, NORICLOR NC 246 with 5% Mo even in liquids with pH > 1.5 and chlorides up to 100 g/l. At lower pH-values both duplex stainless steels show active corrosion of either the austenite or the ferrite depending on the contents of hydrochloric acid in the solution. At higher chloride concentrations pitting occurs on the passive materials. The CrMo white iron NORILOY NL 252 with 25% Cr and 2% Mo can be used in scrubber liquids with pH > 3.5. As the ferritic matrix is cathodically protected by the precipitated carbides, there is no sensitivity of this alloy to chlorides. In liquids with pH < 3.5 there is selective corrosion of the ferritic matrix. For practical application of all these cast alloys the limits for purely corrosive attack have to be modified to assure resistance to a superposition of corrosion, erosion/abrasion and cavitation on parts exposed to real flow conditions in FGD scrubbers. (orig.l flow conditions in FGD scrubbers. (orig.)

  18. Microstructure, mechanical property and corrosion behavior of co-continuous ?-TCP/MgCa composite manufactured by suction casting

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    Highlights: • The novel co-continuous ?-TCP/MgCa composite was fabricated using suction casting technique. • The microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties of the composite were investigated. • It showed the composite had compact structure and good interfacial combination. • The ultimate compressive strength of the composite was near with the natural bone. • And the corrosion resistance of the composite was better than that of the MgCa bulk alloy. - Abstract: The co-continuous ?-TCP/MgCa composite was fabricated by infiltrating MgCa alloy into porous ?-TCP using suction casting technique. The microstructure, mechanical property and corrosion behaviors of the composite have been evaluated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), mechanical testing, electrochemical and immersion tests. It was shown that the composite structure was compact and the interfacial combination between MgCa alloy and ?-TCP scaffold was very well. The composite had an ultimate compressive strength of (147 ± 13) MPa, which was near with the natural bone (2–180 MPa) and about 1000-fold higher than that of the original porous ?-TCP scaffold, but it still retained over half of the strength of the MgCa bulk alloy. The electrochemical and immersion tests indicated that the corrosion resistance of the composite was better than that of the MgCa bulk alloy, and the corrosion rate of the MgCa matrix alloy was quicker than that of the porous scaffold for the composite. The corrosion products of the composite surface were mainly Mg(OH)2, hydroxyapatite (HA) and Ca3(PO4)2

  19. Improvement of corrosion resistance of cast iron by laser surface melting; Laser hyomen yoyu shori ni yoru chutetsu no taishokusei no kaizen

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    Osawa, M. [Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-01-15

    Laser surface melting (LSM) treatment using continuous wave CO2 laser was applied for improvement of general corrosion of nodular graphite cast iron and grey cast iron. Corrosion behavior of as-melted` surface and reheated surface were evaluated by immersion and potentiodynamic tests. A chill surface layer was formed due to rapid solidification in applying LSM treatment, and corrosion rate in 0.05 kmol/m{sup 3}-H2SO4 solution decreased except heat affected zone. By LSM treatment, current density decreased in passive range in anodic polarization curves, which coincided with immersion test. This improvement of corrosion resistance by LSM treatment is caused by the disappearance of graphite due to rapid solidification. Resistance to general corrosion of LSM specimen was maintained by reheating treatment, which coincided with anodic polarization curves. 8 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Corrosion behaviour of the AlSi6Cu4 alloy and cast AlSi6Cu4-graphite particles composite

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    Holecek, S.; Nadolski, M.; Konopka, Z.; Lagiewka, M.; Pozar, J.; Zyska, A.

    2009-01-01

    The corrosion behaviour of the AlSi6Cu4 alloy as a composite matrix and of composites with 8% vol. of graphite particles was investigated. The corrosion experiments were performed over a range of elevated temperatures and were carried out in sea water (3.5%NaCl solution). We have focused our attention to the determination of the mode of corrosion attack and to the determination of the rate ofcorrosion and other corrosion characteristics. Both as-cast and annealed matrix and composite specimen...

  1. Investigations of high-temperature corrosion of Cr-Ni cast steel

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    Zapa?a, R.; Kalandyk, B.

    2009-01-01

    Austenitic cast steels of Cr25-Ni32-Nb grade have found wide application in chemical and petrochemical industries. This study discusses the problem of the kinetics of oxidation of these materials in the atmosphere of laboratory air at temperatures of 930 and 1000 °C. Considering the operating conditions of castings (centrifugally cast reformer tubes), the results of the oxidation test of specimens taken from the zone of columnar crystals and equiaxial grains were presented.

  2. Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction (E-SMARRT): Optimization of Heat Treatments on Stainless Steel Castings for Improved Corrosion Resistance and Mechanical Properties

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    John N. DuPont; Jeffrey D. Farren; Andrew W. Stockdale; Brett M. Leister

    2012-06-30

    It is commonly believed that high alloy steel castings have inferior corrosion resistance to their wrought counterparts as a result of the increased amount of microsegregation remaining in the as-cast structure. Homogenization and dissolution heat treatments are often utilized to reduce or eliminate the residual microsegregation and dissolve the secondary phases. Detailed electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) and light optical microscopy (LOM) were utilized to correlate the amount of homogenization and dissolution present after various thermal treatments with calculated values and with the resultant corrosion resistance of the alloys.The influence of heat treatment time and temperature on the homogenization and dissolution kinetics were investigated using stainless steel alloys CN3MN and CK3MCuN. The influence of heat treatment time and temperature on the impact toughness and corrosion reistance of cast stainless steel alloys CF-3, CF-3M, CF-8, and CF-8M was also investigated.

  3. Maturation of the gastric microvasculature in Xenopus laevis (Lissamphibia, Anura) occurs at the transition from the herbivorous to the carnivorous lifestyle, predominantly by intussuceptive microvascular growth (IMG): a scanning electron microscope study of microvascular corrosion casts and correlative light microscopy.

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    Lametschwandtner, Alois; Höll, Monika; Bartel, Heidi; Anupunpisit, Vipavee; Minnich, Bernd

    2012-06-01

    The microvascular bed of the stomach of Xenopus laevis and the changes it undergoes when the herbivorous tadpole becomes a carnivorous adult were studied by scanning electron microscopy of vascular corrosion casts and light microscopy of stained tissue sections. In tadpoles an upper and a lower gastric artery supplied, and upper, middle and lower medial and lateral gastric veins drained the vertically extending stomach. During metamorphosis, the stomach gained a horizontal cranio-caudal extension and vessels accordingly become dorsal and ventral gastric arteries, and anterior, middle and posterior gastric veins, respectively. Up to stage 64 (late climax) mucosal capillaries formed a polygonal network of wide immature-looking capillaries ensheathing gastric glands in a basket-like manner. From stage 64 onwards, blood vessels of the stomach appeared mature, revealed a clear hierarchy and were correlated closely with the histomorphology of the stomach, which had also gained the adult pattern. Within the gastric mucosa, ascending arterioles branched in a fountain-like pattern into wide subepithelial capillaries establishing a centripetal blood flow along the gastric glands, which makes an ultrashort control loop of glandular cells within the branched tubular gastric glands very unlikely. Formation of the stomach external muscular layer started at stage 57 when smooth muscle cells locally formed a single longitudinal and one-to-two single circular layers. Abundant signs of intussusceptive microvascular growth and rare vascular sprouts in vascular corrosion casts indicated that the larval-to-adult microvascular pattern formation of the stomach of Xenopus laevis Daudin occurs predominantly by non-sprouting angiogenesis. PMID:22237922

  4. [Scanning electron microscopic study on corrosion casts for rabbit ovarian follicle microvasculature during the ovulatory and luteinizing process (author's transl)].

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    Kanzaki, H

    1981-11-01

    The microvasculature of rabbit ovarian follicles were investigated three-dimensionally with resin casting/SEM technique during ovulation and corpus luteum formation. The basic vascular pattern around Graafian follicles remains essentially unchanged, except for expansion of the blood vessels to keep pace with follicle growth, until ovulation occurs. The resin leaked out from the inner capillary wreath and could not get into the apical vessels just prior to ovulation. These findings indicate the increased capillary permeability and congestion of blood stream at the apical region shortly before ovulation. At 3-5 hours after ovulation, the unusually dilated vessels were developed into the follicular cavity, and then the fine vessels in radiating arrangement sprouted from the theca capillary wreath in one or two days. There seems to be regulatory roles of vascular systems in ovulatory and luteinizing process. PMID:7320593

  5. Effects of the Exposure to Corrosive Salts on the Frictional Behavior of Gray Cast Iron and a Titanium-Based Metal Matrix Composite

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    Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; Truhan, Jr., John J [ORNL; Kenik, Edward A [ORNL

    2007-01-01

    The introduction of increasingly aggressive road-deicing chemicals has created significant and costly corrosion problems for the trucking industry. From a tribological perspective, corrosion of the sliding surfaces of brakes after exposure to road salts can create oxide scales on the surfaces that affect friction. This paper describes experiments on the effects of exposure to sodium chloride and magnesium chloride sprays on the transient frictional behavior of cast iron and a titanium-based composite sliding against a commercial brake lining material. Corrosion scales on cast iron initially act as abrasive third-bodies, then they become crushed, spread out, and behave as a solid lubricant. The composition and subsurface microstructures of the corrosion products on the cast iron were analyzed. Owing to its greater corrosion resistance, the titanium composite remained scale-free and its frictional response was markedly different. No corrosion scales were formed on the titanium composite after aggressive exposure to salts; however, a reduction in friction was still observed. Unlike the crystalline sodium chloride deposits that tended to remain dry, hygroscopic magnesium chloride deposits absorbed ambient moisture from the air, liquefied, and retained a persistent lubricating effect on the titanium surfaces.

  6. Wear and Corrosion Resistance of Fe Based Coatings by HVOF Sprayed on Gray Cast-Iron for Automotive Application

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study, commercially available FeSiNiCr and FeBCr alloy powders were designed with suitable compositions, gas atomized and then coated on gray cast-iron substrate. The microstructures of the feed stock Fe based alloy powders and the coatings were investigated by means of optical microscopy (OM, X-Ray diffraction (XRD, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM. In the present study, both the coating materials experienced two-body wear mechanisms. The results showed that for loads of 0.05 N, 0.1 N and 0.2 N, the wear resistance of FeBCr coating was less than FeSiNiCr by 44 %, 40 % and 31 %, respectively. The results indicated that the coated substrates exhibited lower corrosion current densities and lower corrosion rates, when placed in 20 wt.% H2SO4 solutions. In addition, the use of optimal spraying parameters/conditions gave improvements to the corrosion resistance of the substrates that had been treated with the crystalline coating.

  7. Effect of Heat Treatments on the Microstructure, Hardness and Corrosion Behavior of Nondendritic AlSi9Cu3(Fe) Cast Alloy

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    Zazi, Nacer

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we studied the influence of heat treatments on properties of AlSi9Cu3(Fe) nondendritic cast alloy. Solution heat treatment, six hours at 520 °C, while making the grains more spherical modifies corrosion morphology into intergranular corrosion and corrosion surrounding spherical particles in 3 % NaCl solution. Past solution treatment, quenching at 520 °C after one hour with two weeks of natural aging transform the shape of grains into equiaxes form. Two weeks of natural aging a...

  8. Corrosion rate of unalloyed steels and cast irons in reducing granitic groundwaters and chloride solutions

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    Measurements of the corrosion rate of unalloyed steel have been made under conditions representative for repositories in the granitic bedrock of Northern Switzerland using two independent methods: (1) immersion tests in two representative groundwaters, with and without bentonite; (2) hydrogen evolution measurements in these groundwaters. The immersion tests were carried out at 800C and 1400C. In both cases the corrosion rate was higher than 50 ?m/a as determined at the end of the first observation period of about 500 h. Corrosion rates of under 10 ?m/a were estimated after the first 500 h. The corrosion rates were similar in both groundwaters with mineralizations of approx. 3 g/l and 14 g/l respectively, and were generally higher at 800C than at 1400C. The hydrogen evolution measurements allow an hourly determination of the corrosion rate, with a sensitivity expressed as a corrosion rate of better than 0.1 ?m/a. The results generally confirm the observation made in the immersion testing; high corrosion rates were observed over the first few days but then decreased to values well below 10 ?m/a. The steady state corrosion rates measured were 1.1 ?m/a, 6.5 ?m/a, and 2.5 ?m/a at 250C, 500C, and 800C respectively in the water with the higher mineralization. The inverse temperature effect on corrosion rate above 500C is attributed to a change in the nature of the passive film at higher temperatures

  9. Corrosion

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    Slabaugh, W. H.

    1974-01-01

    Presents some materials for use in demonstration and experimentation of corrosion processes, including corrosion stimulation and inhibition. Indicates that basic concepts of electrochemistry, crystal structure, and kinetics can be extended to practical chemistry through corrosion explanation. (CC)

  10. Corrosion behaviour of water waste on the gray cast iron sanitary pipelines

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    The works of Plato (427-347 B.C.) contained the written description of corrosion. Plato defined rust as the earthy component separating out of the metal. (Georgius Agrico La) held to the same opinion some 2000 years later in his great mineralogical work De Natura Fossilium Iron rust (rat. Ferrug or Rubigo) is, so to speak, assertion of metallic iron. Iron can be protected against this defect by various wrapping, such as red lead, white lead, gypsum, bitumen or tar. Gaius Secundus Pliny also mentioned bitumen, pitch, white lead, and gypsum as protecting iron and bronze against corrosion. He reported that Alexander the Great had constructed Ponton Bridge at Zeugmar on the Euphrates with the aid of an iron chain. Link's that were inserted later suffered rust attacks, While the original ones remained immune. The opinion, sometimes expressed today, that modern iron inferior and more corrosion than old iron, was thus current even in ancient times. The concept of the corrosion process derived from the latin corrodere ( to eat away, to destroy ), first appeared in the philosophical transaction in 1667. It was discussed in German from the Frensh on the manufacture of white lead in 1785 and was mentioned in 1836 in the translation of an English paper by Savy on the cathodic protection of iron in sea water. However, almost unit the present day, the term was indiscriminately for corrosion reaction effects, and corrosion damage

  11. MCC corrosion tests at reference testing conditions for A27 cast steel in Hanford ground water

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    The Materials Characterization Center (MCC) at Pacific Northwest Laboratory is performing three kinds of corrosion tests for the Basalt Waste Isolation Project (BWIP) to establish the interlaboratory reproducibility and uncertainty of corrosion rates of container materials for high-level nuclear waste. The three types of corrosion tests were selected to address two distinct conditions that are expected in a repository constructed in basalt. An air/steam test is designed to address corrosion during the operational period and static pressure vessel and flowby tests are designed to address corrosion under conditions that bound the conditions during the post-closure period of the repository. The results of tests at reference testing conditions, which were defined to facilitate interlaboratory comparison of data, are presented. Data are reported for the BWIP/MCC-105.5 Air/Steam Test, BWIP/MCC-105.1 Static Pressure Vessel, and BWIP/MC-105.4 Flowby Test. In those cases where data are available from a second laboratory, a statistical analysis of interlaboratory results is reported and expected confidence intervals for mean corrosion rates are given. Other statistical treatment of data include analyses of the effects of vessel-to-vessel variations, test capsule variations for the flowby test, and oven-to-oven variations for air/steam tests. 5 references, 4 figures, 9 tables

  12. Effect of bacterial communities on the formation of cast iron corrosion tubercles in reclaimed water.

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    Jin, Juntao; Wu, Guangxue; Guan, Yuntao

    2015-03-15

    To understand the role bacterial communities play in corrosion scale development, the morphological and physicochemical characteristics of corrosion scales in raw and disinfected reclaimed water were systematically investigated. Corrosion tubercles were found in raw reclaimed water while thin corrosion layers formed in disinfected reclaimed water. The corrosion tubercles, composed mainly of ?-FeOOH, ?-FeOOH, and CaCO3, consisted of an top surface; a shell containing more magnetite than other layers; a core in association with stalks produced by bacteria; and a corroded layer. The thin corrosion layers also had layered structures. These had a smooth top, a dense middle, and a corroded layer. They mostly consisted of the same main components as the tubercles in raw reclaimed water, but with different proportions. The profiles of the dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration, redox potential, and pH in the tubercles were different to those in the corrosion layers, which demonstrated that these parameters changed with a shift in the microbial processes in the tubercles. The bacterial communities in the tubercles were found to be dominated by Proteobacteria (56.7%), Bacteroidetes (10.0%), and Nitrospira (6.9%). The abundance of sequences affiliated to iron-reducing bacteria (IRB, mainly Geothrix) and iron-oxidizing bacteria (mainly Aquabacterium) was relatively high. The layered characteristics of the corrosion layers was due to the blocking of DO transfer by the development of the scales themselves. Bacterial communities could at least promote the layering process and formation of corrosion tubercles. Possible mechanisms might include: (1) bacterial communities mediated the pH and redox potential in the tubercles (which helped to form shell-like and core layers), (2) the metabolism of IRB and magnetic bacteria (Magnetospirillum) might contribute to the presence of Fe3O4 in the shell-like layer, while IRB contributed to green rust in the core layer, and (3) the diversity of the bacterial community resulted in the complex composition of the core layer, and gas producing bacteria (sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogenic bacteria) played a role in the formation of the porous core layer. PMID:25618521

  13. Vascularization of the pineal gland in the crow.

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    Nasu, T; Nakai, M; Murakami, N

    1994-12-01

    The blood vascularization in the pineal gland of the crow was investigated in detail using a vascular corrosion cast technique and by scanning electron microscopy. The pineal gland received two afferent arteries on either side, each artery arising from the A. cerebralis caudalis (CC) which supplied its branches to the hemisphere. The pineal gland of the crow was so highly vascularized as to be suggestive of its high metabolic and endocrine activities. The efferent veins drained into the Sinus occipitalis and the Sinus sagittalis dorsalis. There was a direct vascular connection between capillaries of the stalk of the gland and those of the Plexus choroideus. PMID:7696416

  14. Structure and Properties of Graphite Microspheres Containing Ferromagnetic Metal Prepared by Acid Corrosion of Cast Iron

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    Wang, Y.; An, C. G.; He, Y. Z.; Li, H.

    2014-12-01

    Graphite microspheres containing ferromagnetic metal were prepared by acid corrosion of Fe-C alloys, and their microstructure and magnetic properties were also investigated. Our result showed that graphite microsphere is magnetic whose coercivity was 201.12 Oe at room temperature. The XPS result showed that no magnetic elements were detected on the surface of graphite spheres, suggesting that the magnetism of the graphite microsphere comes from the ferromagnetic metals encapsulated in graphite sphere and not from the graphite itself. The possible formation mechanism of graphite sphere is that the magnetic particles are trapped by tortuous graphene and attached shell by shell to form a sphere.

  15. Radiographic aspects and angioarchitectural arrangements in corrosion casts of the blood supply to the human sternocleidomastoid muscle by the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery

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    Fróes Luis Bernardo; Tolosa Erasmo Magalhães de Castro; Camargo Roberto de Souza; Pompeu Eduardo; Liberti Edson Aparecido

    1999-01-01

    The contribution of the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery (superior arterial pedicle - SAP) to the irrigation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) was evaluated in fresh human cadavers by injecting radiological dye and a resin for microvasculature corrosion casts. From its insertion in the mastoid process of the temporal bone, the SCM was divided into superior, medium, and inferior thirds. In most of the SCM, The SAP are formed by two longitudinal parallel branches. In all...

  16. Corrosion and protection of heterogeneous cast Al-Si (356) and Al-Si-Cu-Fe (380) alloys by chromate adn cerium inhibitors

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    Jain, Syadwad

    In this study, the localized corrosion and conversion coating on cast alloys 356 (Al-7.0Si-0.3Mg) and 380 (Al-8.5Si-3.5Cu-1.6Fe) were characterized. The intermetallic phases presence in the permanent mold cast alloy 356 are primary-Si, Al5FeSi, Al8Si6Mg3Fe and Mg2Si. The die cast alloy 380 is rich in Cu and Fe elements. These alloying elements result in formation of the intermetallic phases Al 5FeSi, Al2Cu and Al(FeCuCr) along with primary-Si. The Cu- and Fe-rich IMPS are cathodic with respect to the matrix phase and strongly govern the corrosion behavior of the two cast alloys in an aggressive environment due to formation of local electrochemical cell in their vicinity. Results have shown that corrosion behavior of permanent mould cast alloy 356 is significantly better than the die cast aluminum alloy 380, primarily due to high content of Cu- and Fe-rich phases such as Al2Cu and Al 5FeSi in the latter. The IMPS also alter the protection mechanism of the cast alloys in the presence of inhibitors in an environment. The presence of chromate in the solution results in reduced cathodic activity on all the phases. Chromate provides some anodic inhibition by increasing pitting potentials and altering corrosion potentials for the phases. Results have shown that performance of CCC was much better on 356 than on 380, primarily due to inhomogeneous and incomplete coating deposition on Cu- and Fe- phases present in alloy 380. XPS and Raman were used to characterize coating deposition on intermetallics. Results show evidence of cyanide complex formation on the intermetallic phases. The presence of this complex is speculated to locally suppress CCC formation. Formation and breakdown of cerium conversion coatings on 356 and 380 was also analyzed. Results showed that deposition of cerium hydroxide started with heavy precipitation on intermetallic particles with the coatings growing outwards onto the matrix. Electrochemical analysis of synthesized intermetallics compounds in the presence of soluble cerium cations showed that of anodic and cathodic activity was not as strongly inhibited as was observed for chromate ions. Overall cerium conversion coating showed good performance on Al-Si (356) ally, but poor performance on Fe- and Cu-rich alloy (380).

  17. Radiographic aspects and angioarchitectural arrangements in corrosion casts of the blood supply to the human sternocleidomastoid muscle by the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery Aspectos radiográficos e da microvasculatura do músculo esternocleidomastóideo pelo pelo ramo da artéria occipital

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    Luis Bernardo Fróes

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available The contribution of the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery (superior arterial pedicle - SAP to the irrigation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM was evaluated in fresh human cadavers by injecting radiological dye and a resin for microvasculature corrosion casts. From its insertion in the mastoid process of the temporal bone, the SCM was divided into superior, medium, and inferior thirds. In most of the SCM, The SAP are formed by two longitudinal parallel branches. In all specimens, the radiological dye injected into the SAP reached or trespassed the middle part of the studied SCM. The SAP was poorly distributed in the lowermost region of the inferior third of the SCM, suggesting the contribution of other arteries or pedicles. The corrosion casts of the microvasculature showed a profuse network of microscopic vessels in those levels where the SAP was detected.A contribuição do ramo esternocleidomastóideo da artéria occipital para a irrigação do músculo esternocleidomastóideo foi avaliada em cadáveres humanos não fixados, através da injeção de contraste radiográfico e de resina polimerizável para estudo da microvasculatura. O músculo foi dividido nos terços superior, médio e inferior, a partir da sua inserção no processo mastóideo do osso temporal. Na maioria dos músculos, o pedículo superior apresentou-se formado por dois ramos paralelos longitudinais. Em todos os casos, o contraste radiográfico atingiu ou ultrapassou a parte média do músculo. Na parte mais distal do terço inferior, há pouca ou nenhuma contribuição do pedículo superior para a irrigação dessa região muscular sugerindo a contribuição de outros vasos para a sua irrigação. Os modelos de corrosão demonstraram a presença de uma profusa rede vascular no interior do músculo.

  18. Radiographic aspects and angioarchitectural arrangements in corrosion casts of the blood supply to the human sternocleidomastoid muscle by the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery / Aspectos radiográficos e da microvasculatura do músculo esternocleidomastóideo pelo pelo ramo da artéria occipital

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    Luis Bernardo, Fróes; Erasmo Magalhães Castro de, Tolosa; Roberto de Souza, Camargo; Eduardo, Pompeu; Edson Aparecido, Liberti.

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese A contribuição do ramo esternocleidomastóideo da artéria occipital para a irrigação do músculo esternocleidomastóideo foi avaliada em cadáveres humanos não fixados, através da injeção de contraste radiográfico e de resina polimerizável para estudo da microvasculatura. O músculo foi dividido nos terç [...] os superior, médio e inferior, a partir da sua inserção no processo mastóideo do osso temporal. Na maioria dos músculos, o pedículo superior apresentou-se formado por dois ramos paralelos longitudinais. Em todos os casos, o contraste radiográfico atingiu ou ultrapassou a parte média do músculo. Na parte mais distal do terço inferior, há pouca ou nenhuma contribuição do pedículo superior para a irrigação dessa região muscular sugerindo a contribuição de outros vasos para a sua irrigação. Os modelos de corrosão demonstraram a presença de uma profusa rede vascular no interior do músculo. Abstract in english The contribution of the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery (superior arterial pedicle - SAP) to the irrigation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) was evaluated in fresh human cadavers by injecting radiological dye and a resin for microvasculature corrosion casts. From its insert [...] ion in the mastoid process of the temporal bone, the SCM was divided into superior, medium, and inferior thirds. In most of the SCM, The SAP are formed by two longitudinal parallel branches. In all specimens, the radiological dye injected into the SAP reached or trespassed the middle part of the studied SCM. The SAP was poorly distributed in the lowermost region of the inferior third of the SCM, suggesting the contribution of other arteries or pedicles. The corrosion casts of the microvasculature showed a profuse network of microscopic vessels in those levels where the SAP was detected.

  19. Revascularization of an excisional wound in gingiva and oral mucosa. A scanning electron microscopic study using corrosion casts in rats.

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    Selliseth, N J; Selvig, K A

    1995-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine microvascular regeneration associated with gingival wound healing. A full-thickness piece of gingiva and oral mucosa was excised along the palatal aspect of the right maxillary first and second molars in 20 young Wistar rats. The contralateral side served as unoperated control. After 2, 4, 7, 10 or 20 days of healing, microvascular corrosion casts were produced and examined by scanning electron microscopy. At 2 days, vessels surrounding the wound were dilated and impressions representing sites of leukocyte margination were prominent in the walls of venules. Capillary buds were emerging from venules and capillaries. At 4 days, the vessel buds had lengthened and connected in pairs to produce capillary loops. At 7 days, new vessels extended deeply into the wound space, mainly from the medical side, in a palisade-like pattern. At 10 days, the denuded bone surface was still not completely revascularized and Volkman's canals opening to the wound area were empty. At 20 days, the bone surface was covered by large, irregular vessels which originated mainly from the palatal mucosa. The periodontal ligament was less important in the tissue repair process, while the bony vasculature contributed little or not at all to revascularization of the healing gingiva and palatal mucosa. PMID:8714741

  20. The role of aluminum distribution on the local corrosion resistance of the microstructure in a sand-cast AM50 alloy

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    Highlights: •Site-specific analytical electron microscopy was performed on corroded AM50. •Areas close to eutectic microstructure show less corrosion damage. •Eutectic Mg grains develop an Al-rich layer between the alloy and corrosion product. •We demonstrate, using low-loss EELS, that the Al-rich layer is metallic in character. •Primary ?-Mg grains, with lower Al content, do not develop the Al-rich layer and corrode severely. -- Abstract: Site-specific analytical electron microscopy was performed on a corroded sand-cast AM50 alloy. Areas close to partially divorced eutectic were the regions with less corrosion damage. The corrosion product layer in these areas consisted of a columnar section of predominantly amorphous MgO. At the alloy interface, an aluminum-rich layer was identified. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy suggests this layer is metallic in character. The corrosion product film on the primary ?-Mg grains possessed a bi-layer morphology: a thin columnar film and a thicker, porous sub-layer. The formation of the Al-rich layer depends on the Al content in solid solution at a specific location

  1. Effect of Heat Treatments on the Microstructure, Hardness and Corrosion Behavior of Nondendritic AlSi9Cu3(Fe Cast Alloy

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we studied the influence of heat treatments on properties of AlSi9Cu3(Fe nondendritic cast alloy. Solution heat treatment, six hours at 520 °C, while making the grains more spherical modifies corrosion morphology into intergranular corrosion and corrosion surrounding spherical particles in 3 % NaCl solution. Past solution treatment, quenching at 520 °C after one hour with two weeks of natural aging transform the shape of grains into equiaxes form. Two weeks of natural aging and 30 minutes of aging at 150, 200, 250 °C after solution treatment and quenching give birth to the "Chinese script" form of the Al15(MnFe3Si intermetallic particles. The prolongation of the duration period of aging to one hour at 200 °C is sufficient to transform the morphology of corrosion into located corrosion by pitting, and a longer aging cancels the "Chinese script" form. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.19.3.1397

  2. A Comparative Analysis of the Corrosive Effect of Artificial Saliva of Variable pH on DMLS and Cast Co-Cr-Mo Dental Alloy

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    Tatjana Puskar; Danimir Jevremovic; Williams, Robert J.; Dominic Eggbeer; Djordje Vukelic; Igor Budak

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    Dental alloys for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) are available on the market today, but there is little scientific evidence reported on their characteristics. One of them is the release of ions, as an indicator of the corrosion characteristics of a dental alloy. Within this research, the difference in the elution of metals from DMLS and cast (CM) samples of Co-Cr-Mo dental alloy in saliva-like medium of three different pH was examined by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-...

  3. A galvanic corrosion study of brass/stainless steel and brass/cast iron couples; Estudio de corrosion galvanica en pares laton/acero inoxidable y laton/fundicion de hierro

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    Ohanian, M.; Diaz, V.; Corengia, M.; Zinola, C. F.

    2011-07-01

    Corrosion attack in heat exchanger systems is a topic of main interest for the maintenance in each industrial plant. These are multi galvanic systems with particular geometric and fluidodynamic complexity. Corrosive damages include zinc selective dealeation in copper alloys. In order to explain zinc dealeation attack, this paper deals with laboratory scale testing, characterization and interactions between two copper and zinc alloys (Yellow brass UNS C268 and Admiralty brass UNS C443) compared to AISI 316 stainless steel and cast iron. The tests were performed at 20 degree centigrade in 1.5 % NaCl and 1.5 % Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solutions, pH 8 and each material was characterized by potentiodynamic sweeps. The couples are analyzed by studying transient galvanic currents. We conclude about the cause of the analyzed pathology, brass protection potential ranges and its coupling compatibility with other metals. (Author) 33 refs.

  4. Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework

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    This is a working report drafted under the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization pathway of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, describing statistical models of passives component reliabilities. The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). The methodology emerging from the RISMC pathway is not a conventional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA)-based one; rather, it relies on a reactor systems simulation framework in which physical conditions of normal reactor operations, as well as accident environments, are explicitly modeled subject to uncertainty characterization. RELAP 7 (R7) is the platform being developed at Idaho National Laboratory to model these physical conditions. Adverse effects of aging systems could be particularly significant in those SSCs for which management options are limited; that is, components for which replacement, refurbishment, or other means of rejuvenation are least practical. These include various passive SSCs, such as piping components. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is developing passive component reliability models intended to be compatible with the R7 framework. In the R7 paradigm with the R7 framework. In the R7 paradigm, component reliability must be characterized in the context of the physical environments that R7 predicts. So, while conventional reliability models are parametric, relying on the statistical analysis of service data, RISMC reliability models must be physics-based and driven by the physical boundary conditions that R7 provides, thus allowing full integration of passives into the R7 multi-physics environment. The model must also be cast in a form compatible with the cumulative damage framework that R7 is being designed to incorporate. Primary water stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of reactor coolant system Alloy 82/182 dissimilar metal welds has been selected as the initial application for examining the feasibility of R7-compatible physics-based cumulative damage models. This is a potentially risk-significant degradation mechanism in Class 1 piping because of its relevance to loss of coolant accidents. In this report a physics-based multi-state model is defined (Figure ES-1), which describes progressive degradations of dissimilar metal welds from micro-crack initiation to component rupture, while accounting for the possibility of interventions and repair. The cumulative damage representation of the multi-state model and its solutions are described, along with the conceptual means of integration into the R7 environment.

  5. Effect of heat treatment on the wear and corrosion behaviors of a gray cast iron coated with a COLMONOY 88 alloy deposited by high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal spray

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    O?z, A.; Samur, R.; Mindivan, H.; Demir, A.; Sagiroglu, S.; Yakut, A. K.

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    The present work has been conducted in order to determine the influence of heat treatment on the wear and corrosion behaviours of a gray cast iron substrate coated with a Ni base coating deposited by HVOF thermal spray. The wear resistance of the coatings was obtained using a reciprocating wear tester by rubbing a 10 mm diameter steel ball on the coatings at normal atmospheric conditions. Corrosion tests were performed using potentiodynamic polarization measurements in a 3,5 % NaCl solution. ...

  6. Architectural optimization of an epoxy-based hybrid sol-gel coating for the corrosion protection of a cast Elektron21 magnesium alloy

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    Murillo-Gutiérrez, N. V.; Ansart, F.; Bonino, J.-P.; Kunst, S. R.; Malfatti, C. F.

    2014-08-01

    An epoxy-based hybrid sol-gel coating was prepared in various architectural configurations has been studied for the corrosion protection of a cast Elektron21 magnesium alloy. The creation of a single layer of this coating presents defects consisting of macro-pores and protuberances, which opens access for corrosive species to reach the metallic substrate. These defects are suspected to result from the high reactivity of the substrate, as well as to the irregular topography of the substrate disrupted by the microstructure of the own magnesium alloy. Hence, a sol-gel coating in bilayer architecture is proposed, where the first layer would “inert” the surface of the magnesium substrate, and the second layer would cover the defects of the first layer and also thickening the coating. The morphological characteristics of the sol-gel coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and their corrosion behavior was evaluated by OCP (open circuit potential) monitoring and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in chloride media. It is shown that both the architectural arrangement and the individual thickness of the first and second layers have an important influence on the anticorrosion performances of the protective system, just as much as its global thickness.

  7. Architectural optimization of an epoxy-based hybrid sol–gel coating for the corrosion protection of a cast Elektron21 magnesium alloy

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    An epoxy-based hybrid sol–gel coating was prepared in various architectural configurations has been studied for the corrosion protection of a cast Elektron21 magnesium alloy. The creation of a single layer of this coating presents defects consisting of macro-pores and protuberances, which opens access for corrosive species to reach the metallic substrate. These defects are suspected to result from the high reactivity of the substrate, as well as to the irregular topography of the substrate disrupted by the microstructure of the own magnesium alloy. Hence, a sol–gel coating in bilayer architecture is proposed, where the first layer would “inert” the surface of the magnesium substrate, and the second layer would cover the defects of the first layer and also thickening the coating. The morphological characteristics of the sol–gel coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and their corrosion behavior was evaluated by OCP (open circuit potential) monitoring and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in chloride media. It is shown that both the architectural arrangement and the individual thickness of the first and second layers have an important influence on the anticorrosion performances of the protective system, just as much as its global thickness.

  8. Architectural optimization of an epoxy-based hybrid sol–gel coating for the corrosion protection of a cast Elektron21 magnesium alloy

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    Murillo-Gutiérrez, N.V., E-mail: murillo@chimie.ups-tlse.fr [Université de Toulouse UPS-INP-CNRS, Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, Toulouse (France); Ansart, F.; Bonino, J-P. [Université de Toulouse UPS-INP-CNRS, Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, Toulouse (France); Kunst, S.R.; Malfatti, C.F. [Universidade Federal do Rio grande do Sul, Laboratory of Corrosion Research (LAPEC), Porto Alegre (Brazil)

    2014-08-01

    An epoxy-based hybrid sol–gel coating was prepared in various architectural configurations has been studied for the corrosion protection of a cast Elektron21 magnesium alloy. The creation of a single layer of this coating presents defects consisting of macro-pores and protuberances, which opens access for corrosive species to reach the metallic substrate. These defects are suspected to result from the high reactivity of the substrate, as well as to the irregular topography of the substrate disrupted by the microstructure of the own magnesium alloy. Hence, a sol–gel coating in bilayer architecture is proposed, where the first layer would “inert” the surface of the magnesium substrate, and the second layer would cover the defects of the first layer and also thickening the coating. The morphological characteristics of the sol–gel coatings were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and their corrosion behavior was evaluated by OCP (open circuit potential) monitoring and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in chloride media. It is shown that both the architectural arrangement and the individual thickness of the first and second layers have an important influence on the anticorrosion performances of the protective system, just as much as its global thickness.

  9. Linking ToxCast Signatures with Functional Consequences: Proof-of-Concept Study using Known Inhibitors of Vascular Development

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    The USEPA?s ToxCast program is developing a novel approach to chemical toxicity testing using high-throughput screening (HTS) assays to rapidly test thousands of chemicals against hundreds of in vitro molecular targets. This approach is based on the premise that in vitro HTS bioa...

  10. Effect of heat treatment on the wear and corrosion behaviors of a gray cast iron coated with a COLMONOY 88 alloy deposited by high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF thermal spray

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The present work has been conducted in order to determine the influence of heat treatment on the wear and corrosion behaviours of a gray cast iron substrate coated with a Ni base coating deposited by HVOF thermal spray. The wear resistance of the coatings was obtained using a reciprocating wear tester by rubbing a 10 mm diameter steel ball on the coatings at normal atmospheric conditions. Corrosion tests were performed using potentiodynamic polarization measurements in a 3,5 % NaCl solution. It was observed that the corrosion and wear resistance of the coatings increased along with the reduction of porosity and roughness by the heat treatment.

  11. Imaging angiogenesis and vessel pattern formation: physiological vs pathological vascularities

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    All organs and tissues develop a highly specific vascular architecture fulfilling the individual specific demands. Therefore, the microvascular unit, characterized by inter-vessel distances or vessel density, inter-branch distances, branching angles, and vessel diameters shows significant differences in different tissues. Scanning electron microscopy of microvascular corrosion casts allows for detailed morphometric analysis of these parameters in normal and pathological tissues as well as in embryogenesis.

  12. Effect of Sn addition on the corrosion behavior of Ti-7Cu-Sn cast alloys for biomedical applications.

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    Tsao, L C

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Sn content on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of Ti7CuXSn (x=0-5 wt.%) samples. The corrosion tests were carried out in 0.9 wt.% NaCl solution at 25 °C. The electrochemical corrosion behavior of the Ti7CuXSn alloy samples was evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and equivalent circuit analysis. The resulting impedance parameters and polarization curves showed that adding Sn improved the electrochemical corrosion behavior of the Ti7CuXSn alloy. The Ti7CuXSn alloy samples were composed of a dual-layer oxide consisting of an inner barrier layer and an outer porous layer. PMID:25491984

  13. Erosion-corrosion and surface protection of A356 Al/ZrO{sub 2} composites produced by vortex and squeeze casting

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    El-Khair, M.T. Abou [Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, CMRDI, P.O. 87 Hellwan, Cairo (Egypt); Aal, A. Abdel [Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, CMRDI, P.O. 87 Hellwan, Cairo (Egypt)], E-mail: foralsayed@yahoo.com

    2007-04-25

    Erosive-corrosive wear behavior of Al-Si-Mg (A356 Al) alloy and its composite reinforced by ZrO{sub 2} and produced by vortex and squeeze techniques has been studied in water containing 40% sand slurry. The worn surfaces of investigated alloys have been studied and the mechanism of material removal from the specimen surface was examined to be associated with number of subsequent and repetitive stages. The possibility of Ni coating for Al composites by electrochemical deposition is investigated. The surface layer was characterized by microhardness measurements, optical microscope, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) analysis. The electrochemical results obtained from polarization studies for Ni-coated, A356 Al alloy and composites in 3.5% sodium chloride solution indicated higher protection exhibited by Ni coatings due to the nickel properties. The squeezed cast composite is characterized by high corrosion and wear resistance comparing the composite produced by vortex process. This study revealed that the Ni-coated materials provide higher abrasive resistance and therefore a longer service life compared to A356 Al-ZrO{sub 2}.

  14. Erosion-corrosion and surface protection of A356 Al/ZrO2 composites produced by vortex and squeeze casting

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    Erosive-corrosive wear behavior of Al-Si-Mg (A356 Al) alloy and its composite reinforced by ZrO2 and produced by vortex and squeeze techniques has been studied in water containing 40% sand slurry. The worn surfaces of investigated alloys have been studied and the mechanism of material removal from the specimen surface was examined to be associated with number of subsequent and repetitive stages. The possibility of Ni coating for Al composites by electrochemical deposition is investigated. The surface layer was characterized by microhardness measurements, optical microscope, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) analysis. The electrochemical results obtained from polarization studies for Ni-coated, A356 Al alloy and composites in 3.5% sodium chloride solution indicated higher protection exhibited by Ni coatings due to the nickel properties. The squeezed cast composite is characterized by high corrosion and wear resistance comparing the composite produced by vortex process. This study revealed that the Ni-coated materials provide higher abrasive resistance and therefore a longer service life compared to A356 Al-ZrO2

  15. Effect of sulfate on the transformation of corrosion scale composition and bacterial community in cast iron water distribution pipes

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    The stability of iron corrosion products and the bacterial composition of biofilm in drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) could have great impact on the water safety at the consumer ends. In this work, pipe loops were setup to investigate the transformation characteristics ...

  16. Casting Atmosphere Effects on the Precipitates, Magnetism, and Corrosion Resistance of Fe78Si9B13 Glassy Alloys

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    Meng, L. L.; Li, X. Y.; Pang, J.; Wang, L.; An, B.; Yin, L. J.; Song, K. K.; Wang, W. M.

    2013-11-01

    The precipitates, magnetism, and corrosion resistance of Fe78Si9B13 glassy samples fabricated in vacuum and air atmospheres (labeled as VAC and AIR samples, respectively) were studied. The findings show that the fraction of the amorphous phase in VAC samples is lower than that in the AIR counterparts. The Fe phase in VAC samples grows preferentially along the orientation. The distribution of magnetization M 4000 of VAC samples oriented parallel and orthogonal to the field ( H // and H ?) at H = 4000 Oe is more scattered than AIR samples. The corrosion resistance of VAC samples is lower than AIR counterparts, which can be attributed to the minor alloying effect of oxygen and the passive effect of silicon atoms supplied from the amorphous phase.

  17. 49 CFR 192.487 - Remedial measures: Distribution lines other than cast iron or ductile iron lines.

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    ...other than cast iron or ductile iron lines. (a) General corrosion. Except for cast iron or ductile iron pipe, each...this paragraph. (b) Localized corrosion pitting. Except for cast iron or ductile iron pipe, each...

  18. A Comparative Analysis of the Corrosive Effect of Artificial Saliva of Variable pH on DMLS and Cast Co-Cr-Mo Dental Alloy

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Dental alloys for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS are available on the market today, but there is little scientific evidence reported on their characteristics. One of them is the release of ions, as an indicator of the corrosion characteristics of a dental alloy. Within this research, the difference in the elution of metals from DMLS and cast (CM samples of Co-Cr-Mo dental alloy in saliva-like medium of three different pH was examined by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS. The obtained results show that the metal elution in artificial saliva from the DMLS alloy was lower than the elution from the CM alloy. The release of all investigated metal ions was influenced by the acidity, both from the DMLS and CM alloy, throughout the investigated period of 30 days. The change in acidity from a pH of 6.8 to a pH of 2.3 for the cast alloy led to a higher increase of the elution of Co, Cr and Mo from CM than from the DMLS alloy. The greatest release out of Co, Cr and Mo was for Co for both tested alloys. Further, the greatest release of all ions was measured at pH 2.3. In saliva of pH 2.3 and pH 4.5, the longer the investigated period, the higher the difference between the total metal ion release from the CM and DMLS alloys. Both alloys showed a safe level of elution according to the ISO definition in all investigated acidic environments.

  19. Heat and corrosion resistant cast CN-12 type stainless steel with improved high temperature strength and ductility

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    Mazias, Philip J. (Oak Ridge, TN); McGreevy, Tim (Morton, IL); Pollard,Michael James (East Peoria, IL); Siebenaler, Chad W. (Peoria, IL); Swindeman, Robert W. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2007-08-14

    A cast stainless steel alloy and articles formed therefrom containing about 0.5 wt. % to about 10 wt. % manganese, 0.02 wt. % to 0.50 wt. % N, and less than 0.15 wt. % sulfur provides high temperature strength both in the matrix and at the grain boundaries without reducing ductility due to cracking along boundaries with continuous or nearly-continuous carbides. Alloys of the present invention also have increased nitrogen solubility thereby enhancing strength at all temperatures because nitride precipitates or nitrogen porosity during casting are not observed. The solubility of nitrogen is dramatically enhanced by the presence of manganese, which also retains or improves the solubility of carbon thereby providing additional solid solution strengthening due to the presence of manganese and nitrogen, and combined carbon. Such solution strengthening enhances the high temperature precipitation-strengthening benefits of fine dispersions of NbC. Such solid solution effects also enhance the stability of the austenite matrix from resistance to excess sigma phase or chrome carbide formation at higher service temperatures. The presence of sulfides is substantially eliminated.

  20. Radiographic aspects and angioarchitectural arrangements in corrosion casts of the blood supply to the human sternocleidomastoid muscle by the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery Aspectos radiográficos e da microvasculatura do músculo esternocleidomastóideo pelo pelo ramo da artéria occipital

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    Luis Bernardo Fróes; Erasmo Magalhães Castro de Tolosa; Roberto Souza Camargo; Eduardo Pompeu; Edson Aparecido Liberti

    1999-01-01

    The contribution of the sternocleidomastoid branch of the occipital artery (superior arterial pedicle - SAP) to the irrigation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) was evaluated in fresh human cadavers by injecting radiological dye and a resin for microvasculature corrosion casts. From its insertion in the mastoid process of the temporal bone, the SCM was divided into superior, medium, and inferior thirds. In most of the SCM, The SAP are formed by two longitudinal parallel branches. In all...

  1. Casting Technology.

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    Wright, Michael D.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Three articles discuss (1) casting technology as it relates to industry, with comparisons of shell casting, shell molding, and die casting; (2) evaporative pattern casting for metals; and (3) high technological casting with silicone rubber. (JOW)

  2. Effect of sulfate-reducing bacteria on corrosion behavior of ductile cast iron in liquid medium; Ekitai baichi ni seisokusuru ryusan`en kangenkin no kyujo kokuen chutetsu no fushoku ni oyobosu eikyo

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    Kajiyama, F. [Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-08-25

    An immersion test was carried out on ductile cast iron in liquid medium in which highly active sulfur-reducing bacteria (SRB) live. This paper reports the result of discussions on the extent of effect of the SRB on corrosion of the iron by using an electrochemical method. An experiment was performed by immersing a probe (consisting of a ductile cast iron test piece as a test piece electrode and silver-silver chloride electrode as a reference electrode) in the liquid medium, and by using Desulfovibrio desulfuricans having hydrogenase activity as SRB. This paper describes the following matters: where SRB are living, corrosion rate stays at a low level (2.5 times 10 {sup -13} m/s) because a film which is very thin, but dense and highly adhesive (thought to contain a considerable amount of FeS) is produced on the test piece surface; and polarization behavior shown by the test pieces does not correspond to the corrosion rate (SRB induces cathode depolarization phenomenon on a time basis, but this phenomenon does not link directly with the increase in the corrosion rate). 13 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Heat and corrosion resistant cast CF8C stainless steel with improved high temperature strength and ductility

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    Maziasz, Philip J. (Oak Ridge, TN); McGreevy, Tim (Washington, IL); Pollard, Michael James (Peoria, IL); Siebenaler, Chad W. (Dunlap, IL); Swindeman, Robert W. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2010-08-17

    A CF8C type stainless steel alloy and articles formed therefrom containing about 18.0 weight percent to about 22.0 weight percent chromium and 11.0 weight percent to about 14.0 weight percent nickel; from about 0.05 weight percent to about 0.15 weight percent carbon; from about 2.0 weight percent to about 10.0 weight percent manganese; and from about 0.3 weight percent to about 1.5 weight percent niobium. The present alloys further include less than 0.15 weight percent sulfur which provides high temperature strength both in the matrix and at the grain boundaries without reducing ductility due to cracking along boundaries with continuous or nearly-continuous carbides. The disclosed alloys also have increased nitrogen solubility thereby enhancing strength at all temperatures because nitride precipitates or nitrogen porosity during casting are not observed. The solubility of nitrogen is dramatically enhanced by the presence of manganese, which also retains or improves the solubility of carbon thereby providing additional solid solution strengthening due to the presence of manganese and nitrogen, and combined carbon.

  4. Rapid vascular responses to anthrax lethal toxin in mice containing a segment of chromosome 11 from the CAST/Ei strain on a C57BL/6 genetic background.

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    Weigel, Kelsey J; Rues, Laura; Doyle, Edward J; Buchheit, Cassandra L; Wood, John G; Gallagher, Ryan J; Kelly, Laura E; Radel, Jeffrey D; Bradley, Kenneth A; LeVine, Steven M

    2012-01-01

    Host allelic variation controls the response to B. anthracis and the disease course of anthrax. Mouse strains with macrophages that are responsive to anthrax lethal toxin (LT) show resistance to infection while mouse strains with LT non-responsive macrophages succumb more readily. B6.CAST.11M mice have a region of chromosome 11 from the CAST/Ei strain (a LT responsive strain) introgressed onto a LT non-responsive C57BL/6J genetic background. Previously, B6.CAST.11M mice were found to exhibit a rapid inflammatory reaction to LT termed the early response phenotype (ERP), and displayed greater resistance to B. anthracis infection compared to C57BL/6J mice. Several ERP features (e.g., bloat, hypothermia, labored breathing, dilated pinnae vessels) suggested vascular involvement. To test this, Evan's blue was used to assess vessel leakage and intravital microscopy was used to monitor microvascular blood flow. Increased vascular leakage was observed in lungs of B6.CAST.11M mice compared to C57BL/6J mice 1 hour after systemic administration of LT. Capillary blood flow was reduced in the small intestine mesentery without concomitant leukocyte emigration following systemic or topical application of LT, the latter suggesting a localized tissue mechanism in this response. Since LT activates the Nlrp1b inflammasome in B6.CAST.11M mice, the roles of inflammasome products, IL-1? and IL-18, were examined. Topical application to the mesentery of IL-1? but not IL-18 revealed pronounced slowing of blood flow in B6.CAST.11M mice that was not present in C57BL/6J mice. A neutralizing anti-IL-1? antibody suppressed the slowing of blood flow induced by LT, indicating a role for IL-1? in the response. Besides allelic differences controlling Nlrp1b inflammasome activation by LT observed previously, evidence presented here suggests that an additional genetic determinant(s) could regulate the vascular response to IL-1?. These results demonstrate that vessel leakage and alterations to blood flow are part of the rapid response in mice resistant to B. anthracis infection. PMID:22792226

  5. The effects of ion implantation on the initial stages of hot corrosion attack of cast Co-22Cr-11Al at 7000C

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    The initiation and early propagation stages of low temperature hot corrosion (LTHC) attack of Co-Cr-Al-Y-type overlay coatings is under study so that improved coatings can be developed through an understanding of the deterioration mechanisms. In an attempt to resolve the role played by the active element addition (i.e. yttrium, hafnium etc.), the LTHC of both a cast Co-22Cr-11Al alloy and ion-implanted Co-22Cr-11Al alloys was studied. Results for yttrium-implanted and cobalt-implanted Co-22Cr-11Al are presented. Implanted and unimplanted alloy surfaces were pre-oxidized for 1 h at 7000C before exposure to conditions that simulate the LTHC attack that is typically observed on hot-end components of gas turbines operated in a marine environment. Scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis were used to characterize the oxide scales both prior to and after LTHC exposures. The LTHC attack was markedly more severe in the yttrium-implanted surfaces than in the unimplanted or the cobalt-implanted surfaces. Moreover, little difference was observed in the LTHC response between the cobalt-implanted and the unimplanted alloy. Both for yttrium-implanted and cobalt-implanted alloys and for the unimplanted alloy, the ?-Co-Al matrix phase was preferentially attacked whereas the ?-Co solid solution phase showed little attack; the relative degree of LTHC attack on the alloy surfaces increased with exposure time. Mechanisms are proposed to explain the eMechanisms are proposed to explain the enhanced LTHC attack observed in the yttrium-implanted Co-Cr-Al alloy. (Auth.)

  6. A study on the corrosion behavior of Ce-modified cast AZ91 magnesium alloy in the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria

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    The corrosion behavior of AZ91Ce alloy in the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) was investigated using a specially designed in-situ corrosion method. For comparison, AZ91 alloy was also studied under the same corrosion condition. It seemed that AZ91Ce alloy was susceptible to crystal boundary corrosion under SRB condition to some extent. A possible mechanism for the crystal boundary corrosion was proposed. The microstructure and corrosion morphologies of alloys were analyzed by optical microscope and SEM, and the corrosion products were detected by X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS). The analysis results showed that Ce in AZ91 alloy can reduce the grain size, and impede the formation of oxide, and thereby improved the corrosion performance. The electrochemical test revealed that the formation of Ce compound can restrict the cathodic reaction, and thus improve the corrosion resistance significantly as observed under the sterile condition. However, it appeared that the improvement was unconspicuous in the presence of SRB

  7. Boride layer of austenitic spheroidal graphite cast iron boronized in fluidized bed and its corrosion and wear resistance; Ryudoso ni yoru austenite kyujo kokuen chutetsu no hoka shoriso oyobi sono taishoku, taimamosei

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    Ueda, N.; Imizu, K.; Sone, T. [Osaka Prefectural Industrial Technology Research Institute, Osaka (Japan); Ikenaga, A.; Kawamoto, M. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1998-05-25

    Boronization using a fluidized bed was attempted on austenitic spheroidal graphite cast iron (ASGCI) to discuss its structure, hardness, wear and corrosion resistance. Boride layer derived from the fluidized bed showed hardness of about 1400 HK, and presented small protrusions between the base material and interface, which consisted mainly of FeB and Fe2B. In addition, Si and Ni in the boride layer were excluded, and concentrated in the form of stripes. Friction coefficient of the boronized material has no difference from that of untreated material, where variation is small, and stabilized slide characteristics were exhibited, when SUS304 material is used as the counterpart. When alumina is used as the counterpart, the friction coefficient was found reduced below that of the untreated material. With regard to wear resistance, specific wear amount decreased against any of the counterpart materials, and the boronization was an effective means to improve wear resistance of ASGCI. Measurements of natural potential revealed that boronization of ASGCI deteriorates corrosion resistance relative to 0.1N nitric acid and 3% salt solution, but improves the corrosion resistance relative to 0.1N hydrochloric acid and 0.1N sulfuric acid. 17 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Estudio de los efectos corrosivos del diésel y biodiésel sobre una fundición de hierro gris / Study of the corrosive effects of diesel and biodiesel on gray cast iron

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    Ariel Augusto, Amaya; Oscar Edwin, Piamba; Jhon Jairo, Olaya.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La fundición de hierro gris es un material utilizado en la industria de los combustibles por su bajo costo, alta resistencia mecánica y su proceso de manufactura. Presenta resistencia química deficiente por su alta reactividad y propensión a la corrosión. El uso del biodiésel crea retos de com [...] patibilidad para este material, debido a su auto-oxidación y alta higroscopicidad, que actúan como aceleradores de los procesos corrosivos. Dentro de las aplicaciones dadas a este material, existen condiciones de alta temperatura y presión que afectan la interacción con el biodiésel y su proceso de corrosión. Las muestras de fundición de hierro gris fueron sometidas al contacto con biodiésel de palma mediante la técnica de inmersión estática, en condiciones ambientales (18°C) y de ciclos térmicos (Oxidación cíclica entre 18 y 200°C) con la finalidad de cuantificar los efectos corrosivos. El material fue inmerso por un período de 450 horas y se registró su peso periódicamente. Se analizó adicionalmente la superficie del material por microscopía óptica, microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM) y difracción de rayos X (XRD). Los resultados indicaron mayor velocidad de corrosión sobre la fundición de hierro inmersa en el combustible biodiésel, en comparación al diésel regular. Adicionalmente se observó que los ciclos térmicos aceleran los procesos corrosivos hasta 4 veces con respecto a la temperatura ambiente. Abstract in english Gray cast iron is a material used in the fuel industry by its low cost, high mechanical strength and its manufacturing process. It has poor chemical resistance due to its high reactivity and susceptibility to corrosion. The use of biodiesel creates challenges of compatibility for this material, due [...] to its oxidation and high hygroscopicity, which act as accelerators of corrosive processes. Within the applications this material has to offer, there are conditions of high temperature and pressure that affect the interaction with biodiesel and its process of corrosion. Gray cast iron samples were subjected to contact with palm biodiesel using the technique of static immersion in ambient conditions (18°C) and thermal cycles (Cyclic oxidation since18 to 200°C) and the corrosive effects were quantified. The material was immersed for a period of 450 hours and its weight was periodically recorded until the end of the test. The surface of the material was also analyzed by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. The results indicated a greater rate of corrosion on the cast iron for biodiesel fuel compared to regular diesel. In addition, it was observed that the thermal cycles accelerate the corrosive processes up to 4 times with respect to the ambient temperature.

  9. Bimetallic layered castings alloy steel – grey cast iron

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    T. Wróbel

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In paper is presented technology of bimetallic layered castings based on founding method of layer coating directly in cast process so-called method of mould cavity preparation.Design/methodology/approach: Prepared bimetallic layered castings consist two fundamental parts i.e. bearing part and working part (layer. The bearing part of bimetallic layered casting is typical foundry material i.e. pearlitic grey cast iron, whereas working part (layer is depending on accepted variant plates of alloy steels sort X6Cr13, X12Cr13, X10CrNi18-8 and X2CrNiMoN22-5-3. The ratio of thickness between bearing and working part is 8:1. The verification of the bimetallic layered castings was evaluated on the basis of ultrasonic NDT (non-destructive testing, structure and macro- and microhardness researches. Moreover was made computer simulation of solidification of bimetallic layered casting in NovaFlow&Solid software.Findings: The results of studies and their analysis show efficiency of new, innovative technology of corrosion and heat resisting layered castings.Research limitations: In further research, authors of this paper are going to application of different material on bearing part of bimetallic layered casting.Practical implications: Prepared bimetallic layered castings according to work out technology can work in conditions, which require from working surface layer of element a high heat resistance and/or corrosion resistance in medium for example of industrial water.Originality/value: The value of this paper resides in new effective method of manufacture of heat resisting castings, mainly for lining of quenching car to coke production

  10. Improvement of corrosion resistance in NaOH solution and glass forming ability of as-cast Mg-based bulk metallic glasses by microalloying

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The influences of the addition of Ag on the glass forming ability (GFA and corrosion behavior were investigated in the Mg-Ni-based alloy system by X-ray diffraction (XRD and electrochemical polarization in 0.1 mol/L NaOH solution. Results shows that the GFA of the Mg-Ni-based BMGs can be improved dramatically by the addition of an appropriate amount of Ag; and the addition element Ag can improve the corrosion resistance of Mg-Ni-based bulk metallic glass. The large difference in atomic size and large negative mixing enthalpy in alloy system can contribute to the high GFA. The addition element Ag improves the forming speed and the stability of the passive film, which is helpful to decrease the passivation current density and to improve the corrosion resistance of Mg-Ni-based bulk metallic glass.

  11. Centrifugally cast for top performance

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    Centrifugally cast nickel-chromium alloy components, supplied by Fahralloy-Wisconsin Ltd. are being used for the lattice tubes in CANDU reactors. Horizontal centrifugal casting facilities enable tubular shapes to be made with outside diameters of 3 to 23 in.; lengths of up to 162 in. A unique feature of horizontal casting is that the mechanical properties are the same in all directions. The structure is also completely homogeneous and combines characteristically high resistance to heat and corrosion with enhanced physical and mechanical properties. (R.A.)

  12. Effects of alloy composition on cyclic flame hot-corrosion attack of cast nickel-base superalloys at 900 deg C

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    Deadmore, D. L.

    1984-01-01

    The effects of Cr, Al, Ti, Mo, Ta, Nb, and W content on the hot corrosion of nickel base alloys were investigated. The alloys were tested in a Mach 0.3 flame with 0.5 ppmw sodium at a temperature of 900 C. One nondestructive and three destructive tests were conducted. The best corrosion resistance was achieved when the Cr content was 12 wt %. However, some lower-Cr-content alloys ( 10 wt%) exhibited reasonable resistance provided that the Al content alloys ( 10 wt %) exhibited reasonable resistance provided that the Al content was 2.5 wt % and the Ti content was Aa wt %. The effect of W, Ta, Mo, and Nb contents on the hot-corrosion resistance varied depending on the Al and Ti contents. Several commercial alloy compositions were also tested and the corrosion attack was measured. Predicted attack was calculated for these alloys from derived regression equations and was in reasonable agreement with that experimentally measured. The regression equations were derived from measurements made on alloys in a one-quarter replicate of a 2(7) statistical design alloy composition experiment. These regression equations represent a simple linear model and are only a very preliminary analysis of the data needed to provide insights into the experimental method.

  13. Effects of alloy composition on cyclic flame hot-corrosion attack of cast nickel-base superalloys at 900 deg C

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    The effects of Cr, Al, Ti, Mo, Ta, Nb, and W content on the hot corrosion of nickel base alloys were investigated. The alloys were tested in a Mach 0.3 flame with 0.5 ppmw sodium at a temperature of 900 C. One nondestructive and three destructive tests were conducted. The best corrosion resistance was achieved when the Cr content was 12 wt %. However, some lower-Cr-content alloys ( 10 wt%) exhibited reasonable resistance provided that the Al content alloys ( 10 wt %) exhibited reasonable resistance provided that the Al content was 2.5 wt % and the Ti content was Aa wt %. The effect of W, Ta, Mo, and Nb contents on the hot-corrosion resistance varied depending on the Al and Ti contents. Several commercial alloy compositions were also tested and the corrosion attack was measured. Predicted attack was calculated for these alloys from derived regression equations and was in reasonable agreement with that experimentally measured. The regression equations were derived from measurements made on alloys in a one-quarter replicate of a 2(7) statistical design alloy composition experiment. These regression equations represent a simple linear model and are only a very preliminary analysis of the data needed to provide insights into the experimental method

  14. The cathodic behaviour of Al–Mn precipitates during atmospheric and saline aqueous corrosion of a sand-cast AM50 alloy

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    Highlights: • Site-specific analytical electron microscopy was performed on corroded AM50. • In air-exposed alloy, Al–Mn particles show enrichment in Al and O at the surface. • In immersed AM50, Al–Mn particles develop domes of corrosion products, Mg(OH)2/MgO. • Immersed intermetallics show Al depletion at the surface, indicating high local pH. • Al depletion leads to surface delamination and ultimately formation of Mn3O4. - Abstract: The behaviour of Al–Mn precipitates during atmospheric and aqueous corrosion of an AM50 Mg alloy was investigated using site-specific analytical electron microscopy. After air-exposure, localized attack was observed close to Al–Mn precipitates, with the top layer of the intermetallic enriched in Al and O. During immersed corrosion, these precipitates developed protruding domes of corrosion products, with crystalline Mg(OH)2 on top and an inner layer of crystalline MgO. After prolonged immersion, these precipitates showed evidence of preferential Al dissolution, ultimately developing a fragmented interlayer of Mn3O4. This phase transformation is linked to the enhanced hydrogen evolution rates adjacent to these precipitates

  15. Corrosion resistant amorphous alloys

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    A review of publication data on corrosion resistance of amorphous alloys and the methods of amorphization of surface layers of massive materials (laser treatment, iron implantation, detonation-gas spraying, cathode and ion sputtering, electrodeposition) was made. A study was made on corrosion properties of Fe66Cr11B10Si4 alloy in cast state and after laser irradiation, rendering the surface amorphous as well as the samples of Arenco iron and steel 20 with ion-plasma coatings of Fe-Cr-Ni-Ti alloy. It was established that amorphous coatings posses much higher corrosion resistance as compared to crystalline alloys on the same base

  16. Effect of alloy composition on the sodium-sulfate induced hot corrosion attack of cast nickel-base superalloys at 900 C

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    Stearns, C. A.; Deadmore, D. L.; Barrett, C. A.

    1987-01-01

    The effects of Cr, Al, Ti, Mo, Ta, Nb, and W content on the hot corrosion of Ni-base alloys were examined experimentally. The superalloys were tested for 300 1-hr cycles at 900 C in a Mach 0.3 burner rig flame containing 0.5 ppmw sodium. The data reveal that the best corrosion resistance is obtained when the Cr content is greater than 12 percent; however, good resistance is detected in some alloys with Cr content less than 10 percent provided that the Al content is less than 2.5 wt pct and the Ti content is less than 4 wt pct. It is observed that the influence of W, Ta, Mo, and Nb content on resistance is dependent on Al and Ti contents. The derivation of an equation for estimating hot corrosion attack as a function of alloy composition using multiple linear regression analysis is described. The applicability of the equation is tested using various data sets of alloys. It is noted that the equation can be used to explain the effects of alloy composition on attack rates.

  17. The Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviors of As-cast and Re-melted AlCrCuFeMnNi Multi-Component High-Entropy Alloy

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    Soare, Vasile; Mitrica, Dumitru; Constantin, Ionut; Popescu, Gabriela; Csaki, Ioana; Tarcolea, Mihai; Carcea, Ioan

    2014-08-01

    A multi-component AlCrCuFeMnNi high-entropy alloy, prepared by vacuum induction melting, was investigated for structural, mechanical, and corrosion characteristics, before and after the re-melting process. Optical microscopy analysis revealed a dendritic solidification behavior. The interdendritic area contains two main phases and occasionally small hard phases. The re-melting process produced a finer dendritic structure, with rounded dendrites and reduced interdendritic hard phases. The SEM-EDAX analysis showed that the dendrite region contains a Widmanstatten type of structure and are composed of Cr-Fe rich phases, whereas the interdendrite region contains Cu and Mn rich phases. XRD analysis revealed two disordered BCC type A2 structures with high Cr and Fe content and an FCC A12 type of structure for the Cu and Mn rich interdendritic phase. The lattice constants, determined by X-ray diffraction, are 2.87 and 2.91 Å for the A2 phases and 3.67 Å for A1 phase. The Vickers micro hardness increased with the homogeneity of the alloy, having a maximum value of 4370 MPa for the re-melted sample. Corrosion tests carried out in 3.5 wt pct sodium chloride aerated solution indicated that the corrosion resistance improved with the re-melting process, being 1.5 to 2 times better than that of 304 stainless steel.

  18. Influence of hydronium, sulfate, chloride and other non-carbonate ions on hydrogen generation by anaerobic corrosion of granular cast iron.

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    Ruhl, Aki S; Jekel, Martin

    2013-10-15

    Permeable reactive barriers are successfully applied for the removal of various contaminants. The concomitant reduction of hydrogen ions and the subsequent formation of hydrogen gas by anaerobic corrosion lead to decreased pore volume filled with water and thus residence times, so called gas clogging. Long term column experiments were conducted to elucidate the impact of ubiquitous water constituents on the formation of hydrogen gas and potential passivation due to corrosion products. The collected gas volumes revealed a relation to the hydronium concentration (pH) but were only slightly increased in the presence of chloride and sulfate and not significantly influenced in the presence of phosphate, silicate, humic acid and ammonium compared to deionized water. Significant gas volumes within the reactive filling were verified by gravimetry. The presence of nitrate completely eliminated hydrogen formation by competition for electrons. Solid phase analyses revealed that neither chloride nor sulfate was incorporated in corrosion products in concentrations above 0.1 weight percent, and they did not alter the formation of mainly magnetite in comparison to deionized water. PMID:23954066

  19. The Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviors of As-cast and Re-melted AlCrCuFeMnNi Multi-Component High-Entropy Alloy

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    Soare, Vasile; Mitrica, Dumitru; Constantin, Ionut; Popescu, Gabriela; Csaki, Ioana; Tarcolea, Mihai; Carcea, Ioan

    2015-04-01

    A multi-component AlCrCuFeMnNi high-entropy alloy, prepared by vacuum induction melting, was investigated for structural, mechanical, and corrosion characteristics, before and after the re-melting process. Optical microscopy analysis revealed a dendritic solidification behavior. The interdendritic area contains two main phases and occasionally small hard phases. The re-melting process produced a finer dendritic structure, with rounded dendrites and reduced interdendritic hard phases. The SEM-EDAX analysis showed that the dendrite region contains a Widmanstatten type of structure and are composed of Cr-Fe rich phases, whereas the interdendrite region contains Cu and Mn rich phases. XRD analysis revealed two disordered BCC type A2 structures with high Cr and Fe content and an FCC A12 type of structure for the Cu and Mn rich interdendritic phase. The lattice constants, determined by X-ray diffraction, are 2.87 and 2.91 Å for the A2 phases and 3.67 Å for A1 phase. The Vickers micro hardness increased with the homogeneity of the alloy, having a maximum value of 4370 MPa for the re-melted sample. Corrosion tests carried out in 3.5 wt pct sodium chloride aerated solution indicated that the corrosion resistance improved with the re-melting process, being 1.5 to 2 times better than that of 304 stainless steel.

  20. 49 CFR 192.489 - Remedial measures: Cast iron and ductile iron pipelines.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Remedial measures: Cast iron and ductile iron pipelines. 192.489 Section 192...FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS Requirements for Corrosion Control § 192.489 Remedial measures: Cast iron and ductile iron pipelines....

  1. Enrichment of Casting Surface in Founding Process

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    Szajnar, J.; Wro?bel, P.; Wro?bel, T.

    2007-01-01

    A lot of cast steel and cast iron properties, also usable, depend on physical and chemical properties of surface layer, such as: hardness, corrosion resistance, abrasive wear resistance. The paper presents directly method of surface enrichment on casting in founding process. Layer in form of high-speed steel HS 18–0–1plate was placed on G25CrSiMnMoNi 4–4–4–2,5–4 cast steel hammer of crusher. To investigations it was used light microscopy and scanning electron microscope. Microanal...

  2. Influence of Fasciola Hepatica on Serum Biochemical Parameters and Vascular and Biliary System of Sheep Liver

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    A Hodži?

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional capacity of the liver based on the activity of specific enzymes and bilirubin in serum and also to investigate the influence of mechanical and toxic effects of Fasciola hepatica on the structures of the blood vessels and biliary tract in the sheep liver.Methods: Blood samples and liver of 63 indigenous sheep of Pramenka breed, slaughtered in the period from March to December 2009 were used. Based on parasitological findings in the liver, all animals were divided into two groups: control (n=34 and infected group (n=29. For investigation and description of pathological changes in sheep liver, naturally infected with F. hepatica, corrosion cast technique was used.Results: Biochemical analysis of tested parameters showed a significant elevation (P?0.05 of serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT, total bilirubin (TBIL and direct bilirubin (DBIL in infected sheep group comparing with the control group. No significant differences were observed for activity of aspartate aminotranferase (AST between groups. Vascular and biliary systems of the liver were found to be affected.Conclusion: Results of biochemical analysis are consistent with pathological findings and measuring of tested parameters could be used in early diagnosis of sheep fasciolosis and to test the effectiveness of anthelmintic therapy. Corrosion cast technique is very useful for investigation of pathological changes and neoangiogenesis of vascular and biliary system in sheep liver, caused by mechanical and toxic effects of F. hepatica.

  3. Anodization of cast aluminium alloys produced by different casting methods

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    K. Labisz

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the usability of two casting methods, of sand and high pressure cast for the anodization of AlSi12 and AlSi9Cu3 aluminium cast alloys was investigated. With defined anodization parameters like electrolyte composition and temperature, current type and value a anodic alumina surface layer was produced. The quality, size and properties of the anodic layer was investigated after the anodization of the chosen aluminium cast alloys. The Alumina layer was observed used light microscope, also the mechanical properties were measured as well the abrasive wear test was made with using ABR-8251 equipment. The researches included analyze of the influence of chemical composition, geometry and roughness of anodic layer obtained on aluminum casts. Conducted investigations shows the areas of later researches, especially in the direction of the possible, next optimization anodization process of aluminum casting alloys, for example in the range of raising resistance on corrosion to achieve a suitable anodic surface layer on elements for increasing applications in the aggressive environment for example as materials on working building constructions, elements in electronics and construction parts in air and automotive industry.

  4. Pigmented casts.

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    Miteva, Mariya; Romanelli, Paolo; Tosti, Antonella

    2014-01-01

    Pigmented casts have been reported with variable frequency in scalp biopsies from alopecia areata, trichotillomania, chemotherapy-induced alopecia and postoperative (pressure induced) alopecia. Their presence and morphology in other scalp disorders has not been described. The authors assessed for the presence and morphology of pigmented casts in 308 transversely bisected scalp biopsies from nonscarring and scarring alopecia, referred to the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami within a year. The pigmented casts were present in 21 of 29 cases of alopecia areata (72%), 7 of 7 cases of trichotillomania (100%), 1 case of friction alopecia, 4 of 28 cases of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (14%), and 4 of 4 cases of dissecting cellulitis (100%). They did not show any distinguishing features except for the morphology in trichotillomania, which included twisted, linear (zip), and "button"-like pigment aggregation. The linear arrangement was found also in friction alopecia and dissecting cellulitis. Pigmented casts in the hair canals of miniaturized/vellus hairs was a clue to alopecia areata. Pigmented casts can be observed in biopsies of different hair disorders, but they are not specific for the diagnosis. Horizontal sections allow to better assess their morphology and the follicular level of presence of pigmented casts, which in the context of the other follicular findings may be a clue to the diagnosis. PMID:23823025

  5. Developing of chromium cast steel on sleeves of heavy machines

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    Kilarski, J.; Studnicki, A.; Suchon?, J.

    2010-01-01

    The results of investigations of hardness, impact resistance, abrasive and corrosive wear of selected chromium cast steel with destination on sleeves of heavy machines were introduced in the article. First results of exploational investigations talked over on the end.

  6. A scanning electron-microscopic, stereo-pair study of methacrylate corrosion casts of the mouse palatal and molar periodontal microvasculature.

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    Wong, R S; Sims, M R

    1987-01-01

    Microvascular beds of the palate, gingiva and periodontal ligament had interconnected but distinct, regional patterns. The palatal vasculature reflected mucosal-crest morphology: crestal capillary vessels of the rugae anastomosed with sagitally-orientated rows of 8 microns capillary loops, and, in the inter-rugal troughs, these formed a flat plexus overlying collecting veins more than 100 microns in diameter. Maxillary and mandibular molar ligaments had similar microvascular patterns. The molar gingiva had a circular, outer capillary and inner venous system linked by radial anastomoses. The outer (7 microns) capillaries enclosed the three molars in a continuous horizontal loop coursing beneath the crestal epithelium; the inner (10-15 microns) venous vessels encircled each molar just below the epithelial attachment. Glomerulus-like vascular formations, with an arterial and venous stalk, were associated with the inner circular system and extended toward the crevicular epithelium. Axially aligned, post-capillary, periodontal-ligament vessels (21 microns) anastomosed with the inner circular system, forming different patterns in the occlusal, middle and apical thirds. The apical pattern comprised an enveloping plexus of anastomosing venous vessels supplied by arterio-venous shunts; similar shunts were present throughout the ligament. The microvascular bed of the mandibular inter-radicular ligament was characterized by the presence of a large venous ampulla measuring 60 by 200 microns. Some regions of the ligament microvasculature drained via the medullary vessels into 50 microns-diameter venules located interdentally deep to the molar apices. Volumetrically, the ligament microvascular bed was predominantly of post-capillary venules, and morphologically, a paired arterial and venous system was not demonstrated. PMID:3479097

  7. Magnesium-lithium casting alloys

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    Latenko, V. P.; Silchenko, T. V.; Tikhonov, V. A.; Maltsev, V. P.; Korablin, V. P.

    1974-01-01

    The strength properties of magnesium-lithium alloys at room, low, and high temperatures are investigated. It is found that the alloys may have practical application at ambient temperatures up to 100 C, that negative temperatures have a favorable influence on the alloy strength, and that cyclic temperature variations have practically no effect on the strength characteristics. The influence of chemical coatings on corrosion resistance of the MgLi alloys is examined. Several facilities based on pressure casting machines, low-pressure casting machines, and magnetodynamic pumps were designed for producing MgLi alloy castings. Results were obtained for MgLi alloys reinforced with fibers having a volumetric content of 15%.

  8. On Tool Failure in Die Casting

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    Persson, Anders

    2003-01-01

    Die casting is a very cost-efficient method of forming thin-walled and complex near net-shaped products with close geometric tolerances and good surface finish. A permanent die tool is used to make large quantities of identical products. The performance and tool life are limited by several mechanisms, e.g. thermal fatigue cracking, erosion, and corrosion. To develop new and more resistant tool materials for die casting detailed knowledge of the actual casting conditions and the tool failure m...

  9. [Infrared casting temperature control of the induction centrifuge casting exemplary in the non-precious dental alloy Wiron 88].

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    Müller, W D; Lotz, J; Lange, K P; Altrichter, B

    1991-01-01

    A temperature-dependent, IR-controlled casting technology for the non-precious dental alloy Wiron 88 (Bego) is presented and compared with a traditional procedure. The new casting allows the production of cast objects with favourable and reproducible material properties. Compared with the commonly used technology hardness, grain size and susceptibility to corrosion could be reduced. Texture after casting was found to be homogeneous. The procedure presented meets the requirements for a modern casting technology and be adapted to older automatic casating devices. PMID:1816820

  10. The surface layer of austempered ductile iron investment castings properties

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    D. Myszka

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents a unique process of carbonnitriding and nitriding the precision casting surfaces of austempered ductile iron. The results of the research are pointing that adequate process parameters allow to obtain multiple increase of wear resistance and a significant increase of corrosion resistance. Also, changes of cast microstructure and hardness are presented.

  11. The surface layer of austempered ductile iron investment castings properties

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    Myszka, D.; K?e?bczyk, M.; Zych, A.; Kwiatkowski, L.

    2009-01-01

    The article presents a unique process of carbonnitriding and nitriding the precision casting surfaces of austempered ductile iron. The results of the research are pointing that adequate process parameters allow to obtain multiple increase of wear resistance and a significant increase of corrosion resistance. Also, changes of cast microstructure and hardness are presented.

  12. Automatic inspection of surface defects in die castings after machining

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    S?wi??o, S. J.; Perzyk, M.

    2011-01-01

    A new camera based machine vision system for the automatic inspection of surface defects in aluminum die casting was developed by the authors. The problem of surface defects in aluminum die casting is widespread throughout the foundry industry and their detection is of paramount importance in maintaining product quality. The casting surfaces are the most highly loaded regions of materials and components. Mechanical and thermal loads as well as corrosion or irradiation attacks are directed pri...

  13. The influence of sigma phase on erosion and corrosion properties of duplex steel

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    Z. Stradomski

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of investigations concerning the influence of ? phase precipitating on the erosion and corrosion properties of ferritic-austenitic cast steel. The object of investigation have been two grades of corrosion-resistant cast steel: GX2CrNiMoCuN25-6-3-3 and GX2CrNiMoN25-6-3. The examinations have involved measurements for obtaining potentiodynamic curves, examination of erosion and corrosion resistance, and microstructural analysis. The supersaturated cast steel and the material after heat treatment have been examined. It has been found that the tribological properties of supersaturated cast steel are worse than those of the supersaturated and annealed cast steel. The highest erosion and corrosion resistance has been achieved as a result of ferrite decomposition ? ? ?’+ ?. The examinations of corrosion resistance have revealed that the ageing process after supersaturation do not cause significant changes in the anti-corrosive properties.

  14. Casting methods

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    Marsden, Kenneth C.; Meyer, Mitchell K.; Grover, Blair K.; Fielding, Randall S.; Wolfensberger, Billy W.

    2012-12-18

    A casting device includes a covered crucible having a top opening and a bottom orifice, a lid covering the top opening, a stopper rod sealing the bottom orifice, and a reusable mold having at least one chamber, a top end of the chamber being open to and positioned below the bottom orifice and a vacuum tap into the chamber being below the top end of the chamber. A casting method includes charging a crucible with a solid material and covering the crucible, heating the crucible, melting the material, evacuating a chamber of a mold to less than 1 atm absolute through a vacuum tap into the chamber, draining the melted material into the evacuated chamber, solidifying the material in the chamber, and removing the solidified material from the chamber without damaging the chamber.

  15. Vascular ring

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    ... which encircles and presses down on the windpipe (trachea) and esophagus. Several different types of vascular ring ... types, the vascular ring only partially encircles the trachea and esophagus, but it still can cause symptoms.

  16. Ultrasound -- Vascular

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    What is Vascular Ultrasound? View larger with caption Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using ... of page What are the limitations of Vascular Ultrasound? Vessels deep in the body are harder to ...

  17. Vascular Access

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    Berna YELKEN

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Hemodialysis patients are connected to life by means of vascular access. The complications of vascular access represent one of the most important causes of morbidity, mortality and high healthcare costs in the hemodialysis patients. Although it is known that the best vascular access is AVF, the fistula use rate is still low in most countries. This review will examine; association of various vascular access with morbidity, mortality and dialysis costs; different practice patterns in the world and reasons of this; finally, solutions for vascular access problems.

  18. Fabrication of bulk metallic glasses by centrifugal casting method

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    R. Nowosielski

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the present work is characterization of the centrifugal casting method, apparatus andproduced amorphous materials, which are also known as bulk metallic glassesDesign/methodology/approach: The studied centrifugal casting system consists of two main parts: castingapparatus and injection system of molten alloy. The described centrifugal casting method was presented bypreparing a casting apparatus “CentriCast – 5”. The apparatus includes a cylindrical copper mold, which isrotated by a motor. The transmission allows to changing the speed of rotating mold.Findings: Bulk metallic glasses are a novel class of engineering materials, which exhibit excelent mechanical,thermal, magnetic and corrosion properties. Centrifugal casting is a useful method to produce bulk amorphousmaterials in form of rings, tubes or cylindrical parts. Presented centrifugal casting method and casting apparatushas been prepared to fabricate the samples of bulk metallic glass in form of rings with an outer diameter of 25mm and controlled thicknesses by changing the weight of the molten alloy.Research limitations/implications: Studied centrifugal casting method and casting apparatus has beenprepared to fabricate the samples of bulk metallic glass. For future research a characterization of microstructureand properties of prepared material will be performed.Practical implications: The centrifugal casting is a useful process to produce bulk amorphous materials in formof rings, tubes or graded amorphous matrix composites. It seems to be a very simple method, which allows toobtain BMG materials.Originality/value: The centrifugal casting method allows to produce bulk amorphous rings with thicknessabove 1-mm.

  19. Steel castings by the electroslag casting technique

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    Sikka, V. K.; Mitchell, A.

    1984-10-01

    Electroslag casting facilities in Canada and the United States were reviewed. Several value body castings of 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo, 9 Cr-1 Mo, and 18% Cr-8% Ni (Mo) steels were made at the University of British Columbia facility. These castings were examined for surface finish, chemical segregation, and macrostructure in the as-cast condition and after various heat treatments. Castings were subjected to tensile, charpy impact, and creep testing. Results of these tests were compared with similar data on wrought material and where applicable, with data on sand castings.

  20. Steel castings by the electroslag casting technique

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    Sikka, V.K.; Mitchell, A.

    1984-10-01

    Electroslag casting facilities in Canada and the United States were reviewed. Several valve body castings of 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo, 9 Cr-1 Mo, and 18% Cr-8% Ni(Mo) steels were made at the University of British Columbia facility. These castings were examined for surface finish, chemical segregation, and macrostructure in the as-cast condition and after various heat treatments. Castings were subjected to tensile, Charpy impact, and creep testing. Results of these tests were compared with similar data on wrought material and, where applicable, with data on sand castings. 22 figures.

  1. DEGRADATION WORKS OF MONUMENTAL ART CAST BRONZE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

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    Nica-badea, Delia; Pasa?re, Minodora Maria

    2012-01-01

    Intensive pollution, combined with the lack of conservation of monuments exposed to these environments make the main cause of deterioration of cultural objects to atmospheric corrosion metal. This paper proposes a study of the main factors leading to degradation Bronze alloy, cast bronze monuments exposed to open atmosphere: corrosive environmental factors, stability and products of corrosion of bronze. In general, all corrosion products present on a metal surface are indicated as 'skate', ca...

  2. Corrosion fatigue of magnesium alloys

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    Gutman, E.M.; Eliezer, A.; Unigovski, Y.; Abramov, E. [Dept. of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer-Sheva (Israel)

    2003-07-01

    To study the fatigue life of extruded AZ31 (3%Al, 1%Zn, 0.3%Mn, Mg - the rest), AM50 (5%Al, 0.4%Mn, Mg - the rest) and ZK60 (5%Zn, 0.5%Zr, Mg - the rest) Mg alloys in air and NaCl-based solutions, corrosion fatigue tests were carried out using a rotating beam type fatigue machine. For the analysis of the corrosion fatigue behavior of Mg alloys in different environments, fitted N{sub sol}/N{sub air} ratio considered as a relative corrosion fatigue life is used. Here N{sub sol} and N{sub air} are the numbers of cycles to failure in the solution and in air, respectively. An extruded ZK60 alloy shows very high fatigue and corrosion fatigue properties in comparison with other alloys. However, ZK60 shows the lowest values of the relative fatigue life (N{sub sol}/N{sub air} {proportional_to}10{sup -3}-10{sup -2}) compared to that for AM50 and AZ31 alloys (N{sub sol}/N{sub air} {proportional_to}10{sup -2} - 10{sup -1}). Generally, extruded alloys in comparison to earlier studied die-cast alloys show a higher sensitivity to the action of NaCl; however, under the same stress, their corrosion fatigue life is significantly longer than that of die-cast alloys. (orig.)

  3. The ancient Chinese casting techniques

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    Tan Derui; Lian Haiping

    2011-01-01

    In the course of Chinese civilization, which lasted more than 5,000 years, casting production has made a huge contribution. In this paper, some representative metal castings were presented. According to their forming techniques, they can be grouped into stone mould casting, clay mould casting, ablation casting, lost wax casting, stack casting, permanent mould casting, sand casting, etc. According to their materials, they can be categorized into tin bronze, bimetallic bronze, malleable cast ir...

  4. Thin Wall Iron Castings

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    J.F. Cuttino; D.M. Stefanescu; T.S. Piwonka

    2001-10-31

    Results of an investigation made to develop methods of making iron castings having wall thicknesses as small as 2.5 mm in green sand molds are presented. It was found that thin wall ductile and compacted graphite iron castings can be made and have properties consistent with heavier castings. Green sand molding variables that affect casting dimensions were also identified.

  5. Final Report, Volume 1, Metallurgical Evaluation of Cast Duplex Stainless Steels and their Weldments

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    Wen, Songqing; Lundin, Carl, W.; Batten, Greg, W.

    2005-09-30

    Duplex stainless steels (DSS) are being specified for chloride containing environments due to their enhanced pitting and stress corrosion cracking resistance. They exhibit improved corrosion performance over the austenitic stainless steels. Duplex stainless steels also offer improved strength properties and are available in various wrought and cast forms. Selected grades of duplex stainless steel castings and their welds, in comparison with their wrought counterparts, were evaluated, regarding corrosion performance and mechanical properties and weldability. Multiple heats of cast duplex stainless steel were evaluated in the as-cast, solution annealed (SA) static cast and SA centrifugal cast conditions, while their wrought counterparts were characterized in the SA condition and in the form of as-rolled plate. Welding, including extensive assessment of autogenous welds and a preliminary study of composite welds (shielded metal arc weld (SMAW)), was performed. The evaluations included critical pitting temperature (CPT) testing, intergranular corrosion (IGC) testing, ASTM A923 (Methods A, B and C), Charpy impact testing, weldability testing (ASTM A494), ferrite measurement and microstructural evaluations. In the study, the corrosion performances of DSS castings were characterized and assessed, including the wrought counterparts for comparison. The evaluation filled the pore of lack of data for cast duplex stainless steels compared to wrought materials. A database of the pitting corrosion and IGC behavior of cast and wrought materials was generated for a greater depth of understanding for the behavior of cast duplex stainless steel. In addition, improved evaluation methods for DSS castings were developed according to ASTM A923, A262, G48 and A494. The study revealed that when properly heat treated according to the specification, (1) DSS castings have equal or better pitting and intergranular corrosion resistance than their wrought counterparts; (2) Welding reduces the pitting and intergranular corrosion resistance for both the wrought and cast duplex alloys; (3) Castings generally have better toughness than their wrought counterparts in the temperature range of -80 C to +20 C; (4) All shield metal arc (SMA) test welds in DSS castings, with recommended or over matching filler metal, indicate that welding is not a significant factor when considering DSS applications.

  6. Final Report, Volume 1, Metallurgical Evaluation of Cast Duplex Stainless Steels and their Weldments

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    Wen, Songqing; Lundin, Carl, W.; Batten, Greg, W.

    2005-09-30

    Duplex stainless steels (DSS) are being specified for chloride containing environments due to their enhanced pitting and stress corrosion cracking resistance. They exhibit improved corrosion performance over the austenitic stainless steels. Duplex stainless steels also offer improved strength properties and are available in various wrought and cast forms. Selected grades of duplex stainless steel castings and their welds, in comparison with their wrought counterparts, were evaluated, regarding corrosion performance and mechanical properties and weldability. Multiple heats of cast duplex stainless steel were evaluated in the as-cast, solution annealed (SA) static cast and SA centrifugal cast conditions, while their wrought counterparts were characterized in the SA condition and in the form of as-rolled plate. Welding, including extensive assessment of autogenous welds and a preliminary study of composite welds (shielded metal arc weld (SMAW)), was performed. The evaluations included critical pitting temperature (CPT) testing, intergranular corrosion (IGC) testing, ASTM A923 (Methods A, B and C), Charpy impact testing, weldability testing (ASTM A494), ferrite measurement and microstructural evaluations. In the study, the corrosion performances of DSS castings were characterized and assessed, including the wrought counterparts for comparison. The evaluation filled the pore of lack of data for cast duplex stainless steels compared to wrought materials. A database of the pitting corrosion and IGC behavior of cast and wrought materials was generated for a greater depth of understanding for the behavior of cast duplex stainless steel. In addition, improved evaluation methods for DSS castings were developed according to ASTM A923, A262, G48 and A494. The study revealed that when properly heat treated according to the specification, (1) DSS castings have equal or better pitting and intergranular corrosion resistance than their wrought counterparts; (2) Welding reduces the pitting and intergranular corrosion resistance for both the wrought and cast duplex alloys; (3) Castings generally have better toughness than their wrought counterparts in the temperature range of �������¢����������������80���������������°C to +20���������������°C; (4) All shield metal arc (SMA) test welds in DSS castings, with recommended or over matching filler metal, indicate that welding is not a significant factor when considering DSS applications.

  7. Remodeling of hepatic vascular changes after specific chemotherapy of schistosomal periportal fibrosis

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    Zilton A, Andrade; Ana Paula, Baptista; Thaynã Souto, Santana.

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis was the first human disease in which the possibility of extensive long standing hepatic fibrosis being degraded and removed has been demonstrated. When such changes occurred, the main signs of portal hypertension (splenomegaly, esophageal varices) progressively disappea [...] red, implying that a profound vascular remodeling was concomitantly occurring. Hepatic vascular alterations associated with advanced schistosomiasis have already been investigated. Obstruction of the intrahepatic portal vein branches, plus marked angiogenesis and compensatory hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the arterial tree are the main changes present. However, there are no data revealing how these vascular changes behave during the process of fibrosis regression. Here the mouse model of pipestem fibrosis was used in an investigation about these vascular alterations during the course of the infection, and also after treatment and cure of the disease. Animals representing the two polar hepatic forms of the infection were included: (1) "isolated granulomas" characterized by isolated periovular granulomas sparsely distributed throughout the hepatica parenchyma; and (2) 'pipestem fibrosis' with periovular granulomas and fibrosis being concentrated within portal spaces, before and after treatment, were studied by means of histological and vascular injection-corrosion techniques. Instances of widespread portal vein obstruction of several types were commonly found in the livers of the untreated animals. These obstructive lesions were soon repaired, and completely disappeared four months following specific treatment of schistosomiasis. Treatment was accomplished by the simultaneous administration of praziquantel and oxamniquine. The most impressive results were revealed by the technique of injection of colored masses into the portal system, followed by corrosion in strong acid. The vascular lesions of non-treated pipestem fibrosis were represented in the plastic casts by considerable diminution of the fine peripheral portal vein radicles, plus dilatation of periportal collaterals. Four months after treatment, this last picture appeared replaced by tufts of newly interwoven vessels formed along the main portal vein branches, disclosing a strong angiomatoid reparative change. Understanding about the cellular elements at play during fibro-vascular repairing changes of hepatic schistosomiais represents a matter of considerable scientific and conceptual importance. At present time one may only speculate about the participation of some type of natural stem-cell capable of restoring the diseased liver back to normal once the cause of the disorder has been eliminated.

  8. Phase Transformation in Cast Superaustenitic Stainless Steels

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    Nathaniel Steven Lee Phillips

    2006-12-12

    Superaustenitic stainless steels constitute a group of Fe-based alloys that are compositionally balanced to have a purely austenitic matrix and exhibit favorable pitting and crevice corrosion resistant properties and mechanical strength. However, intermetallic precipitates such as sigma and Laves can form during casting or exposure to high-temperature processing, which degrade the corrosion and mechanical properties of the material. The goal of this study was to accurately characterize the solid-solid phase transformations seen in cast superaustenitic stainless steels. Heat treatments were performed to understand the time and temperature ranges for intermetallic phase formations in alloys CN3MN and CK3MCuN. Microstructures were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (EDS, WDS). The equilibrium microstructures, composed primarily of sigma and Laves within purely austenitic matrices, showed slow transformation kinetics. Factors that determine the extent of transformation, including diffusion, nucleation, and growth, are discussed.

  9. Casting large beryllium ingots

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    Corle, R.R.; Krenzer, R.W.; Voiles, K.E.

    1978-06-05

    Beryllium casting is a relatively new technology with the successful cast of large ingots being developed during the last decade. In 1961, Rocky Flats initiated a beryllium ingot-sheet fabrication process that included the development of new techniques to consistently cast large sound beryllium ingots. This report reviews the casting technology that was developed to cast these beryllium ingots on a production basis along with some of the remaining technical problems requiring additional development work.

  10. Moldless casting by laser

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    McLean, Marc A.; Shannon, G. J.; Steen, William M.

    1997-09-01

    The principle of laser cladding involves the use of high power carbon-dioxide lasers and powder deposition technology to provide wear and corrosion resistant surface coatings to engineering components. By injecting metal powder into a laser generated melt pool on a moving substrate a solidified metal track can be produced. Deposition of successive tracks produces a multi-layer build. Laser direct casting (LDC) utilizes a coaxial nozzle enabling consistent omnidirectional deposition to produce 3D components from a selection of metal powders. The influence of the principal process parameters over the process features namely, powder catchment efficiency, beam shape and build rates are presented with several successfully generated 3D components. Nickel, stainless steel and satellite powders were deposited at laser powders of 0.4 to 1.4 kW and speeds of 500 to 1000 mm/min achieving build rates of 3 to 9 mm3/s. Fully dense metallurgical structures have been produced with no cracking or porosity and powder catchment efficiencies up to 85% have been achieved.

  11. High Cr white cast iron/carbon steel bimetal liner by lost foam casting with liquid-liquid composite process

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    Xiao Xiaofeng; Ye Shengping; Yin Weixin

    2012-01-01

    Liners in wet ball mill for mineral processing industry must bear abrasive wear and corrosive wear, and consequently, the service life of the liner made from traditional materials, such as Hadfield steel and alloyed steels, is typically less than ten months. Bimetal liner, made from high Cr white cast iron and carbon steel, has been successfully developed by using liquid-liquid composite lost foam casting process. The microstructure and interface of the composite were analyzed using optical m...

  12. Influence of the casting temperature on dental Co-base alloys properties

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    Reimann, L.; Dobrzan?sk, L. A.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The goal of the study is to find the relationship between the value of casting temperature on corrosion resistance, hardness and mechanical properties of two Co-Cr-Mo alloys Remanium 2000+ and Wirobond LFC used in dentistry.Design/methodology/approach: Realized investigations starts from preparing the mould and cast two CoCrMo alloys in 1430, 1440, 1450 and 1460°C. Electrochemical corrosion research were made in water centre which simulated artificial saliva environment, by recordin...

  13. High temperature corrosion of metals

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    This paper covers three main topics: 1. high temperature oxidation of metals and alloys, 2. corrosion in sulfur containing environments and 3. structural changes caused by corrosion. The following 21 subjects are discussed: Influence of implanted yttrium and lanthanum on the oxidation behaviour of beta-NiA1; influence of reactive elements on the adherence and protective properties of alumina scales; problems related to the application of very fine markers in studying the mechanism of thin scale formation; oxidation behaviour of chromia forming Co-Cr-Al alloys with or without reactive element additions; growth and properties of chromia-scales on high-temperature alloys; quantification of the depletion zone in high temperature alloys after oxidation in process gas; effects of HC1 and of N2 in the oxidation of Fe-20Cr; investigation under nuclear safety aspects of Zircaloy-4 oxidation kinetics at high temperatures in air; on the sulfide corrosion of metallic materials; high temperature sulfide corrosion of Mn, Nb and Nb-Si alloys; corrosion behaviour or NiCrAl-based alloys in air and air-SO2 gas mixtures; sulfidation of cobalt at high temperatures; preoxidation for sulfidation protection; fireside corrosion and application of additives in electric utility boilers; transport properties of scales with complex defect structures; observations of whiskers and pyramids during high temperature corrosion of iron in SO2; corrosion and creep of alloy 800H under simulated coal gasification conditions; microstructural changes of HK 40 cast alloy caused by exploitation in tubes in steam reformer installation; microstructural changes during exposure in corrosive environments and their effect on mechanical properties; coatings against carburization; mathematical modeling of carbon diffusion and carbide precipitation in Ni-Cr-based alloys. (MM)

  14. Corrosion protection

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    Brown, Donald W.; Wagh, Arun S.

    2003-05-27

    There has been invented a chemically bonded phosphate corrosion protection material and process for application of the corrosion protection material for corrosion prevention. A slurry of iron oxide and phosphoric acid is used to contact a warm surface of iron, steel or other metal to be treated. In the presence of ferrous ions from the iron, steel or other metal, the slurry reacts to form iron phosphates which form grains chemically bonded onto the surface of the steel.

  15. Exploitation of rare earth metals in cast steel production for power engineering

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    Kasin?ska, J.; Gajewski, M.

    2008-01-01

    The paper presents results of experiments carried out on industrial melts. There has been tested the REM influence on carbon properties (0.20%C) as well as austenitic cast steel Cr-Ni 18/8+Ti type.It was found that REM cause an essential improvement of cast steels impact strength and in case of austenitic cast steel – also the corrosion resistance improvement in boiling 65%HNO3 (Huey test).

  16. Casting materials and their application in research and teaching.

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    Haenssgen, Kati; Makanya, Andrew N; Djonov, Valentin

    2014-04-01

    From a biological point of view, casting refers to filling of anatomical and/or pathological spaces with extraneous material that reproduces a three-dimensional replica of the space. Casting may be accompanied by additional procedures such as corrosion, in which the soft tissue is digested out, leaving a clean cast, or the material may be mixed with radiopaque substances to allow x-ray photography or micro computed topography (µCT) scanning. Alternatively, clearing of the surrounding soft tissue increases transparency and allows visualization of the casted cavities. Combination of casting with tissue fixation allows anatomical dissection and didactic surgical procedures on the tissue. Casting materials fall into three categories namely, aqueous substances (India ink, Prussian blue ink), pliable materials (gelatins, latex, and silicone rubber), or hard materials (methyl methacrylates, polyurethanes, polyesters, and epoxy resins). Casting has proved invaluable in both teaching and research and many phenomenal biological processes have been discovered through casting. The choice of a particular material depends inter alia on the targeted use and the intended subsequent investigative procedures, such as dissection, microscopy, or µCT. The casting material needs to be pliable where anatomical and surgical manipulations are intended, and capillary-passable for ultrastructural investigations. PMID:24564951

  17. Casting heavy workpieces

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    Schmidt, G.; Heczko, F.

    1988-04-01

    The demands which turbine manufacturers place on cast steel are high. The problem is not easy and extends far beyond those connected with machine tool castings and armour castings. To be qualified in the production of steam turbines a company must apply more critical test criteria and provide respective documentation as verification of the strength properties demanded by the customer. Special castings for Francis, Pelton and Kaplan hydraulic turbine wheels have now raised the requirements on quality assurance yet another step higher.

  18. Corrosion Engineering.

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    White, Charles V.

    A description is provided for a Corrosion and Corrosion Control course offered in the Continuing Engineering Education Program at the General Motors Institute (GMI). GMI is a small cooperative engineering school of approximately 2,000 students who alternate between six-week periods of academic study and six weeks of related work experience in…

  19. Casting and Molding

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    Perkins School for the Blind

    2012-06-26

    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore the process used to cast and mold molten metal, glass, and plastics. Using gelatin, the learner will work with a variety of molds to create castings. When the shapes are unmolded, the learner can tactually explore the casts.

  20. Corrosion behaviour of dental metals and alloys in different media.

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    Kedici, S P; Aksüt, A A; Kílíçarslan, M A; Bayramo?lu, G; Gökdemir, K

    1998-10-01

    The corrosion tendencies of metals are related with their position in the electromotive series. These electrode potential degrees may change due to the compositions of the alloys, the surrounding media, or due to alterations in the composition because of recurrent casting. Therefore in this research, the electrode potentials and their changes over a period of time were measured in different pH media simulating the oral electrochemical conditions in vitro. The surface structure of the first and second castings of 29 different dental metals and alloys were examined under a scanning electron microscope and their composition in percentage weight was calculated by the Energy-dispersive X-ray Analysor system. Further the current-potential curves of the dental alloys were found by the potentiodynamic method in three different solutions and, in addition, the changes of corrosion potentials over time were also determined. The corrosion rates, corrosion potentials, their changes over time and their cathodic Tafel slopes were determined. All alloys tested showed ion leakage in corrosive media. Titanium exhibited the least, but alloys with tin and cobalt content displayed the greatest corrosion tendencies. Alloys with iron and copper corroded in the acid media, conversely alloys containing chromium, nichel and molybdenum proved to be resistant to corrosion. The recurrent castings were also corrosion resistant. PMID:9802590

  1. EFFECT OF THE HEAT AND SURFACE LASER TREATMENT ON THE CORROSION DEGRADATION OF THE Mg-Al ALLOYS

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    Dobrzan?ski, Leszek A.; Tomasz Ta?ski; Szymon Malara

    2011-01-01

    In this paper there is presented the corrosion behavior of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state, after heat and laser treatment. Pitting corrosion resistance of the analyzed alloys was carried out using the potentiodynamic electrochemical method (direct current), based on a anodic polarization curve. On the basis of the achieved anodic polarization curves, using the Tefel extrapolation method near to the corrosion potential, the quantitative data were determined, which describe the electro...

  2. Evaluation of electroslag castings

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    Judkins, R.R.; Sikka, V.K.

    1985-01-01

    Results of evaluations of electroslag castings of ferritic (2-1/4 Cr-1 Mo and 9 Cr-1 Mo) and austenitic (CF8M or type 316) steels are presented. The castings have been characterized for surface finish, cracking, solidification structure, chemical composition, hardness, ferrite distribution, tensile properties, Charpy impact properties, and creep properties. Pertinent data are compared with equivalent data for sand castings and wrought products of the same materials. Based on the results of these studies, the properties of electroslag castings compare favorably with those of sand castings and wrought materials.

  3. Improved cast stainless steels for shield module applications

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    Full text of publication follows: Casting of austenitic stainless steels offers the possibility of directly producing large and/or relatively complex structures, such as the first wall shield modules or the divertor cassette for the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER). Casting offers major cost savings when compared to fabrication via welding together quarter modules machined from large forgings. However, because of the large grain size, low dislocation density and extensive segregation of alloying elements, the strength properties of such cast components are frequently inferior to those of conventionally forged and annealed components. To improve and validate cast stainless steel as a substitute for wrought stainless steel for shield module applications, a series of test cast steels based on the commercially available CF3M specification have been designed and fabricated. These modifications utilize combinations of Mn and N,which are expected to synergistically result in significant increases in strength. In addition, two other alloys will enhance solid solution strengthening with Cu and W additions to increase strength. It will be necessary to demonstrate that these compositional modifications do not adversely affect performance in the ITER water corrosion and radiation environments Computational thermodynamics and solidification modeling predict that these improved cast steel compositions to be fully austenitic throughout the solidification process. Po throughout the solidification process. Post-cast heat treatments are a second-route for improving strength and properties of cast materials. Homogenizing treatments to remove second particles have also been explored as means of improving strength in cast stainless steel. In this paper, the physical metallurgy, mechanical properties, and irradiation tolerance of the improved cast stainless steel compositions and heat treatments will be compared to standard cast stainless steel. Fracture toughness, weldability, and non-destructive analysis of the improved cast stainless steel will also be discussed. This work was supported by the US-ITER program. (authors)

  4. High quality casting materials

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    S. Pietrowski

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper briefly presents results of the new developed high quality cast materials.Design/methodology/approach: The following materials are: hypereutectoid cast steel with various microstructure modular graphite obtained in as-cast condition (raw state, ductile cast iron of bainite-martensitic carbides structure obtained in a raw state, aluminum bronzes and silumins with additives of: chromium, molybdenum, wolfram, vanadium.Findings: These alloys are characterized primarily by significant mechanical properties and high wear resistance. It was also discussed getting of layer products by combination of steel or cast iron using alphinated layer with silumin.Practical implications: The paper discusses the high quality cast alloy, layer products and presents the high quality casting materials in the point of view principles of materials selection.Originality/value: The above problem is shown in the background of “Rules of material selection” as well as a model of production system in company.

  5. Vascular Diseases

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    ... and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels ...

  6. Vascular Proliferation

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    PhD Jack D Thatcher (West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Structural Biology)

    2009-11-20

    This FlashTM animation depicts vascularization of the early germ disc. It is shown in the context of a transverse section through a trilaminar germ disc and yolk sac. Clicking shows the cardiogenic field developing into the heart tube, along with vasculogenesis of the major vessels. Clicking again shows angiogenesis of peripheral vessels throughout the developing embryo and yolk sac.

  7. Evaluation of microstructural effects on the corrosion behaviour of AZ91D magnesium alloy

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    Ambat, Rajan; Aung, Naing Naing

    2000-01-01

    The effect of microconstituents on the corrosion and electrochemical behaviour of AZ91D alloy prepared by die-casting and ingot casting route has been investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution at pH 7.25. The experimental techniques used include constant immersion technique, in-situ corrosion monitoring, and potentiodynamic polarisation experiments. Surface examination and analytical studies were carried out using optical and scanning electron microscopy, EDX and XRD. The corrosion behaviour of microconstituents namely primary alpha, eutectic alpha and beta phases was significantly different. Goring of aluminum showed influence on corrosion behaviour more significantly in ingot material. Areas with aluminium concentration less than about 8% were found to be prone to corrosion attack compared with either those with higher amount of aluminium or beta phase. Die-cast material with smaller grain size and fine beta phase offered marginally lower corrosion rate and better passivation compared with the ingot. In die-cast and ingot, hydrogen evolution took place preferentially on beta phase. XRD pattern of non-corroded and corroded surface revealed the removal of beta phase from alloy surface during corrosion. The corrosion products for ingot consisted of Mg(OH)(2) with small amounts beta phase, magnesium-aluminum oxide and MgH2 while for die-cast, the product showed a highly amorphous structure. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Casting in Sport

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    Decarlo, Mark; Malone, Kathy; Darmelio, John; Rettig, Arthur

    1994-01-01

    Attempts by sports medicine professionals to return high school athletes with hand and wrist injuries to competition quickly and safely have been the source of confusion and debate on many playing fields around the country. In addition to the differing views regarding the appropriateness of playing cast usage in high school football, a debate exists among sports medicine professionals as to which material is best suited for playing cast construction. Materials used in playing cast constructio...

  9. Die casting plutonium

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    A successful method of die casting plutonium is described. The method is an improvement over conventional pour-cast techniques in that the plutonium can be solidified more rapidly. One advantage of rapid solidification is that cast structures can be improved. Another advantage is that the plutonium has little time to react with its surroundings, so experimenters can choose from a larger selection of die construction materials

  10. Quality control of cast brake discs

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    M. Stawarz

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The largest industrial application so far have the gray cast irons which are characterized by low tensile and bending strength, while at the same time they have good ultimate comprehensive strength. Additionally, the fatigue strength of gray cast irons is comparatively low and they are only to some extend sensitive for the surface waters effects. Cast iron is the material, which is comparatively easy to be processed, and for this reason – it is not expensive. Brake discs are exploited in particularly hard conditions. They must be resistant both against the thermal fatigue and abrasion wearing (at dry friction as well as against seizing, corrosion and mechanical load [1-3]. The gray cast iron, better than other materials, fulfills all the requirements necessary for making the material for the casts resistant against such tough conditions. This work reflects the researches aiming to define the quality of cast brake discs (ventilated and non-ventilated ones upon a period of their exploitation in real conditions. The following researches were performed: evaluations of the disc surface condition, measurement of disc thickness, examination of run – out flank and metallographic analysis. In order to more detailed recognition of mechanisms and reasons of brake discs wearing in real conditions, one should conduct additional examinations: computer analysis of the microstructure, chemical composition analysis, etc., as well as study of the technology of their production in foundries, where they are manufactured [4]. By obtaining the full set of the mentioned above data one can draw final conclusions and remove causes of possible defects.

  11. PRINCIPLES OF CORROSION AND CORROSION MONITORING

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    Recent amendments to the National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations deal with corrosion and require utilities to assess corrosion in their distribution and home plumbing systems. Problems caused by corrosion can be grouped into 3 categories: health, aesthetics and econom...

  12. Polarization Behavior of Squeeze Cast Al2O3 Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites

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    Electrochemical polarization behavior of squeeze cast Al2O3 short fiber reinforced Al alloy matrix composites was investigated for the basic understanding of the corrosion properties of the composites. The composites were fabricated with variations of fiber volume fraction and matrix alloys. It was found that the reinforced composites are more susceptible to corrosion attack than the unreinforced matrix alloys in general. Corrosion resistance shows decreasing tendency with increasing Al2O3 fiber volume fraction in AC8A matrix. Effect of the matrix alloys revealed that the AC8A Al matrix composite is less susceptible to corrosion attack than the 2024 and 7075 Al matrix composites. Effect of plastic deformation on electrochemical polarization behavior of the squeeze cast Al/Al2O3 composites was examined after extrusion of AC8A-10v/o Al2O3. Result shows that corrosion resistance is deteriorated after plastic deformation

  13. Corrosion amalgams

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    The release of copper, mercury, silver, tin or zinc from conventional, dispersed phase and spherical high copper content amalgams immersed in artificial saliva solutions for periods up to 30 d has been measured using nuclear tracer techniques. During initial corrosion, i.e. within a few hours, substantial amounts of mercury were found to be present in particulate matter in the three types of amalgams. The release of particulate matter was pronounced for the dispersed phase type of amalgam. After about 30 d electrochemical corrosion was found to be the predominant process for release of various corrosion products. Zinc was demonstrated to be the major corrosion product released to the artificial saliva solutions from conventional as well as dispersed phase amalgams. Due to low radioactivity levels silver and tin could not be quantitatively asayed. However, the upper limits of release of silver and tin in the artificial saliva solutions referring to exposure periods up to 30 d were estimated to 0.1 ?g and 25 ?g respectively. The chemical state of the various corrosion products has been evaluated. The deposition of CuCl2 . 3 Cu(OH)2 on the surfaces of copper rich amalgams was observed according to X-ray diffraction analysis. (author)

  14. Age related changes in tumor vascularity

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    VX2 tumors in the rabbit hind leg were investigated at one, two and three weeks of age. Angiograms were compared with vascular casts. The tumors grew rapidly the first two weeks of age. Large variations in vascularity were noted between tumors of different ages. With increasing age arteriovenous shunts at the tumor periphery and areas of avascularity of necrosis in the tumor center increased in size. Possible reasons for tumor necrosis are increased tissue pressure, anoxia caused by arteriovenous shunts and elevation in venous pressure. The natural history of the VX2 tumor must be considered in every experimental study of the effect of any treatment. (orig.)

  15. Modern applications for cast and wrought superalloys

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    This paper covers casting and wrought alloys for gas turbines, alloys for power generation (nuclear applications), automotive applications, alloys for corrosion resistance, and hot working tools. The section on nuclear applications includes references to the use of a niobium stabilised 20 Cr - 25 Ni Nb austenitic stainless steel for fuel cladding for the A.G.R., and other alloys based on chromium and nickel for such purposes as fuel element components for the P.F.R. and bolts in steam turbine plant. (U.K.)

  16. Electrochemical behaviour and corrosion of Mg-Y alloys

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    Highlights: ? The corrosion performance of Mg-Y alloys reported over the largest compositional range to date. ? Quantitative microscopy identified the Mg-Y intermetallic that formed. ? Quantification of intermetallic electrochemistry via the microcell technique. ? A rational description of the corrosion response for Mg-Y alloys based on kinetics is given. - Abstract: Corrosion of cast magnesium-yttrium (Y) alloys with systematic Y additions up to a nominal 18 wt.% were studied. Corrosion performance was related to the quantitative alloy microstructure and found to increase significantly with the level of alloying and volume fraction of the Mg-Y intermetallic present. In the alloy microstructures, Mg24Y5 was principally formed; the electrochemistry of which was characterised using the electrochemical microcell method. Electrochemical testing revealed the fundamental corrosion behaviour of Mg-Y alloys and elucidated the corrosion mechanisms at play.

  17. Cast iron - a predictable material

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    Sturm, Jorg C.; Guido Busch

    2011-01-01

    High strength compacted graphite iron (CGI) or alloyed cast iron components are substituting previously used non-ferrous castings in automotive power train applications. The mechanical engineering industry has recognized the value in substituting forged or welded structures with stiff and light-weight cast iron castings. New products such as wind turbines have opened new markets for an entire suite of highly reliable ductile iron cast components. During the last 20 years, casting process s...

  18. Cast polymerization by irradiation

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    A casting process by radiation polymerization in a supercooled state at low temperatures have been studied. Glass-forming monomeric system could be polymerized quickly by irradiation without large changes in dimension and homogeneity. Transparent polymer products without optical strain were prepared in a short time. It was found that radiation casting process can be applied to production of various organic glass articles. (author)

  19. Continuous casting method

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    The steel to be cast is SUS 304 stainless steel containing 0.4 to 2.0mass% B boron to be used for cells of a spent fuel rack of a nuclear power plant. The conditions for casting are such that casting speed is from 0.4 to 0.8 m/min, the gap of support rolls in a secondary cooling region in the direction of casting is 300mm or less, and a ratio of solid phase in the central portion of the thickness of the cast piece passing through the final portion of the second cooling region is 0.2 or less. A desired lower limit between the support rolls is about 150mm. If the casting speed is less than 0.4m/min, the ratio of the solid phase at the central portion of the thickness of the cast piece at the final position of the secondary cooling region can not be reduced to 0.2. If the ratio of the solid phase exceeds 0.2, porosities are formed. The lower limit of the ratio of the solid phase is about 0.05. With such a constitution, cast pieces with no surface and internal defects can be manufactured without forming break out. (I.N.)

  20. Influence of the casting temperature on dental Co-base alloys properties

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    L. Reimann

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The goal of the study is to find the relationship between the value of casting temperature on corrosion resistance, hardness and mechanical properties of two Co-Cr-Mo alloys Remanium 2000+ and Wirobond LFC used in dentistry.Design/methodology/approach: Realized investigations starts from preparing the mould and cast two CoCrMo alloys in 1430, 1440, 1450 and 1460°C. Electrochemical corrosion research were made in water centre which simulated artificial saliva environment, by recording of anodic polarization curves with use the potentiodynamic methods. The compression strength, yield strength and unit shortening was evaluated during the static compression tests on multi-role testing machine MTS. Hardness test were obtained by use the microhardness FM ARS 9000 FUTURE TECH Vickers methods with load 1 kg.Findings: The manufacturing conditions for the Co-Cr-Mo alloys are one of the possible method which effects in increase or decrease of the safety factor in construction. Realized research of the increasing casting temperature about 10-20°C in regard to conditions offered by producer was found that hardness and corrosion resistance change only in small value, while corrosion current of samples casted from 1460°C increase by one order of magnitude to casting from 1430°C. Increase or decrease casting temperature results in decrease the mechanical properties yield strength and compression strength for both alloys.Practical implications: Scientific research of the cobalt alloys used on the dentures confirmed that casting temperature as one of the condition during the manufacturing influence on the most important useful properties like corrosion resistance, strength of the prosthetic constructions and machinability of the CoCrMo alloys.Originality/value: The paper presents an effect of correct selection the casting temperature, on the most important properties of CoCrMo alloys use in dental engineering.

  1. Point corrosion in steel 17 247

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    Susceptibility to point and intergranular corrosion was studied for titanium-stabilized steel CSN 17 247. Specimens were used from two melts featuring different surface finish, placed in three different corrosion media, viz.: 10% iron chloride solution, a solution of copper sulfate, sulfuric acid and distilled water with an addition of copper dust, and a boiling solution of 65% nitric acid. The specimens did not show susceptibility to intergranular corrosion in the sulfuric acid medium. In the boiling nitric acid, the melt with a higher titanium level and a coarser grain showed a lower corrosion rate than that with a lower titanium level, finer grain and the presence of delte-ferrite in the structure. An intensive course of point corrosion was found in the iron chloride medium. As for working, the lowest corrosion rate was found for conventional metal cutting treated surfaces, a higher rate for electrolytically polished surfaces. The highest rate of corrosion was observed for cast grit blasted surfaces. (Z.M.). 3 tabs., 8 refs

  2. Metal Corrosion

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    Stoebe, Thomas G.

    This learning activity will allow students the opportunity to observe long term corrosion of materials. The instructor will set up several jars or beakers filled with either fresh or salt water, and the class will observe the corrosion of nails, pennies and aluminum foil over time. This activity would be appropriate for grade 4 through college level students. Two weeks should be set aside to observe the results of the experiment. Student, instructor and course evaluation questions are included. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.

  3. The spheroidisation of VC carbides in high- vanadium cast iron

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    M. Kawalec

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available High-vanadium cast iron is a type of white cast iron, in which a regular fibrous ? + VC eutectic with about 20 vol.% of vanadium carbidescrystallises. The paper presents the results of research during which the high-vanadium cast iron was subjected to spheroidisation treatmentwith magnesium Elmag 5800 master alloy. The purpose of this operation was to obtain the VC carbides of a spheroidal shape. The studyalso included metallographic examinations and testing of mechanical properties carried out on high-vanadium cast iron of a eutecticcomposition in as-cast condition and after the spheroidising treatment. The attempt to spheroidise the vanadium carbides has proved to be quite successful. The introduction of magnesium alloy has made nearly one half of the crystallised vanadium carbides acquire a spheroidal shape. The, obtained in this way, high-vanadium cast iron with vanadium carbides of a spheroidal shape showed very high mechanical andplastic properties. The tensile strength Rm increased by 60% compared to the as-cast alloy, while ductility increased more than twenty times. The presented results are based on the initial trials, but further studies of this new material are planned, mainly to check itsresistance to abrasion, to impacts and corrosion. Tests are also planned to increase the fraction of spheroidal carbides and measure theeffect of their content on the mechanical and tribological properties

  4. Solidification and casting

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    Cantor, Brian

    2002-01-01

    Written by leading experts in their respective fields, Solidification and Casting provides a comprehensive review of topics fundamental to metallurgy and materials science as well as indicates recent trends.From an industrial perspective, the book begins with chapters on the casting techniques most commonly used in industry today. It then describes the underlying science fundamental to solidification mechanisms, including fluid flow, the effects of cooling rates, modern simulation, and modelling methods in use and their application in various casting scenarios. Next, the authors consider the microstructure of cast materials and their defects, and explore how different casting processes can control these parameters. The book concludes with the most recent developments in the field and discusses new processes and materials, such as novel alloys and composites, metallic glasses, ceramics, and superconducting oxides.

  5. Multi-layers castings

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    J. Szajnar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In paper is presented the possibility of making of multi-layers cast steel castings in result of connection of casting and welding coating technologies. First layer was composite surface layer on the basis of Fe-Cr-C alloy, which was put directly in founding process of cast carbon steel 200–450 with use of preparation of mould cavity method. Second layer were padding welds, which were put with use of TIG – Tungsten Inert Gas surfacing by welding technology with filler on Ni matrix, Ni and Co matrix with wolfram carbides WC and on the basis on Fe-Cr-C alloy, which has the same chemical composition with alloy, which was used for making of composite surface layer. Usability for industrial applications of surface layers of castings were estimated by criterion of hardness and abrasive wear resistance of type metal-mineral.

  6. Centrifugal castings of stainless steel spiked with radioactive tracers

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    The results of making centrifugal castings of stainless steel spiked with radioactive tracers are presented in this report. After casting, the cylinders were machined and analyses made of the tracer content of the machining chips. The structure of the castings was also investigated for porosity and corrosion resistance. The tests have demonstrated that centrifugal castings can be made from a stainless steel supply contaminated with isotopes of cobalt, strontium, cesium, and iridium. With radiation levels of about 0.4 mR/h [which approaches the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) upper limit], no smearable surface contamination was obtained from the machined cylinders. For 60 to 67 ?Ci of radioactive isotopes melted with 500 lbs of steel, the contact activity of the ingots was about 0.8 mR/h and the machined cylinders 0.4 mR/h. Most of the original 192Ir and all the 60Co activity was found distributed in the ingots and in the centrifugally cast cylinders. The 60Co was homogeneously distributed and the iridium showed a slight migration due to the centrifugal force field of 120 G's. Porosity and corrosion resistance measurements showed an acceptable structure. 4 refs., 16 figs., 3 tabs

  7. Container materials for the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes: Corrosion chemistry aspects

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    Prior to disposal in crystalline formations it is planned to enclose vitrified highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in metallic containers ensuring their isolation from the groundwater for at least 1000 years. Appropriate metals can be either thermodynamically stable in the repository environment (such as copper), passive materials with very low corrosion rates (titanium, nickel alloys), or metals such as cast iron or unalloyed cast steels which, although they corrode, can be used in sections thick enough to allow for this corrosion. The first part of the report presents the essentials of corrosion science in order to enable even a non-specialist to follow the considerations and arguments necessary to choose the material and design the container against corrosion. Following this, the principles of the long-term extrapolation of corrosion behaviour are discussed. The second part summarizes and comments upon the literature search carried out to identify published results relevant to corrosion in a repository environment. Results of archaeological studies are included wherever possible. Not only the general corrosion behaviour but also localized corrosion and stress corrosion cracking are considered, and the influence of hydrogen on the material behaviour is discussed. Taking the corrosion behaviour as criterion, the author suggests the use either of copper or of cast iron or steel as an appropriate container material. The report concludes with proposals foal. The report concludes with proposals for further studies. (author)

  8. Impurity control and corrosion resistance of magnesium-aluminum alloy

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    Liu, M. [GM China Lab; Song, GuangLing [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    The corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys is very sensitive to the contents of impurity elements such as iron. In this study, a series of diecast AXJ530 magnesium alloy samples were prepared with additions of Mn and Fe. Through a comprehensive phase diagram calculation and corrosion evaluation, the mechanisms for the tolerance limit of Fe in magnesium alloy are discussed. This adds a new dimension to control the alloying impurity in terms of alloying composition design and casting conditions.

  9. Age-dependent changes in the pigeon bursa of Fabricius vasculature: a comparative study using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy of vessel casts.

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    Abbate, Franco; Pfarrer, Christiane; Jones, Carolyn J P; Ciriaco, Emilia; Germanà, Giovanni; Leiser, Rudolf

    2007-09-01

    The present study was carried out to analyse the vascularization of the pigeon bursa cloacalis of Fabricius and to determine whether it undergoes age-dependent changes during its functionally most important growth period after hatching of the pigeon. Morphological assessment of vascular corrosion casts, studied qualitatively and quantitatively, was applied for the first time to investigate the vascularization of the pigeon pigeon bursa of Fabricius. This also allowed us to analyse the microvasculature and morphological aspects of the vessel interrelationships as occurring in the natural state. The casts were compared with histological sections stained by haematoxylin-eosin and by binding of the lectin e-PHA (Phaseolus vulgaris, erythroagglutinin) to blood vessels. The vascular architecture of the bursa of Fabricius of the pigeon revealed that the organ is irrigated via two pathways, first through the terminal capillary system of lymphoid follicles arising from the internal pudendal artery, and secondly through arteries originating from the cloacal vasculature of the collum of the organ supplying the periluminal capillary system of the pigeon bursa of Fabricius. Both systems are drained by a venous system which is collateral to the system of the internal pudendal artery and clearly functions as a direct link between the lumen and vasculature of the cloaca or gut, respectively, and the bursa fabricii. This could allow the lymphocytes to be confronted with antigens from the contents of the gut, and their subsequent transport into the secondary lymphoid organs of the organism. Our results demonstrate that the blood vessels, as major and supplying part of the lymphoid system of the bursa Fabricii, clearly reflect three different phases of development: the evolution phase from about day 20 until day 50 post-hatching, the mature phase from days 50 to 90, and the involution phase after day 90. During the evolution phase the density of the vessel system rapidly increases, while in the mature phase the vascular architecture is maintained. The involution phase is dominated by vascular degeneration combined with shrinkage of the whole organ. Therefore, the morphology of the vasculature distinctly reflects the functional status of this primary lymphoid organ during its lifespan. PMID:17573827

  10. Corrosion inhibitors

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    El Ashry, El Sayed H. [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University (Egypt)]. E-mail: eelashry60@hotmail.com; El Nemr, Ahmed [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University (Egypt)]. E-mail: ahmedmoustafaelnemr@yahoo.com; Esawy, Sami A. [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Benha (Egypt); Ragab, Safaa [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University (Egypt)

    2006-05-20

    The corrosion inhibition efficiencies of some triazole, oxadiazole and thiadiazole derivatives for steel in presence of acidic medium have been studied by using AM1, PM3, MINDO/3 and MNDO semi-empirical SCF molecular orbital methods. Geometric structures, total negative charge on the molecule (TNC), highest occupied molecular energy level (E {sub HOMO}), lowest unoccupied molecular energy level (E {sub LUMO}), core-core repulsion (CCR), dipole moment ({mu}) and linear solvation energy terms, molecular volume (V {sub i}) and dipolar-polarization ({pi} *), were correlated to corrosion inhibition efficiency. Four equations were proposed to calculate corrosion inhibition efficiency. The agreement with the experimental data was found to be satisfactory; the standard deviations between the calculated and experimental results ranged between {+-}0.03 and {+-}4.18. The inhibition efficiency was closely related to orbital energies (E {sub HOMO} and E {sub LUMO}) and {mu}. The correlation between quantum parameters and experimental inhibition efficiency has been validated by single point calculations for the semi-empirical AM1 structures using B3LYP/6-31G** as a higher level of theory. The proposed equations were applied to predict the corrosion inhibition efficiency of some related structures to select molecules of possible activity from a presumable library of compounds.

  11. Atmospheric corrosion.

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    Eyring, H; Robertson, B; Chu, C C; Andersen, T

    1974-02-01

    A model of electrolytic corrosion is developed. It is shown that electrically conducting channels threading through the oxide layer and connecting anodic and cathodic areas, obey the equation for a reactant being catalyzed by its product. The resulting autocatalytic equation is compared with available experimental data and found to be widely applicable and capable of unifying many experimental observations. PMID:16592135

  12. Evaluation on the Corrosion of the Three Ni-Cr Alloys with Different Composition

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    Ramesh Chowdhary; Rao, Srinivasa B.

    2011-01-01

    Dental casting alloys are widely used in contact with oral tissue for many years now. With the development of new dental alloys over the past 15 years, many questions remain unanswered about their biologic safety. Concepts and current issues concerning the response to the biologic effects of dental casting alloys are presented. In this paper, samples of three commercially available nickel-chrome (Ni-cr) casting alloys (Dentaurum, Bego, Sankin) were taken to assess their corrosion behavior...

  13. The ancient Chinese casting techniques

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    Tan Derui

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available In the course of Chinese civilization, which lasted more than 5,000 years, casting production has made a huge contribution. In this paper, some representative metal castings were presented. According to their forming techniques, they can be grouped into stone mould casting, clay mould casting, ablation casting, lost wax casting, stack casting, permanent mould casting, sand casting, etc. According to their materials, they can be categorized into tin bronze, bimetallic bronze, malleable cast iron, ductile cast iron, brass, cupronickel alloy (Packtong, etc. According to their surface decorative techniques they can be devided into gem inlay, gilding, gold and silver inlay, copper inlay, engraved decoration, surface tin-enrichment, mother-of-pearl inlay, burnished works with gold or silver inlay, surface coloring and cloisonné enamel, etc.

  14. Clean Metal Casting

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    Makhlouf M. Makhlouf; Diran Apelian

    2002-02-05

    The objective of this project is to develop a technology for clean metal processing that is capable of consistently providing a metal cleanliness level that is fit for a given application. The program has five tasks: Development of melt cleanliness assessment technology, development of melt contamination avoidance technology, development of high temperature phase separation technology, establishment of a correlation between the level of melt cleanliness and as cast mechanical properties, and transfer of technology to the industrial sector. Within the context of the first task, WPI has developed a standardized Reduced Pressure Test that has been endorsed by AFS as a recommended practice. In addition, within the context of task1, WPI has developed a melt cleanliness sensor based on the principles of electromagnetic separation. An industrial partner is commercializing the sensor. Within the context of the second task, WPI has developed environmentally friendly fluxes that do not contain fluorine. Within the context of the third task, WPI modeled the process of rotary degassing and verified the model predictions with experimental data. This model may be used to optimize the performance of industrial rotary degassers. Within the context of the fourth task, WPI has correlated the level of melt cleanliness at various foundries, including a sand casting foundry, a permanent mold casting foundry, and a die casting foundry, to the casting process and the resultant mechanical properties. This is useful in tailoring the melt cleansing operations at foundries to the particular casting process and the desired properties of cast components.

  15. Clean Metal Casting; FINAL

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    The objective of this project is to develop a technology for clean metal processing that is capable of consistently providing a metal cleanliness level that is fit for a given application. The program has five tasks: Development of melt cleanliness assessment technology, development of melt contamination avoidance technology, development of high temperature phase separation technology, establishment of a correlation between the level of melt cleanliness and as cast mechanical properties, and transfer of technology to the industrial sector. Within the context of the first task, WPI has developed a standardized Reduced Pressure Test that has been endorsed by AFS as a recommended practice. In addition, within the context of task1, WPI has developed a melt cleanliness sensor based on the principles of electromagnetic separation. An industrial partner is commercializing the sensor. Within the context of the second task, WPI has developed environmentally friendly fluxes that do not contain fluorine. Within the context of the third task, WPI modeled the process of rotary degassing and verified the model predictions with experimental data. This model may be used to optimize the performance of industrial rotary degassers. Within the context of the fourth task, WPI has correlated the level of melt cleanliness at various foundries, including a sand casting foundry, a permanent mold casting foundry, and a die casting foundry, to the casting process and the resultant mechanical prng process and the resultant mechanical properties. This is useful in tailoring the melt cleansing operations at foundries to the particular casting process and the desired properties of cast components

  16. Potentiodynamic Polarization Aspects of the As-cast and Sprayed Al-Si, Al-Sn and Al-Sn-Si Alloys in a Sodium Chloride Solution

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    Anil, M.; Balaji, S.; Upadhyaya, A.; Ghosh, M. K.; Ojha, S. N.

    2010-12-01

    The present study compares the corrosion behavior of Al-Sn, Al-Si and Al-Sn-Si alloys processed by spray forming with that of the conventional chill cast ones in aqueous 0.1 N NaCl solution. Spray forming resulted in finer microstructural features with uniform distribution of second-phase particles. The spray formed Al-Si samples showed improved corrosion resistance as compared to the chill cast ones. The Sn containing alloys showed inferior corrosion resistance in the neutral electrolyte. The addition of 12.5 wt.% Si to Al-Sn alloys improves the corrosion resistance.

  17. Casting thermal simulation

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    The whole of this study is concerned with process simulation in casting processes. This study describes the application of the finite element method as an aid to simulating the thermal design of a high pressure die casting die by analysing the cooling transients in the casting cycle. Two types of investigation were carried out to model the linear and non-linear cooling behavior with consideration of a thermal interface effect. The simulated cooling for different stages were presented in temperature contour form. These illustrate the successful application of the Finite Element Method to model the process and they illustrate the significance of the thermal interface at low pressure

  18. Symptomatic stent cast.

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    Keohane, John

    2012-02-03

    Biliary stent occlusion is a major complication of endoscopic stent insertion and results in repeat procedures. Various theories as to the etiology have been proposed, the most frequently studied is the attachment of gram negative bacteria within the stent. Several studies have shown prolongation of stent patency with antibiotic prophylaxis. We report the case of stent occlusion from a cast of a previously inserted straight biliary stent; a "stent cast" in an 86-year-old woman with obstructive jaundice. This was retrieved with the lithotrypter and she made an uneventful recovery. This is the first reported case of a biliary stent cast.

  19. Cast iron zinc galvanizing improved by high temperature oxidation process

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    D. J?drzejczyk

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To evaluate influence of the high-temperature oxidation, as the preliminary stage previous to coating with zinc on the change of surface layer structure as well as subsurface layer of cast iron with flake, vermicular and nodular graphite.Design/methodology/approach: The experiment was led in the temperature range: 850-1050ºC in ambient air. Samples have been taken out from the furnace separately after: 2-12 hours. After scale layer removal the hot dip zinc coating in industrial conditions has carried out. Received effects were compared to these obtained during cast iron coating without preliminary thermal processing. To observation both optical and scanning microscope was applied. Sample’s surface quality was described additionally by roughness measurements.Findings: As the consequence of conducted high-temperature oxidation in subsurface layer of cast iron pores have been created, that in result of coating in liquid zinc were filled with new phase and in this way the new zone with different properties was obtained. Cast iron layer enriched in zinc is considerably thicker than layers got with application of other methods.Research limitations/implications: It is suggested to verify the corrosion resistance of cast iron coated with zinc according to presented method and compare of got results with classic zinc coating effects.Practical implications: The proposed method consisted on combining of hot dip zinc coating of cast iron with previous high temperature oxidation makes possible creation of sub-surface layer with composite character, composed of “after –graphite” voids filled with zinc and metallic matrix, without necessity of pressure processing.Originality/value: New application of high temperature corrosion as the heat treatment improving effects obtained after cast iron zinc coating.

  20. Bimetallic layered castings alloy steel – grey cast iron

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    Wro?bel, T.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: In paper is presented technology of bimetallic layered castings based on founding method of layer coating directly in cast process so-called method of mould cavity preparation.Design/methodology/approach: Prepared bimetallic layered castings consist two fundamental parts i.e. bearing part and working part (layer). The bearing part of bimetallic layered casting is typical foundry material i.e. pearlitic grey cast iron, whereas working part (layer) is depending on accepted variant plat...

  1. An overview of the corrosion aspect of dental implants (titanium and its alloys)

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    Chaturvedi T

    2009-01-01

    Titanium and its alloys are used in dentistry for implants because of its unique combination of chemical, physical, and biological properties. They are used in dentistry in cast and wrought form. The long term presence of corrosion reaction products and ongoing corrosion lead to fractures of the alloy-abutment interface, abutment, or implant body. The combination of stress, corrosion, and bacteria contribute to implant failure. This article highlights a review of the various aspects of corros...

  2. Flow-induced corrosion behavior of absorbable magnesium-based stents.

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    Wang, Juan; Giridharan, Venkataraman; Shanov, Vesselin; Xu, Zhigang; Collins, Boyce; White, Leon; Jang, Yongseok; Sankar, Jagannathan; Huang, Nan; Yun, Yeoheung

    2014-12-01

    The aim of this work was to study corrosion behavior of magnesium (Mg) alloys (MgZnCa plates and AZ31 stents) under varied fluid flow conditions representative of the vascular environment. Experiments revealed that fluid hydrodynamics, fluid flow velocity and shear stress play essential roles in the corrosion behavior of absorbable magnesium-based stent devices. Flow-induced shear stress (FISS) accelerates the overall corrosion (including localized, uniform, pitting and erosion corrosions) due to the increased mass transfer and mechanical force. FISS increased the average uniform corrosion rate, the localized corrosion coverage ratios and depths and the removal rate of corrosion products inside the corrosion pits. For MgZnCa plates, an increase of FISS results in an increased pitting factor but saturates at an FISS of ?0.15Pa. For AZ31 stents, the volume loss ratio (31%) at 0.056Pa was nearly twice that (17%) at 0Pa before and after corrosion. Flow direction has a significant impact on corrosion behavior as more severe pitting and erosion corrosion was observed on the back ends of the MgZnCa plates, and the corrosion product layer facing the flow direction peeled off from the AZ31 stent struts. This study demonstrates that flow-induced corrosion needs be understood so that Mg-based stents in vascular environments can be effectively designed. PMID:25200844

  3. The Development of Corrosion Resistant Zirconium Alloy

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    Corrosion test of Zr alloy consisting of quenching and tempering Zry-2,Zry-4 cast, Zr-1% Nb cast, has been. conducted. In corrosion test, thechanges during ?-quenching, tempering and corrosion test at varioustemperature and time in autoclave water medium, can be seen. The treatmentconsisted of heating at 1050 oC for 30 minutes, quenching in water andtempering at 200 oC, 300 oC, 400 oC, 500 oC, 600 oC as well as corrosiontests at 225 oC, 275 oC, 325 oC at 4, 8, 12 hours. Sample preparation forcorrosion test was based on ASTM G-2 procedure, which consisted of washing,rinsing, pickling (3.5 cc HF 50%; 2.9 cc HNO3 65% and 57 cc AMB),neutralizing in 0.1 M Al(NO3)3, 9 H2O and ultrasonic rinsing/washing.Measurement performed are weight gain during corrosion, hardness test andmicrostructure observation using microscope optic. The results show that?-quenching of Zr alloy which was followed by tempering can turn ?martensite into tempered ?1martensit. The increase of temperingtemperature decreases the Zr alloy hardness and the lowest hardness ispossessed by Zr-1% Nb alloy. The corrosion test at 275 oC and 325 oC showsthat the weight gain depends on the tempering temperature, the temperingtemperature of 400 oC and 200 oC gives the maximum weight gain for Zry-2,Zry-4 cast, Zr-1% Nb. The largest number of hydride formed during corrosionis found in Zry-2, while the small one is in Zr-1% Nb. (author)

  4. Aqueous Corrosion Characteristics of Nickel Aluminides

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    The aqueous corrosion characteristics of three nickel aluminides were studied by using (a) immersion corrosion test and (b) cyclic anodic polarization measurements. The immersion tests were conducted in 15 different solutions at 25 .deg. C and 95 .deg. C. The nickel aluminides were found to have good corrosion resistance in inorganic acids, organic acids and basic solutions 25 .deg. C except at a higher concentration of hydrochloric acid in ferric chloride solution at the temperature. All three nickel aluminides were suitably resistant to corrosion in the organic acids (oxalic acid, acetic acid), sodium chloride solution, and bases (sodium hydoxide, ammonium hydroxide) at 95 .deg. C. The cyclic anodic polarization curves were developed in N2-deaerated solution at 25 .deg. C and 95 .deg. C. In addition, open-circuit corrosion potentials were determined for the solutions in the aerated condition at 25 .deg. C to compare with the anodic curves. At 25 .deg. C, although all materials exhibited active-passive behavior in all solutions except the hydrofluoric acid, at Ecorr(aerated), passive corrosion was only indicated for the acetic acid, sodium hydroxide, and sodium chloride solutions. Nevertheless, in all cases, the predicted dissolution rates were consistent with immersion test results. Hysteresis loops indicating susceptibility to localized corrosion were observed in 0.6M sodium chloride(pH=7) solution. At 95 .deg. C, active-passive behavior was demonstrated in the acetic acid, sodium chloride, and to a limited extent in the nitric acid: but only active behavior was shown in the sulfuric and hydrofluoric acids. From the above results, it was noted that anodic dissolution of nickel aluminides significantly increased with increasing temperature and that the Cr-containing compositions had better corrosion resistance in several solutions than the Cr-free composition. Prior manufacturing procedures, i.e., casting and powder metallurgy processes did not appear to influence the corrosion behavior of the nickel aluminides

  5. Centrifugal casting process

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    Centrifugal casting is not one of the most common metalforming techniques, but there are a few applications of great value, for example in gas cooled reactors. In this article a few examples of these applications are discussed

  6. Hair Casts or Pseudonits

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    Franc?a, Katlein; Villa, Ricardo Tadeu; Silva, Isabella Rezende; Carvalho, Cristine Almeida; Bedin, Valcinir

    2011-01-01

    Hair casts or pseudonits are thin, elongated, cylindrical concretions that encircle the hair shaft and can be easily dislodged. A case of pseudonits in a 9-year-old girl is reported. Though not unusual, false diagnoses are common.

  7. EFFECT OF THE HEAT AND SURFACE LASER TREATMENT ON THE CORROSION DEGRADATION OF THE Mg-Al ALLOYS

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    Leszek A. Dobrza?ski

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper there is presented the corrosion behavior of the cast magnesium alloys as cast state, after heat and laser treatment. Pitting corrosion resistance of the analyzed alloys was carried out using the potentiodynamic electrochemical method (direct current, based on a anodic polarization curve. On the basis of the achieved anodic polarization curves, using the Tefel extrapolation method near to the corrosion potential, the quantitative data were determined, which describe the electrochemical corrosion process of the investigated alloys: value of the corrosion potential Ecorr (mV, polarization resistance RP (kohm.cm2, corrosion current density icorr (10-6A/cm2, corrosion rate Vcorr (mm/year as well the mass loss Vc (g/m2<.

  8. Method of casting aerogels

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    Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA)

    1993-01-01

    The invention describes a method for making monolithic castings of transparent silica aerogel with densities in the range from 0.001 g/cm.sup.3 to 0.6 g/cm.sup.3. Various shapes of aerogels are cast in flexible polymer molds which facilitate removal and eliminate irregular surfaces. Mold dimensions are preselected to account for shrinkage of alcogel which occurs during the drying step of supercritical extraction of solvent.

  9. Corrosion resistance of neodymium composite materials reinforced with metal powders

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    Dziekon?ska, M.; Zie?bowicz, A.; Zie?bowicz, B.; Dobrzan?ski, L. A.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The goal of the study is to investigate the corrosion resistance of hard magnetic composite materials Nd-Fe-B with 5%, 10% and 15% by weight of iron powder, casting copper alloy with tin CuSn10, steel corrosion-resistant X2CrNiMo17-12-2 and Epidian100 (2.5% by mass) as a binder in a humid environment at 40°C and 5% NaCl solution at 35°C and to determine their current-voltage characteristics.Design/methodology/approach: The investigations of corrosion resistance of hard magnetic com...

  10. Corrosion Doctors

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    Corrosion Doctors

    This site provides a vast amount of general information about various kinds of degradation processes and their impacts on earth systems and human health. It features modules on corrosion effects by natural waters, microbial processes, atmospheric processes, global warming, global dimming (due to particulate matter) and toxic elements. The site also features a recommended reading list, glossary, periodic table of toxic elements, self-administered quizzes, and a long list of related links.

  11. Seal welded cast iron nuclear waste container

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    Filippi, Arthur M. (Pittsburgh, PA); Sprecace, Richard P. (Murrysville, PA)

    1987-01-01

    This invention identifies methods and articles designed to circumvent metallurgical problems associated with hermetically closing an all cast iron nuclear waste package by welding. It involves welding nickel-carbon alloy inserts which are bonded to the mating plug and main body components of the package. The welding inserts might be bonded in place during casting of the package components. When the waste package closure weld is made, the most severe thermal effects of the process are restricted to the nickel-carbon insert material which is far better able to accommodate them than is cast iron. Use of nickel-carbon weld inserts should eliminate any need for pre-weld and post-weld heat treatments which are a problem to apply to nuclear waste packages. Although the waste package closure weld approach described results in a dissimilar metal combination, the relative surface area of nickel-to-iron, their electrochemical relationship, and the presence of graphite in both materials will act to prevent any galvanic corrosion problem.

  12. Fabrication and ageing of cast austenitic steels

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    An investigation has been undertaken to determine the magnitude of any reduction in properties which may occur in cast duplex stainless steels and weldments during long term exposure to reactor operating conditions. Test panels were fabricated in CF3 stainless steel by a manual metal arc (MMA) process using 19.9.L (Type 308L) consumables. The mechanical properties and intergranular corrosion resistance of parent material and weldments were measured following accelerated ageing at 3750 and 4000C for up to 10,000 hours. Both the impact energy and J/sub R/ fracture toughness properties of the cast austenitic/ferritic stainless steel were reduced following aging at 4000C for 10,000 hours, whereas austenitic stainless steel MMA weld metals exhibited a reduction in J/sub R/ fracture toughness but no change in impact energy. Even in the unaged state, MMA weld metals were shown to have a much lower resistance to stable crack growth than the parent cast steel, and, following aging, there is a further reduction in the ductile tearing resistance of such weld metals. Therefore, in any assessment of the structural integrity of the reactor coolant pump bowl for a pressurized water reactor (PWR), the weld metal fracture properties during service are likely to be of considerable importance

  13. A new method of producing casts for anatomical studies.

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    De Sordi, Nadia; Bombardi, Cristiano; Chiocchetti, Roberto; Clavenzani, Paolo; Trerè, Claudio; Canova, Marco; Grandis, Annamaria

    2014-09-01

    The objective of the present study was to verify if polyurethane foam is a suitable material to make accurate casts of vessels and viscera, and to develop a method based on its use for anatomical studies. This new technique has been tested primarily on the lungs of different animals, but also on the renal, intestinal and equine digital vessels. It consisted of three steps: specimen preparation, injection of the foam and corrosion of the cast. All structures injected with foam were properly filled. The bronchial tree and the vessels could be observed up to their finer branches. The method is inexpensive, simple and requires no special equipment. The pre-casting procedure does not require perfusion of the specimens with formalin, or prolonged flushing with carbon dioxide gas or air for drying. The polyurethane foam does not need a catalyst. It is simply diluted with acetone, which does not cause shrinkage of the cast due to evaporation during hardening. The foam naturally expands into the cavities without high pressure of the inoculum, and hardens in just 2 or 3 h at room temperature. Only two drawbacks were observed. The first is the fact that multiple injections cannot be made in the same cavity since the foam solidifies quickly; the second is the slight brittleness of the cast, due to the low elasticity of polyurethane foam. In conclusion, polyurethane foam was a suitable material for producing accurate casts of vessels and viscera. PMID:24788383

  14. Development of an Innovative Laser-Assisted Coating Process for Extending Lifetime of Metal Casting Dies. Final Report

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    Madhav Rao Gonvindaraju

    1999-10-18

    Die casting dies used in the metal casting industry fail due to thermal fatigue cracking accompanied by the presence of residual tensile stresses, corrosion, erosion and wear of die surfaces. This phase 1 SBIR Final Report summarize Karta Technologies research involving the development of an innovative laser coating technology for metal casting dies. The process involves depositing complex protective coatings of nanocrystalline powders of TiC followed by a laser shot peening. The results indicate a significant improvement in corrosion and erosion resistance in molten aluminum for H13 die casting die steels. The laser-coated samples also showed improved surface finish, a homogeneous and uniform coating mircrostructure. The technology developed in this research can have a significant impact on the casting industry by saving the material costs involved in replacing dies, reducing downtime and improving the quality.

  15. Streptococcus mutans attachment on a cast titanium surface

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    Sicknan Soares da Rocha

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This study examined by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM, the attachment of Streptococcus mutans and the corrosion of cast commercially pure titanium, used in dental dentures. The sample discs were cast in commercially pure titanium using the vacuum-pressure machine (Rematitan System. The surfaces of each metal were ground and polished with sandpaper (#300-4000 and alumina paste (0.3 µm. The roughness of the surface (Ra was measured using the Surfcorder rugosimeter SE 1700. Four coupons were inserted separately into Falcon tubes contained Mueller Hinton broth inoculated with S. mutans ATCC 25175 (10(9 cuf and incubated at 37 °C. The culture medium was changed every three days during a 365-day period, after which the falcons were prepared for observations by SEM. The mean Ra value of CP Ti was 0.1527 µm. After S. mutans biofilm removal, pits of corrosion were observed. Despite the low roughness, S. mutans attachment and biofilm formation was observed, which induced a surface corrosion of the cast pure titanium.

  16. Corrosion behavior of carbon steels under tuff repository environmental conditions

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    Carbon steels may be used for borehole liners in a potential high-level nuclear waste repository in tuff in Nevada. Borehole liners are needed to facilitate emplacement of the waste packages and to facilitate retrieval of the packages, if required. Corrosion rates of low carbon structural steels AISI 1020 and ASTM A-36 were determined in J-13 well water and in saturated steam at 1000C. Tests were conducted in air-sparged J-13 water to attain more oxidizing conditions representative of irradiated aqueous environments. A limited number of irradiation corrosion and stress corrosion tests were performed. Chromium-molybdenum alloy steels and cast irons were also tested. These materials showed lower general corrosion but were susceptible to stress corrosion cracking when welded. 4 references, 4 tables

  17. Steel castings by the electroslag casting technique. [CF8M

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    Sikka, V.K.; Mitchell, A.

    1984-01-01

    ELectroslag casting facilities in Canada and the United States were reviewed. Several valve body castings of 2-1/4 Cr-1 Mo, 9 Cr-1 Mo, and 18% Cr-8% Ni(Mo) steels were made at the University of British Columbia facility. These castings were examined for surface finish, chemical segregation, and macrostructure in the as-cast condition and after various heat treatments. Castings were subjected to tensile, Charpy impact, and creep testing. Results of these tests were compared with similar data on wrought material and sand castings.

  18. Corrosion/94 conference papers

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    The approximately 500 papers from this conference are divided into the following sections: Rail transit systems--stray current corrosion problems and control; Total quality in the coatings industry; Deterioration mechanisms of alloys at high temperatures--prevention and remediation; Research needs and new developments in oxygen scavengers; Computers in corrosion control--knowledge based system; Corrosion and corrosivity sensors; Corrosion and corrosion control of steel reinforced concrete structures; Microbiologically influenced corrosion; Practical applications in mitigating CO2 corrosion; Mineral scale deposit control in oilfield-related operations; Corrosion of materials in nuclear systems; Testing nonmetallics for life prediction; Refinery industry corrosion; Underground corrosion control; Mechanisms and applications of deposit and scale control additives; Corrosion in power transmission and distribution systems; Corrosion inhibitor testing and field application in oil and gas systems; Decontamination technology; Ozone in cooling water applications, testing, and mechanisms; Corrosion of water and sewage treatment, collection, and distribution systems; Environmental cracking of materials; Metallurgy of oil and gas field equipment; Corrosion measurement technology; Duplex stainless steels in the chemical process industries; Corrosion in the pulp and paper industry; Advances in cooling water treatment; Marine corrosion; Performance of materials in environmsion; Performance of materials in environments applicable to fossil energy systems; Environmental degradation of and methods of protection for military and aerospace materials; Rail equipment corrosion; Cathodic protection in natural waters; Characterization of air pollution control system environments; and Deposit-related problems in industrial boilers. Papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base

  19. On Potentials of Ferrous Electrodes in Soil Corrosion Cells

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    B. N. Tripathi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Open circuit potentials of electrodes and short circuit of soil corrosion cells constituted by cast iron, mild steel and wrought iron electrodes in the typical Indian soils have been determined and the voltages and the internal resistances of the cells have been calculated. The electrode potentials do not have a simple correlation with any of the soil properties. In non-acidic soils, the cell voltage at first increases abruptly with moisture equivalent, reaches maximum at about 15 and then decreases gradually. Based on this an interpretation has been offered for the maximum corrosivity of soils, having moisture equivalent, 30, as observed for mild steel and wrought iron. In an acidic soil electrode potentials of all the ferrous metals are indentical and cell voltages, very small. Hence most of the corrosion proceeds through direct chemical reaction. Cast iron is slightly less corrodible than mild steel and wrought iron because of additional protective influence of liberated carbon deposited over the metal.

  20. Effects of Cr - Ni 18/9 Austenitic Cast Steel Modification by Mischmetal

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    M. Gajewski

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of Cr - Ni 18/9 austenitic cast steel modifications by mischmetal. The study was conducted on industrial melts. Cast steel was melted in an electric induction furnace with a capacity of 2000 kg and a basic lining crucible. .The mischmetal was introduced into the ladle during tapping of the cast steel from the furnace. The effectiveness of modification was examined with the carbon content of 0.1% and the presence of ? ferrite in the structure of cast steel stabilized with titanium. The changes in the structure of cast steel and their effect on mechanical properties and intergranular corrosion were studied. It was found that rare earth metals decrease the sulfurcontent in cast steel and above all, they cause a distinct change in morphology of the ? ferrite and non-metallic inclusions. These changes have improved mechanical properties. R02, Rm, and A5 and toughness increased significantly. There was a great increase of the resistance to intergranular corrosion in the Huey test. The study confirmed the high efficiency of cast steel modification by mischmetal in industrial environments. The final effect of modification depends on the form and manner of placing mischmetal into the liquid metal and the melting technology, ie the degree of deoxidation and desulfurization of the metal in the furnace.

  1. Casting Characteristics of Aluminum Die Casting Alloys

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    Makhlouf M. Makhlouf; Diran Apelian

    2002-02-05

    The research program investigates the casting characteristics of selected aluminum die casting alloys. Specifically, the alloys' tendencies towards die soldering and sludge formation, and the alloys' fluidity and machinability are evaluated. It was found that: When the Fe and Mn contents of the alloy are low; caution has to be taken against possible die soldering. When the alloy has a high sludge factor, particularly a high level of Fe, measures must be taken to prevent the formation of large hardspots. For this kind of alloy, the Fe content should be kept at its lowest allowable level and the Mn content should be at its highest possible level. If there are problems in die filling, measures other than changing the alloy chemistry need to be considered first. In terms of alloy chemistry, the elements that form high temperature compounds must be kept at their lowest allowable levels. The alloys should not have machining problems when appropriate machining techniques and machining parameters are used.

  2. Characterization of Al-Mn particles in AZ91D investment castings

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    Manganese is currently added to Mg-Al alloys in order to improve the corrosion behavior of cast components. A part of this manganese is dissolved in the magnesium matrix and the balance is found as fine Al(Mn,Fe) particles dispersed within castings. For AZ91D specimens prepared using the plaster mould investment casting process, these particles were observed in very large quantity at the surface of castings. These particles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis. It was found that they consist of Al8Mn5 phase and that their morphology and size depend on local solidification conditions. Their presence at the surface of the castings is related to low solidification rates and reduced thermal gradients at the mould/metal interface

  3. Corrosion/95 conference papers

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    The papers in this conference represent the latest technological advances in corrosion control and prevention. The following subject areas are covered: cathodic protection in natural waters; materials for fossil fuel combustion and conversion systems; modern problems in atmospheric corrosion; innovative ideas for controlling the decaying infrastructure; deposits and their effects on corrosion in industry; volatile high temperature and non aqueous corrosion inhibitors; corrosion of light-weight and precoated metals for automotive application; refining industry corrosion; corrosion in pulp and paper industry; arctic/cold weather corrosion; materials selection for waste incinerators and associated equipment; corrosion measurement technology; environmental cracking of materials; advancing technology in the coating industry; corrosion in gas treating; green inhibition; recent advances in corrosion control of rail equipment; velocity effects and erosion corrosion in oil and gas production; marine corrosion; corrosion of materials in nuclear systems; underground corrosion control; corrosion in potable and industrial water systems in buildings and its impact on environmental compliance; deposit related boiler tube failures; boiler systems monitoring and control; recent developments and experiences in reactive metals; microbiologically influenced corrosion; corrosion and corrosion control for steel reinforced concrete; international symposium on the use of 12 and 13 Cr stainlemposium on the use of 12 and 13 Cr stainless steels in oil and gas production environments; subsea corrosion /erosion monitoring in production facilities; fiberglass reinforced pipe and tubulars in oilfield service; corrosion control technology in power transmission and distribution; mechanisms and methods of scale and deposit control; closing the loop -- results oriented cooling system monitoring and control; and minimization of aqueous discharge

  4. When Your Child Needs a Cast

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    ... anesthesia . Casting Casts usually are made of either: plaster of paris: this heavy white powder forms a thick paste that hardens quickly when mixed with water. Plaster of paris casts are heavier than fiberglass casts and don' ...

  5. 14 CFR 27.621 - Casting factors.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Casting factors. 27.621 Section 27.621...Construction General § 27.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

  6. 14 CFR 29.621 - Casting factors.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Casting factors. 29.621 Section 29.621...Construction General § 29.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...d) of this section apply to structural castings except castings that are pressure...

  7. 14 CFR 25.621 - Casting factors.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Casting factors. 25.621 Section 25.621...Construction General § 25.621 Casting factors. (a) General. ...of this section apply to any structural castings except castings that are pressure...

  8. Sealing micropores in thin castings

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    Mersereau, G. A.; Nitzschke, G. O.; Ochs, H. L.; Sutch, F. S.

    1981-01-01

    Microscopic pores in thin-walled aluminum castings are sealed by impregnation pretreatment. Technique was developed for investment castings used in hermetically sealed chassic for electronic circuitry. Excessively high leakage rates were previously measured in some chassis.

  9. Specialisation within vascular surgery.

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    Schmidli, J; Dick, F

    2010-03-01

    Despite its short existence, vascular surgery has already grown out of the scope of a mono-specialty. Meanwhile emerging interests of other competing specialties push into the field of vascular care. Continuous technological innovation drives the need for sub-specialisation to provide disease-centred expertise; however, treatment success equally depends on balanced patient-centred care. Vascular surgeons are amidst this controversy and are currently challenged by their own demand to offer all aspects of vascular care - as "the vascular specialist". This article discusses the natural driving forces towards sub-specialisation and appraises advantages and limitations with respect to the future of integrated vascular care. PMID:20089421

  10. Bulk metallic glass tube casting

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    Research highlights: ? Tubular specimens of Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 cast in custom arc-melting furnace. ? Tilt casting supplemented by suction casting. ? Bulk metallic glass formed only with optimized processing parameters. ? Fully amorphous tubes with 1.8 mm wall thickness and 25 mm diameter. - Abstract: Tubular bulk metallic glass specimens were produced, using a custom-built combined arc-melting tilt-casting furnace. Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 tubes with outer diameter of 25 mm and 0.8-3 mm wall thicknesses were cast, with both tilt and suction casting to ensure mold filling. Tilt casting was found to fill one side of the tube mold first, with the rest of the tube circumference filled subsequently by suction casting. Optimized casting parameters were required to fully fill the mold and ensure glass formation. Too small melt mass and too low arc power filled the mold only partially. However, too large melt mass and higher arc power which lead to the best mold filling also lead to partial crystallization. Variations in processing parameters were explored, until a glassy ring with 1.8 mm thickness was produced. Different sections of the as-cast ring were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and instrumented indentation to ensure amorphous microstructure. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to compare the surface qualities of the first- and last-filled sections. These measurements confirmed the glassy structure of the cast ring, andsy structure of the cast ring, and that, the tilt cast tube section consistently showed better surface quality than the suction cast section. Optimized casting parameters are required to fully realize the potential of directly manufacturing complex shapes out of high-purity bulk metallic glasses by tilt casting.

  11. Scheduled Caste Women: Problems And Challenges

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    Vijayakumar Murthy; Jaikishan Thakur

    2013-01-01

    The paper analyzed the Caste system based on Varnas during the ancient India. It also examined the demerits of caste attached to the present scheduled castes in general and scheduled caste women in particular. The scheduled caste women are disadvantaged by their caste and gender and as such they are subject to exploitation and discrimination by their family members, by their caste people and by forward castes. Hence, there is increase in exploitation, discrimination and violence against the s...

  12. Effect of inoculation on microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties of high manganese ductile Ni-resist alloy

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    Highlights: • Experimental purpose of mechanical properties of modified ductile Ni-resist. • Evaluation of the influence of high manganese content on mechanical properties and corrosion behaviour. • Metallurgical, phases analysis and microstructural parameters determination. - Abstract: The performance of modified ductile Ni-resist (DNR) adapted with higher manganese content, may be improved by inoculation in order that it may be of use in corrosive and high temperature application. In this study, DNR cast alloy was casting to different manganese content before undergoing inoculation process with various inoculation percentages. Scanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy SEM/EDS characterized the corrosion products. The results showed that increasing inoculation did decreased carbide formation led to improved tensile value and decreased hardness value. Moreover, inoculation led to uniform distribution of graphite resulted in lower corrosion rates. It can be concluded that inoculation process improved the mechanical properties of the alloy and satisfy the corrosion resistance criteria required for corrosive environment

  13. Wear resistance of cast iron

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    S. Pietrowski

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper investigations of abrasive and adhesive wear resistance of different cast iron grades have been presented. Examinations showed, that the most advantageous pair of materials is the cast iron – the hardened steel with low-tempered martensite. It was found, that martensitic nodular cast iron with carbides is the most resistant material.

  14. Pipe Lines – External Corrosion

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    Dan Babor

    2008-01-01

    Two areas of corrosion occur in pipe lines: corrosion from the medium carried inside the pipes; corrosion attack upon the outside of the pipes (underground corrosion. Electrolytic processes are also involved in underground corrosion. Here the moisture content of the soil acts as an electrolyte, and the ions required to conduct the current are supplied by water-soluble salts (chlorides, sulfates, etc.) present in the soil. The nature and amount of these soluble materials can vary within a wide...

  15. Bimetallic layered castings alloy steel – carbon cast steel

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    Wro?bel, T.; Cholewa, M.; Tenerowicz, S.

    2011-01-01

    In paper is presented technology of bimetallic layered castings based on founding method of layer coating directly in cast processso-called method of mould cavity preparation. Prepared castings consist two fundamental parts i.e. bearing part and working part (layer). The bearing part of bimetallic layered casting is typical foundry material i.e. ferritic-pearlitic carbon cast steel, whereas working part (layer) is plate of austenitic alloy steel sort X10CrNi 18-8. The ratio of thickness betwe...

  16. Casting warpage study

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    Patterson, E.P.

    1976-08-01

    Because of a need to reduce warpage in investment castings, and because of reported success in the use of aqueous polyalkylene glycol solutions for reducing warpage in heat-treated sheet-metal parts, particularly for aluminum alloys, an experiment was designed to include these solutions along with polyethylene glycol solutions in a study of quenching parameters. At the time of the study, the cost of polyethylene glycol was approximately one-third that of polyalkylene glycol. A total of 1032 cast parts was produced from 13 cast-furnace heats for study. Conclusions concerning warpage and mechanical properties were based on 2064 tensile specimens and the cast parts. Warpage was reduced significantly in the two glycol-solution systems. Solutions of 20 and 40 percent, by weight, appeared to be more effective for both polyethylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol. Minimum warpage occurred at a quenching temperature of 210/sup 0/F (98.9/sup 0/C). Warpage in the glycol quenching solutions was less than that which occurred in water at all temperatures studied. The average warpage of the parts was affected by their attitude during quenching. This warpage was caused by differential cooling rates on the forward and rear surfaces of the parts produced by the turbulence created by the downward motion of the basket during the quenching operation. Parts which displayed thin edges upon approach to the quenching solution showed less tendency to warp than did those which displayed broad surfaces.

  17. Hair casts or pseudonits.

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    França, Katlein; Villa, Ricardo Tadeu; Silva, Isabella Rezende; de Carvalho, Cristine Almeida; Bedin, Valcinir

    2011-07-01

    Hair casts or pseudonits are thin, elongated, cylindrical concretions that encircle the hair shaft and can be easily dislodged. A case of pseudonits in a 9-year-old girl is reported. Though not unusual, false diagnoses are common. PMID:22223977

  18. Evaluation of an improved centrifugal casting machine.

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    Donovan, T E; White, L E

    1985-05-01

    A Type III gold alloy, a silver-palladium alloy, and a base metal alloy were cast in two different centrifugal casting machines. With the number of complete cast mesh squares as an indicator of castability, the Airspin casting machine produced superior castings with all three alloys. The base metal alloy produced the greatest number of complete squares with both casting machines. PMID:3889295

  19. Corrosion release

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    Radiotracing techniques in out-reactor loops have provided kinetic information; coupled with detailed analyses of corrosion product films they have been invaluable in indicating mechanisms. Studies of release from stainless steel, Inconel and Stellite over a range of PWR conditions have demonstrated the influence of oxide film formation and mass transport in the fluid on apparent release as measured by radiotracing. When the mechanisms elucidated for cobalt release in PWRs are coupled with those for cobalt deposition on system surfaces, a model to describe the variation of cobalt in a PWR circuit can be formulated. Such a model indicates that, after an initial rapid drop, cobalt levels fall progressively throughout a reactor's lifetime, suggesting that PWR radiation fields will fall after some period of operation. The influence of cobalt content in the materials of construction and of system parameters can be seen. Under normal BWR conditions, cobalt is released in preference to other elements from stainless steel, with a dependence upon (time)0.64. In general, release rates are low and comparable with those measured under PWR conditions. If the BWR coolant contains zinc, oxide films are thin and protective so that corrosion release is reduced to even lower values. The release of cobalt, still preferential to that of other elements, then depends upon (time)0.24. To impart the maximum benefit, zinc must be present in the coolant during the initial present in the coolant during the initial exposure of the stainless steel; its effect then persists during subsequent exposure without zinc. An injection of zinc into the coolant after a few hundred hours' exposure has only a slight effect on film growth and release. (J.P.N.)

  20. Society for Vascular Medicine

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    ... Fellows Course Updated! Patient Information Pages from Vascular Medicine February 2015 Varicose Veins More info for patients. ... Learn more. Trending Now: Hot Topics in Vascular Medicine Video Series! Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) with Drs. Jeffrey ...

  1. Pediatric hepatic vascular anomalies

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    The typical vascular anomalies (tumors and vascular malformations) that involve the liver in infants and children are summarized. Many of these lesions are complex and require multiple imaging modalities, often including angiography, for precise diagnosis. (orig.)

  2. Thermal aging of cast duplex stainless steels

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    Cast duplex stainless steels of CR8M and CF8 are used in major components because of their superior characteristics, such as corrosion resistance, weldability and so on. But, these stainless steels are known to have tendency of thermal aging embrittlement after long term service. Therefore, mechanical properties have been investigated using Charpy impact specimens and fracture toughness specimens aged at 300?400 C up to 40,000 hours. As the results, effects of thermal aging on mechanical properties of these stainless steels were identified and a good relationship between Charpy impact energy and fracture toughness was obtained. In addition, prediction method for Charpy absorbed energy and fracture toughness was established

  3. Corrosion/96 conference papers

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    Topics covered by this conference include: cathodic protection in natural waters; cleaning and repassivation of building HVAC systems; worldwide opportunities in flue gas desulfurization; advancements in materials technology for use in oil and gas service; fossil fuel combustion and conversion; technology of corrosion inhibitors; computers in corrosion control--modeling and information processing; recent experiences and advances of austenitic alloys; managing corrosion with plastics; corrosion measurement technology; corrosion inhibitors for concrete; refining industry; advances in corrosion control for rail and tank trailer equipment; CO2 corrosion--mechanisms and control; microbiologically influenced corrosion; corrosion in nuclear systems; role of corrosion in boiler failures; effects of water reuse on monitoring and control technology in cooling water applications; methods and mechanisms of scale and deposit control; corrosion detection in petroleum production lines; underground corrosion control; environmental cracking--relating laboratory results and field behavior; corrosion control in reinforced concrete structures; corrosion and its control in aerospace and military hardware; injection and process addition facilities; progress reports on the results of reinspection of deaerators inspected or repaired per RP0590 criteria; near 100% volume solids coating technology and application methods; materials performance in high temperature environments contaice in high temperature environments containing halides; impact of toxicity studies on use of corrosion/scale inhibitors; mineral scale deposit control in oilfield related operations; corrosion in gas treating; marine corrosion; cold climate corrosion; corrosion in the pulp and paper industry; gaseous chlorine alternatives in cooling water systems; practical applications of ozone in recirculating cooling water systems; and water reuse in industry. Over 400 papers from this conference have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base

  4. Automatic inspection of surface defects in die castings after machining

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    S. J. ?wi??o

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A new camera based machine vision system for the automatic inspection of surface defects in aluminum die casting was developed by the authors. The problem of surface defects in aluminum die casting is widespread throughout the foundry industry and their detection is of paramount importance in maintaining product quality. The casting surfaces are the most highly loaded regions of materials and components. Mechanical and thermal loads as well as corrosion or irradiation attacks are directed primarily at the surface of the castings. Depending on part design and processing techniques, castings may develop surface discontinuities such as cracks or tears, inclusions due to chemical reactions or foreign material in the molten metal, and pores that greatly influence the material ability to withstand these loads. Surface defects may act as a stress concentrator initiating a fracture point. If a pressure is applied in this area, the casting can fracture. The human visual system is well adapted to perform in areas of variety and change; the visual inspection processes, on the other hand, require observing the same type of image repeatedly to detect anomalies. Slow, expensive, erratic inspection usually is the result. Computer based visual inspection provides a viable alternative to human inspectors. Developed by authors machine vision system uses an image processing algorithm based on modified Laplacian of Gaussian edge detection method to detect defects with different sizes and shapes. The defect inspection algorithm consists of three parameters. One is a parameter of defects sensitivity, the second parameter is a threshold level and the third parameter is to identify the detected defects size and shape. The machine vision system has been successfully tested for the different types of defects on the surface of castings.

  5. AMCC casting development, volume 2

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    1995-01-01

    PCC successfully cast and performed nondestructive testing, FPI and x-ray, on seventeen AMCC castings. Destructive testing, lab analysis and chemical milling, was performed on eleven of the castings and the remaining six castings were shipped to NASA or Aerojet. Two of the six castings shipped, lots 015 and 016, were fully processed per blueprint requirements. PCC has fully developed the gating and processing parameters of this part and feels the part could be implemented into production, after four more castings have been completed to ensure the repeatability of the process. The AMCC casting has been a technically challenging part due to its size, configuration, and alloy type. The height and weight of the wax pattern assembly necessitated the development of a hollow gating system to ensure structural integrity of the shell throughout the investment process. The complexity in the jacket area of the casting required the development of an innovative casting technology that PCC has termed 'TGC' or thermal gradient control. This method of setting up thermal gradients in the casting during solidification represents a significant process improvement for PCC and has been successfully implemented on other programs. The alloy, JBK75, is a relatively new alloy in the investment casting arena and required our engineering staff to learn the gating, processing, and dimensional characteristics of the material.

  6. Cast iron - a predictable material

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    Jorg C. Sturm

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available High strength compacted graphite iron (CGI or alloyed cast iron components are substituting previously used non-ferrous castings in automotive power train applications. The mechanical engineering industry has recognized the value in substituting forged or welded structures with stiff and light-weight cast iron castings. New products such as wind turbines have opened new markets for an entire suite of highly reliable ductile iron cast components. During the last 20 years, casting process simulation has developed from predicting hot spots and solidification to an integral assessment tool for foundries for the entire manufacturing route of castings. The support of the feeding related layout of the casting is still one of the most important duties for casting process simulation. Depending on the alloy poured, different feeding behaviors and self-feeding capabilities need to be considered to provide a defect free casting. Therefore, it is not enough to base the prediction of shrinkage defects solely on hot spots derived from temperature fields. To be able to quantitatively predict these defects, solidification simulation had to be combined with density and mass transport calculations, in order to evaluate the impact of the solidification morphology on the feeding behavior as well as to consider alloy dependent feeding ranges. For cast iron foundries, the use of casting process simulation has become an important instrument to predict the robustness and reliability of their processes, especially since the influence of alloying elements, melting practice and metallurgy need to be considered to quantify the special shrinkage and solidification behavior of cast iron. This allows the prediction of local structures, phases and ultimately the local mechanical properties of cast irons, to asses casting quality in the foundry but also to make use of this quantitative information during design of the casting. Casting quality issues related to thermally driven stresses in castings are also gaining increasing attention. State-of-the-art tools allow the prediction of residual stresses and iron casting distortion quantitatively. Cracks in castings can be assessed, as well as the reduction of casting stresses during heat treatment. As the property requirements for cast iron as a material in design strongly increase, new alloys and materials such as ADI might become more attractive, where latest software developments allow the modeling of the required heat treatment. Phases can be predicted and parametric studies can be performed to optimize the alloy dependent heat treatment conditions during austenitization, quenching and ausferritization. All this quantitative information about the material's performance is most valuable if it can be used during casting design. The transfer of local properties into the designer? world, to predict fatigue and durability as a function of the entire manufacturing route, will increase the trust in this old but highly innovative material and will open new opportunities for cast iron in the future. The paper will give an overview on current capabilities to quantitatively predict cast iron specific defects and casting performance and will highlight latest developments in modeling the manufacture of cast iron and ADI as well as the prediction of iron casting stresses.

  7. Effect of Al additions and heat treatment on corrosion properties of Mg-Al based alloys

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    L.A. Dobrza?ski

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In this paper there is presented the corrosion behavior of cast magnesium alloys in as cast state and after heat treatment.Design/methodology/approach: The following results concern scanning electron microscopy investigations in the SE as well BSE observation mode, for better phase contrast results, also qualitative microanalysis was applied for chemical composition investigations of the surface. Pitting corrosion resistance was carried out using the potentiodynamic electrochemical method (direct current, based on anodic polarisation curve. Based on the achieved anodic polarisation curves, using the Tefel extrapolation method near to the corrosion potential, the quantitative data were determined, which describe the electrochemical corrosion process of the investigated alloys: value of the corrosion potential Ecor (mV, polarisation resistance Rp (k?/cm2, corrosion current density icor (?A/cm2, corrosion rate Vp (mm/year as well the mass loss Vc (g/m2.Findings: Surface morphology of the samples after corrosion test performed after and before heat treatment show irregular shaped pinholes and numerous cracks on the material surface layer.Research limitations/implications: The applied cooling rate and alloy additions seems to be a good compromise for properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates and parameters of solution treatment process and aging process.Practical implications: Investigation results concerning the surface layer presents some interesting findings connected to the layer morphology, which can be of high interest for practical application for the reason of better layer quality as well as surface layer properties. Limitation of surface damage including irregular shaped pinholes and numerous cracks is of very high importance for decreasing the influence of pitting corrosion onto the surface layer corrosion resistance in very width range o applications.Originality/value: The value of this paper is to define the influence of heat treatment parameters and aluminium addition on corrosion resistance properties of magnesium-aluminium cast alloys.

  8. Sea water corrosion of circulating water pumps for thermal and nuclear power stations and countermeasures

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    Since about 3 to 4 m3/s cooling water is required for 100 MW power output in thermal power stations and 6 to 7 m3/s in nuclear power stations, power stations in Japan are constructed in coastal areas, and sea water is used as the cooling water. Accordingly the corrosion due to sea water is the important problem to all sea water pumps. The circulating water pumps used for modern thermal power stations and nuclear power stations are vertical shaft pumps, and their main components are immersed in sea water. The composition of sea water is almost invariable in ocean, and the amount of chlorine is in the range from 1.8 to 2.0%, the concentration of dissolved oxygen is 5 to 10 ppm, and pH is 8.1 to 8.3. As for the materials used for circulating water pumps, cast stainless steel is used for the impellers, both cast iron and cast stainless steel are used for the discharge bowls, and the combination of carbon steel shafts and stainless steel sleeves or the stainless steel shafts are adopted. The corrosion arising in circulating pumps is electro-chemical corrosion, and the modes of the corrosion is divided into overall corrosion and local corrosion. The cases of corrosion occurred in circulating pumps and the countermeasures are explained. (Kako, I.)

  9. Anti-VEGFR2 and anti-IGF-1R-Adnectins inhibit Ewing's sarcoma A673-xenograft growth and normalize tumor vascular architecture.

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    Ackermann, Maximilian; Morse, Brent A; Delventhal, Vera; Carvajal, Irvith M; Konerding, Moritz A

    2012-12-01

    Increasing experimental evidence suggests that IGF-1 may modulate tumor angiogenesis via activation of the expression of VEGF in Ewing sarcomas and rhabdomyosarcomas. This study investigates the effects of the PEGylated Adnectins™ CT-322, a VEGFR2-inhibitor and AT580Peg40, an IGF-1R inhibitor, as monotherapy and in combination in a murine A673 xenograft tumor model. The combination of Adnectins CT-322 and AT580Peg40 revealed a 83% reduction in tumor growth, a nearly 5 times lower vessel density, less necrotic areas and less appearance of intussusceptive angiogenesis. Monotherapy with IGF-1R or CT-322 revealed equally a significant inhibition of tumor and vessel growth. Combinatory inhibition of IGF-1R and VEGFR2 shows a downregulation of IGF-binding protein 2 and a compensatory upregulation of VEGF levels. Immunohistological analysis showed remodeling vascular effects of CT-322-treatment or combination therapy. The vascular architecture in Adnectin-treated tumors was characterized by a strong normalization of vasculature. 3D-evaluation in microvascular corrosion casts showed significantly higher intervascular and interbranching distances in Adnectin-treated tumors. CT-322-treatment and combinatory inhibition reveal a significant reduction of intussusceptive angiogenesis. These pronounced effects on tumor vasculature suggest potential therapeutic benefit of combinatorial IGF1- and VEGF-pathways inhibition in Ewing's sarcoma. PMID:22914877

  10. Volume MLS ray casting.

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    Ledergerber, Christian; Guennebaud, Gaël; Meyer, Miriah; Bächer, Moritz; Pfister, Hanspeter

    2008-01-01

    The method of Moving Least Squares (MLS) is a popular framework for reconstructing continuous functions from scattered data due to its rich mathematical properties and well-understood theoretical foundations. This paper applies MLS to volume rendering, providing a unified mathematical framework for ray casting of scalar data stored over regular as well as irregular grids. We use the MLS reconstruction to render smooth isosurfaces and to compute accurate derivatives for high-quality shading effects. We also present a novel, adaptive preintegration scheme to improve the efficiency of the ray casting algorithm by reducing the overall number of function evaluations, and an efficient implementation of our framework exploiting modern graphics hardware. The resulting system enables high-quality volume integration and shaded isosurface rendering for regular and irregular volume data. PMID:18988986

  11. DentalCast

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    DentalCast is a network of Internet radio and video that brings the latest information about dental technology and clinical techniques to your computer or MP3 Player. DentalCast offers both Audio and Video episodes that can be accessed directly from your PC or users can subscribe to either or both audio and video via iTunes. Episodes available include: recognizing sleep apnea patients in your practice; Discussion of how a new dental product comes to the market; video of denture waxup techniques; and Dental Anxiety: An Integrative Approach to Treatment â?? to name only a few. These video and audio podcasts will be useful to those studying to be in the dental fields as well as for those teaching or practicing.

  12. [Mathijsen and plaster casts].

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    van Gijn, Jan; Gijselhart, Joost P

    2011-01-01

    In 1851, Antonius Mathijsen (1805-1878), a Dutch military surgeon, developed a practical method for immobilizing limb fractures with plaster casts. Previous attempts had been made by using soluble material for moulding casts to replace the traditional methods of traction or splinting. Disadvantages included the long drying-time required (e.g. with glue) or the requirement for hot water plus the resultant skin irritation (e.g. with gutta-percha). Plaster of Paris had occasionally been tried but proved unwieldy. Mathijsen used plaster of Paris in various different ways, the most successful being cotton bandages impregnated with plaster in powder form to which water had been added. His method was adopted worldwide within a decade. Mathijsen never married and spent his old age with relatives in the south of the Netherlands. PMID:22027466

  13. Renal vascular morphology and their significance in predicting accessories

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    Venkataramulu M; Vinaykumar N; Lc, Prasanna

    2014-01-01

    Background: Renal arteries presented great morphological variations in their emergence, frequency, and ramification pattern. Therefore, this study was aimed to establish the possible relationship between the caliber of the renal artery and existence of the accessory renal arteries. Methods: Fifty kidneys obtained from fresh cadavers were subjected for corrosion cast to determine the diameter of main and accessory renal arteries. Results: In our study, we found that the incidence of s...

  14. [Casting faults and structural studies on bonded alloys comparing centrifugal castings and vacuum pressure castings].

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    Fuchs, P; Küfmann, W

    1978-07-01

    The casting processes in use today such as centrifugal casting and vacuum pressure casting were compared with one another. An effort was made to answer the question whether the occurrence of shrink cavities and the mean diameter of the grain of the alloy is dependent on the method of casting. 80 crowns were made by both processes from the baked alloys Degudent Universal, Degudent N and the trial alloy 4437 of the firm Degusa. Slice sections were examined for macro and micro-porosity and the structural appearance was evaluated by linear analysis. Statistical analysis showed that casting faults and casting structure is independent of the method used and their causes must be found in the conditions of casting and the composition of the alloy. PMID:352670

  15. Metal casting extended assessments

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    In 1997, the Industrial Assessment Center program of the US Department of Energy initiated Extended Assessments as an option for some of their in-plant assessments. Intended for larger, more complex manufacturing facilities, the multi-day Extended Assessment allows the plant assessment team to explore more complex recommendations with the intent of encouraging major process and equipment changes. In this paper the authors describe the results of Extended Assessments at plants in the Metal Casting Industry, one of the DOE Industries of the Future. They visited five plants, two foundries and three die casting plants, with combined annual sales of $134 million and a combined annual production volume of 35,300 tons. The recommendations offered potential savings to each plant of an average $417,000 or 1.5% of average gross sales. A number of generalizations can be observed based on the assessments in the cast metals industry. First is that many of the smaller firms in this industry have been slow to adopt innovative technology. Off the shelf technologies are available that will help these firms reach the 21st Century. The concept of remelt of metal or scrap in the plant is an operation that can be improved. They found approximately two pounds of metal melted for every pound shipped. Finally, many opportunities exist outside of the core plant operations to reduce operating costs

  16. Steel-making technology and materials testing of castings for nuclear power plants

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    The questions are discussed of producing cast components for nuclear reactors. The cast component should meet the requirements of the quality and safety of nuclear power plants with respect to the living environment of the plant during its normal operation and to accidents due to causes inside and outside the plant equipment. A brief survey is given of cast reactor components and the most important world firms listed engaged in their production. High demands are placed on castings quality control. All castings for the primary circuit are tested throughout the whole volume. Austenitic steel castings are tested by X-rays and by liquid penetrants methods. Ferritic steel castings are tested by ultrasound, colour penetrant liquids and magnetic powder methods. Reactor component castings are now produced from low-carbon corrosion resistant steels of the martensite type with carbon content lower than 0.05%, chromium content around 13%, nickel content 4 to 6%, and molybdenum content up to 1% rather than from costly austenitic steels. (B.S.)

  17. The mutual co-regulation of extracellular polymeric substances and iron ions in biocorrosion of cast iron pipes.

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    Jin, Juntao; Guan, Yuntao

    2014-10-01

    New insights into the biocorrosion process may be gained through understanding of the interaction between extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and iron. Herein, the effect of iron ions on the formation of biofilms and production of EPS was investigated. Additionally, the impact of EPS on the corrosion of cast iron coupons was explored. The results showed that a moderate concentration of iron ions (0.06 mg/L) promoted both biofilm formation and EPS production. The presence of EPS accelerated corrosion during the initial stage, while inhibited corrosion at the later stage. The functional groups of EPS acted as electron shuttles to enable the binding of iron ions. Binding of iron ions with EPS led to anodic dissolution and promoted corrosion, while corrosion was later inhibited through oxygen reduction and availability of phosphorus from EPS. The presence of EPS also led to changes in crystalline phases of corrosion products. PMID:25069092

  18. Contemporary art casting’s education in Guangdong

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    Wu Chunmiao

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Based on the practical experience of establishing three art casting laboratories in three different colleges of Guangdong, this paper focuses on the development of contemporary art casting’s education. By analyzing the reason for the shortage of professionals nowadays and the characteristics of modern foundry industry in the Pearl River Delta, the authors try to find out what kind of knowledge structures a modern foundry industry professional should have. Then, from the viewpoint of education, the authors introduce how to combine the art casting laboratory and the creative art casting course as a new teaching pattern, on the one hand, to attract more students to study casting technology, on the other hand, to train them to be qualified professionals for the modern foundry industry.

  19. Contemporary art casting’s education in Guangdong

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    Wu Chunmiao; Ji Qing

    2012-01-01

    Based on the practical experience of establishing three art casting laboratories in three different colleges of Guangdong, this paper focuses on the development of contemporary art casting’s education. By analyzing the reason for the shortage of professionals nowadays and the characteristics of modern foundry industry in the Pearl River Delta, the authors try to find out what kind of knowledge structures a modern foundry industry professional should have. Then, from the viewpoint of educat...

  20. Poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogel vascular models for in vitro aneurysm simulations: the key to low friction surfaces.

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    Ohta, M.; Handa, A.; Iwata, H.; Ru?fenacht, Da; Tsutsumi, S.

    2004-01-01

    PURPOSE: To develop a vessel model with poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogel (PVA-H) with low surface friction for in vitro simulations of vascular pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Simulations of variable vascular pathologies were based on human vessel casts reproduced in wax. Constructions of vascular models were then obtained by lost wax techniques. As materials, liquid silicon or PVA in organic solvents were used. After solidification, the wax was drained by heating. Comparison of PVA-H with sil...

  1. Zinc-The key to preventing corrosion

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    Kropschot, S.J.; Doebrich, Jeff L.

    2011-01-01

    Centuries before it was identified as an element, zinc was used to make brass (an alloy of zinc and copper) and for medicinal purposes. Metallic zinc and zinc oxide were produced in India sometime between the 11th and 14th centuries and in China in the 17th century, although the discovery of pure metallic zinc is credited to the German chemist Andreas Marggraf, who isolated the element in 1746. Refined zinc metal is bluish-white when freshly cast; it is hard and brittle at most temperatures and has relatively low melting and boiling points. Zinc alloys readily with other metals and is chemically active. On exposure to air, it develops a thin gray oxide film (patina), which inhibits deeper oxidation (corrosion) of the metal. The metal's resistance to corrosion is an important characteristic in its use.

  2. Unique intermetallics combat wear and corrosion

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    Properties of Tribaloy materials are reviewed. Examination of these materials shows that both high-temperature wear and corrosion resistance are provided by dispersing a hard intermetallic phase in a softer cobalt or nickel-base alloy matrix. The materials are supplied as powders which can be plasma sprayed or hot isostatically pressed into 99.5 percent dense parts. Most grades can be shell mold or investment cast; and Tribaloy welding rods are available for hardfacing applications. Tribaloy powders can also be blended with other powders, such as nickel or Monel. The blend can then be plasma sprayed or compacted by conventional P/M techniques. (U.S.)

  3. Modelling of Corrosion Cracks

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    2003-01-01

    Modelling of corrosion cracking of reinforced concrete structures is complicated as a great number of uncertain factors are involved. To get a reliable modelling a physical and mechanical understanding of the process behind corrosion in needed.

  4. Modelling of Corrosion Cracks

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    Thoft-christensen, Palle

    2010-01-01

    Modelling of corrosion cracking of reinforced concrete structures is complicated as a great number of uncertain factors are involved. To get a reliable modelling a physical and mechanical understanding of the process behind corrosion in needed.

  5. Continuous roll casting of aluminium alloys – casting parameters analysis

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    E. Krsti? Vukelja

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The main goal of the paper was to present the influence of casting parameters on casting conditions and interference of casting parameters on the final strip characteristics such as constant strip thickness, surface quality and roughness of aluminum alloys sheet 6,30 to 6,50 mm thick. The study shows that casting speed, roll force and roll gap should have the greatest influence on the final strip thickness, and that the examined parameters agree well with the theoretical standpoints.

  6. Corrosion of container materials under clay repository conditions

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    The work done in Belgium on steels and a number of corrosion-resistant materials is discussed. Laboratory screening tests have been performed to find candidate container materials. Materials of interest have been further tested in surface clays and are being tested in deep clay formations at the Mol site. These tests have concentrated on characterizations of the clay environment under equilibrium and disturbed conditions. The performance of some materials will be monitored for up to 50000 hours in the form of conventional corrosion specimens. Eventually corrosion and performance tests will be performed on full-size or scaled-down containers. The effects of parameters identified as being important based on characterization of the clay environment will be studied further in the laboratory. Electrochemical measurements and experiments on the effects of gamma radiation have been started. The materials that have been tested in clay environments include corrosion allowance materials - carbon steel, unalloyed cast iron, and cast iron alloyed with silicon and nickel - as well as corrosion resistant materials: AISI 304, 316 and 430 stainless steels; aluminum alloys; nickel 200; Inconel 600 and 625; Incoloy 800; Hastelloy C4 and B; and titanium grades 2 and 7

  7. General corrosion, irradiation-corrosion, and environmental-mechanical evaluation of nuclear-waste-package structural-barrier materials. Progress report

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    Pacific Northwest Laboratory is studying the general corrosion, irradiation-corrosion, and environmentally enhanced crack propagation of five candidate materials in high-temperature aqueous environments simulating those expected in basalt and tuff repositories. The materials include three cast ferrous materials (ductile cast iron and two low-alloy Cr-Mo cast steels) and two titanium alloys, titanium Grade 2 (commercial purity) and Grade 12 (a Ti-Ni-Mo alloy). The general corrosion results are being obtained by autoclave exposure of specimens to slowly replenished simulated ground water flowing upward through a bed of the appropriate crushed rock (basalt or tuff), which is maintained at the desired test temperature (usually 2500C). In addition, tests are being performed in deionized water. Metal penetration rates of iron-base alloys are being derived by stripping off the corrosion product film and weighing the specimen after the appropriate exposure time. The corrosion of titanium alloy specimens is being determined by weight gain methods. The irradiation-corrosion studies are similar to the general corrosion tests, except that the specimen-bearing autoclaves are held in a 60Co gamma radiation field at dose rates up to 2 x 106 rad/h. For evaluating the resistance of the candidate materials to environmentally enhanced crack propagation, three methods are being used: U-bend and fracture toughness specimens exposed in autoclaves; slow strain rate studies in repository-relevant environments to 3000C; and fatigue crack growth rate studies at ambient pressure and 900C. The preliminary data suggest a 1-in. corrosion allowance for iron-base barrier elements intended for 1000-yr service in basalt or tuff repositories. No evidence has yet been found that titanium Grade 2 or Grade 12 is susceptible to environmentally induced crack propagation or, by extension, to stress corrosion cracking

  8. Fracture Mechanisms in Steel Castings

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    Z. Stradomski

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The investigations were inspired with the problem of cracking of steel castings during the production process. A single mechanism of decohesion - the intergranular one - occurs in the case of hot cracking, while a variety of structural factors is decisive for hot cracking initiation, depending on chemical composition of the cast steel. The low-carbon and low-alloyed steel castings crack due to the presence of the type II sulphides, the cause of cracking of the high-carbon tool cast steels is the net of secondary cementite and/or ledeburite precipitated along the boundaries of solidified grains. Also the brittle phosphor and carbide eutectics precipitated in the final stage solidification are responsible for cracking of castings made of Hadfield steel. The examination of mechanical properties at 1050°C revealed low or very low strength of high-carbon cast steels.

  9. Localized corrosion information using high resolution measurement devices

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    Ambat, Rajan

    2005-01-01

    High performance demand for several engineering alloys and components, and miniaturization of electronics and development of MEMS requires better understanding of local corrosion characteristics frequently down to µm scale. This is because in metallic materials corrosion is a sensitive function of microstructure, in particular the local electrochemical activities of several microstructural heterogeneities such as second phase particles and grain boundaries. The overall corrosion behaviour of the material is determined by the local interaction of several microstructural features. On the other hand in engineering components, structural heterogeneities of a higher scale could be produced by joining and processing techniques such as welding (eg. heat affected zone and nugget), cutting and machining operations. In all these cases understanding the corrosion properties of an individual microstructural region in conjunction with microstructural analysis, using advanced microscopic tools, becomes very important. Corrosion of microelectronics circuits and MEMs is also a recent problem, which demands measurement resolution down to few microns as the components are extremely small, and measurement needs to be carried out without damaging the entire component. These limitations can be overcome by the use of high resolution corrosion measurement devices, which in various forms are being used by few investigators. One popular approach is the so called microelectrochemical set up, which use a pipette connected to a system to control the solution flow at the tip. Through addition of reference and counter electrodes, the pipette system becomes a microscopic electrochemical cell, which can then be used with high precision to determine the electrochemical characteristics of the microstructural region of interest. The capability of the technique could be further enhanced by adding new features such as high resolution video visualization systems, fretting/tribo-corroson attachments, and also by integrating it with stress corrosion testing, corrosion investigation of concrete for a few to name with. The corrosion group in MPT, Technical University of Denmark has developed various types of microelectrochemical devices with resolutions 1 mm - 10 ?m; also integrated them with stress corrosion testing, fretting corrosion measurements and potential profiling for complex geometries such as die-cast and engine components. This paper describe the methods and the results of local corrosion investigations of aluminium alloy microstructure, friction stir welds, spot-welds, cast components and microelectronic devices.

  10. Erosion-corrosion

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    A literature study on erosion-corrosion of pipings in the nuclear industry was performed. Occurred incidents are reviewed, and the mechanism driving the erosion-corrosion is described. Factors that influence the effect in negative or positive direction are treated, as well as programs for control and inspection. Finally, examples of failures from databases on erosion-corrosion are given in an attachment

  11. Management of Reinforcement Corrosion

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    Küter, André; Geiker, Mette Rica

    Reinforcement corrosion is the most important cause for deterioration of reinforced concrete structures, both with regard to costs and consequences. Thermodynamically consistent descriptions of corrosion mechanisms are expected to allow the development of innovative concepts for the management of reinforcement corrosion.

  12. Corrosion test of structural materials for thermo-chemical and electrolytic hybrid hydrogen production cycle

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    Corrosion behavior of structural materials for thermo-chemical and electrolytic hydrogen production cycle was investigated in liquid and gaseous sulfuric acid in the temperature range of 200-500degC. The cycle is one of the hydrogen production methods using sulfuric acid and the maximum temperature through the processes is about 500degC. In this study, corrosion tests of candidate structural materials for equipment of the hydrogen production plant were performed at the conditions each equipment will be used. The concentration of sulfuric acid was 95 mass% in all experiments and maximum test duration was 500 h. Only high Si cast iron had good corrosion resistance in the boiling sulfuric acid, whereas high Si cast iron and Hastelloy C276 had good corrosion resistance in the sulfurous acid gas atmosphere (vaporized sulfuric acid or mixture of sulfur dioxide and water vapor). Furthermore, post test analysis by optical microscope and SEM-EDX were performed. (author)

  13. Cast dielectric composite linear accelerator

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    Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen (Manteca, CA); Slenes, Kirk (Albuquerque, NM); Stoller, H. M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2009-11-10

    A linear accelerator having cast dielectric composite layers integrally formed with conductor electrodes in a solventless fabrication process, with the cast dielectric composite preferably having a nanoparticle filler in an organic polymer such as a thermosetting resin. By incorporating this cast dielectric composite the dielectric constant of critical insulating layers of the transmission lines of the accelerator are increased while simultaneously maintaining high dielectric strengths for the accelerator.

  14. Modeling tools for concrete casting

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    Nguyen, Thi Lien Huong

    2007-01-01

    Thanks to the recent advances in the cementitious materials rheology field, existing works allows for the physical quantification of workability of fresh concrete. The objective of this thesis is to develop techniques allowing for the prediction of casting according to these rheological measurements, the geometry of the element to be cast and the selected casting process. The methodology adopted is to isolate and treat each of the involved phenomena in a simpler configuration and then to grad...

  15. Surface properties and corrosion behavior of Co-Cr alloy fabricated with selective laser melting technique.

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    Xin, Xian-zhen; Chen, Jie; Xiang, Nan; Wei, Bin

    2013-01-01

    We sought to study the corrosion behavior and surface properties of a commercial cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) alloy which was fabricated with selective laser melting (SLM) technique. For this purpose, specimens were fabricated using different techniques, such as SLM system and casting methods. Surface hardness testing, microstructure observation, surface analysis using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electrochemical corrosion test were carried out to evaluate the corrosion properties and surface properties of the specimens. We found that microstructure of SLM specimens was more homogeneous than that of cast specimens. The mean surface hardness values of SLM and cast specimens were 458.3 and 384.8, respectively; SLM specimens showed higher values than cast ones in hardness. Both specimens exhibited no differences in their electrochemical corrosion properties in the artificial saliva through potentiodynamic curves and EIS, and no significant difference via XPS. Therefore, we concluded that within the scope of this study, SLM-fabricated restorations revealed good surface properties, such as proper hardness, homogeneous microstructure, and also showed sufficient corrosion resistance which could meet the needs of dental clinics. PMID:23553145

  16. Skeleton castings dynamic load resistance

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    M. Cholewa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The article is to show selected results of research in a field of new type of cast spatial composite reinforcements. This article shows skeleton casting case as a particular approach to continuous, spatial composite reinforcement.Design/methodology/approach: The research is concerning properties of cast spatial microlattice structures called skeleton castings. In this paper results of impact test of skeleton casting with octahedron elementary cell were shown. The selection of internal topology of skeleton casting was based on numerical simulations of stress distribution.Findings: The possibility of manufacturing of geometrically complex skeleton castings without use of advanced techniques was confirmed.Research limitations/implications: With use of computer tomography, analysis of deformation mechanisms was carried out. Different levels of impact energies were usedPractical implications: Spatial skeleton casting with octahedron elementary cell confirmed their usefulness as impact energy absorbers.Originality/value: The overall aim of presented research was to determine the mechanisms of skeleton castings deformation processes. Thanks to CT data next step will be to create accurate numerical model for further simulation and design optimization.

  17. Fracture Mechanisms in Steel Castings

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    Stradomski, Z.; Stachura, S.; Stradomski, G.

    2013-01-01

    The investigations were inspired with the problem of cracking of steel castings during the production process. A single mechanism of decohesion - the intergranular one - occurs in the case of hot cracking, while a variety of structural factors is decisive for hot cracking initiation, depending on chemical composition of the cast steel. The low-carbon and low-alloyed steel castings crack due to the presence of the type II sulphides, the cause of cracking of the high-carbon tool cast steels is ...

  18. Corrosion Studies on Concrete Using Treated and Untreated Textile Effluent and Impact of Corrosion Inhibitor

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    K Nirmalkumar

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available An attempt was made to use the waste water from textile industry for construction purpose, so that the shortage in water can be greatly reduced and the waste water can be suitably disposed for safe guarding the environment.  The basic properties of the treated and untreated water from the textile industry were tested and the results were found to be satisfactory such that it can be used for construction purposes.  By using the waste water from the textile industry cubes, cylinders and beams were casted and tested for its mechanical properties (compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength etc and the result was found to be satisfactory.  Hence the experiment was continued on for durability studies where the corrosion attack was also studied.  The results of other durability studies were found to be satisfactory.  In this experimental study the results of specimen’s casted using treated and untreated textile water were compared with the specimens casted with potable water.  Since there was some corrosion, admixtures were added to counter act the same and the results were found to be satisfactory. 

  19. Phase Transformations in Cast Duplex Stainless Steels

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    Yoon-Jun Kim

    2004-12-19

    Duplex stainless steels (DSS) constitute both ferrite and austenite as a matrix. Such a microstructure confers a high corrosion resistance with favorable mechanical properties. However, intermetallic phases such as {sigma} and {chi} can also form during casting or high-temperature processing and can degrade the properties of the DSS. This research was initiated to develop time-temperature-transformation (TTT) and continuous-cooling-transformation (CCT) diagrams of two types of cast duplex stainless steels, CD3MN (Fe-22Cr-5Ni-Mo-N) and CD3MWCuN (Fe-25Cr-7Ni-Mo-W-Cu-N), in order to understand the time and temperature ranges for intermetallic phase formation. The alloys were heat treated isothermally or under controlled cooling conditions and then characterized using conventional metallographic methods that included tint etching, and also using electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS). The kinetics of intermetallic-phase ({sigma} + {chi}) formation were analyzed using the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (MA) equation in the case of isothermal transformations and a modified form of this equation in the case of continuous cooling transformations. The rate of intermetallic-phase formation was found to be much faster in CD3MWCuN than CD3MN due mainly to differences in the major alloying contents such as Cr, Ni and Mo. To examine in more detail the effects of these elements of the phase stabilities; a series of eight steel castings was designed with the Cr, Ni and Mo contents systematically varied with respect to the nominal composition of CD3MN. The effects of varying the contents of alloying additions on the formation of intermetallic phases were also studied computationally using the commercial thermodynamic software package, Thermo-Calc. In general, {sigma} was stabilized with increasing Cr addition and {chi} by increasing Mo addition. However, a delicate balance among Ni and other minor elements such as N and Si also exists. Phase equilibria in DSS can be affected by local composition fluctuations in the cast alloy. This may cause discrepancy between thermodynamic prediction and experimental observation.

  20. Women and Vascular Disease

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    ... Uterine fibroids Varicoceles and male infertility Varicose veins Venous access catheters Vertebroplasty Women and vascular disease Women's health Social Media Facebook Twitter (SIRspecialists) YouTube ...

  1. Comparison Of Metal Corrosion Inhibition By Gravimetric And Linear Polarization Resistance Methods

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    Banerji, Shankha

    1992-01-01

    Studies were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of various dosages of the selected silicate and phosphate compounds applied for corrosion inhibition of cast iron, copper, lead, and galvanized steel specimens. The compounds selected for study were zinc polyphosphate (Calgon C-39), zinc orthophosphate (Virchem V-931), sodium metasilicate and glassy silicate. The effectiveness of these compounds for corrosion inhibition were studied under differing water quality conditions using gravimetric...

  2. The corrosion resistance of titanium - ruthenium alloys in hydrochloric acid media

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    Alloys of the Ti-Ru system in the cast state and in the annealed state have been investigated. The investigated samples were prepared by the method of induction melting in the helium atmosphere. The corrosion resistance was investigated by the weight method in the solution of hydrochloric acid. The results of the corrosion experiments were calculated as a mean value of two parallel samples. 2 tabs., 4 refs

  3. The influence of carbon and copper on the solidification process of the ferritic-austenitic cast steel

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    Stradomska, J.

    2009-01-01

    Technological problems which occur during the production of castings made of ferritic-austenitic (duplex) cast steel have caused that this most modern material among corrosion-resistant cast steels is seldom produced in Poland. The main reason of arising problems is the necessity of achieving a very low carbon content (Cmax = 0.03%, according to PN-EN 10283:2004) and the occurring of hot cracking. It is impossible for our domestic foundries to achieve such a low carbon content, because it dem...

  4. Study on Corrosion Resistance of Fe-based Amorphous Coating by Laser Cladding in Hydrochloric Acid

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    Chen, Q. J.; Guo, S. B.; Yang, X. J.; Zhou, X. L.; Hua, X. Z.; Zhu, X. H.; Duan, Z.

    In this study, the Fe41Co7Cr15Mo14C15B6Y2 bulk amorphous alloy with high glass-forming ability was prepared using the arc- melting copper mold casting technique, and corresponding amorphous coating was obtained using the laser melt amorphous powders on the surface of carbon steel. The corrosion resistance performance of the laser cladding coating in hydrochloric acid was analyzed and tested in experiments under the conditions of different laser cladding speeds. The amorphous alloy coating with different fabrication parameters have the difference internal structure, which lead to the difference corrosion resistance in the same environment to some extent. The nature of amorphous alloy and the corrosion morphology were investigated using XRD and SEM method, respectively. The corrosion experiments showed that: when the laser power was 3300W, the corrosion resistance of four kinds of samples in hydrochloric acid from strong to weak as follows: as-cast sample > the coating with laser cladding speed 110 mm/min > the coating with laser cladding speed 120 mm/min > the coating with laser cladding speed 130 mm/min. The free corrosion current density of casting sample, sample 1, sample 2 and sample 3 is 3.304 × 10-6 A/cm2, 2.600×10-3 A/cm2, 2.030×10-3 A/cm2 and 3.396×10-4 A/cm2, respectively.

  5. DEGRADATION WORKS OF MONUMENTAL ART CAST BRONZE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Intensive pollution, combined with the lack of conservation of monuments exposed to these environments make the main cause of deterioration of cultural objects to atmospheric corrosion metal. This paper proposes a study of the main factors leading to degradation Bronze alloy, cast bronze monuments exposed to open atmosphere: corrosive environmental factors, stability and products of corrosion of bronze. In general, all corrosion products present on a metal surface are indicated as 'skate', can be composed of single-layer or multilayer products. The paper also includes a case study on the influence of environmental factors on degradation Matthias monument statue in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Visual inspection of the monument informs us that have white spots, gray, reddish not consistent with the base color green patina, surfaces showing depigmentation, the rain washed areas, crystallization, deposition of air-borne particles.

  6. The development of the uteroplacental vascular system in the golden hamster Mesocricetus auratus.

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    Ogura, A.; Nishida, T.; Hayashi, Y.; Mochida, K.

    1991-01-01

    The development of the uteroplacental vasculature in the golden hamster was studied by vascular casting and India ink injection methods. The hamster placenta usually has three sets of uteroplacental arteries and its maternal segment is derived from the medial arterial division of the non-pregnant uterus. The maternal segment consists of the spiral artery in the endometrium and the vascular knot in the mesometrium. The spiral arteries start developing on Day 5, simultaneously with the endometr...

  7. Lost-Soap Aluminum Casting.

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    Mihalow, Paula

    1980-01-01

    Lost-wax casting in sterling silver is a costly experience for the average high school student. However, this jewelry process can be learned at no cost if scrap aluminum is used instead of silver, and soap bars are used instead of wax. This lost-soap aluminum casting process is described. (Author/KC)

  8. Continuous casting of hollow billets

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    Continuous casting technology of hollow billets has been developed for near-net-shape casting of pipe. A cylindrical water cooled copper mould was used as a core to make a hole at the center of the round billet, while the hot-top casting technique was applied in order to provide space for the submerged entry nozzle and to cast tube blanks of thin wall thickness. A pilot scale casting of a 160mm-diameter billet, which has a 100mm-diameter hole, was conducted and the metallurgical investigation of the billet quality and the numerical analysis were performed to determine the optimum casting conditions. The hot-top casting technique, in which the induction heating (IH) of the oscillating ceramic mould stabilizes the solidification start level, enables both the smooth surface and the thin wall thickness of the hollow billet. The combination of the IH type hot-top casting technique and a water cooled copper mould, create a favourable condition at the shell exterior for generating equiaxed crystal as both fluid flow and thermal conditions, promote high equiaxed structure ratio and elimination of macrosegregation in hollow billets. (author)

  9. Casting Freedom, 1860-1862

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    Social Education, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Thomas Crawford, an American Sculptor, created the full-size figure of Freedom in clay. Molds were made, from which a full-size positive plaster model was cast in five main sections. This model is on view today in the basement rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building. Clark Mills was a self-taught American sculptor with experience in casting

  10. Management of vascular trauma

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    Objective: To characterize the vascular injuries, their management and the results. Subjects and Methods: Cases of vascular injuries received at the hospital amongst the total of 3134 trauma patients were evaluated. Thirty six cases with 41 vascular lesions were evaluated, excluding the three primary amputations. Vascular injuries were then characterized by age, gender, site, mechanism, associated injuries, need and type of surgery. Results: Penetrating trauma accounted for 94.4% of all vascular admissions. Five percent of the vascular injuries developed complications. Surgical intervention was required in all cases (100%). Reverse saphenous vein graft was used in 82.9%. The injured veins were mostly ligated except one, which was managed by saphenous vein graft. The average time lapsed between injury and intervention of patients ranged between 2 to 18 hours. No mortality or secondary hemorrhage was documented. Conclusion: Vascular trauma represents a small percentage of all trauma admissions. It has a high morbidity and most require surgical intervention. The operative intervention rates are higher in patients with vascular injuries than in the general trauma population but with prompt surgery, the chances of limb salvage increases and the overall complication rate reduces. (author)

  11. Vascular Intracranial Hypertension

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    Iencean, S. M.

    2004-01-01

    Intracranial hypertension is one of the most important syndromes in neurology and neurosurgery; raised intracranial pressure is the most common cause of death in neurosurgery. A recent classification of intracranial hypertension is based upon the etiopathogenesis of intracranial hypertension: a) parenchymatous intracranial hypertension, b) vascular intracranial hypertension, c) meningeal intracranial hypertension and d) idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Vascular etiologies can individuali...

  12. Poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans

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    Padmavathy L

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available A 65 year old lady presented with generalised pruritus and discolouration of skin and mucous membranes of 5 years duration. The histopathology from the cutaneous lesions revealed features suggestive of poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans (PVA. Investigations did not reveal any underlying connective tissue disease,lymphoma or systemic disease. A diagnosis of idiopathic poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans was made.

  13. Colour Metallography of Cast Iron

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    Zhou Jiyang

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Cast iron, as a traditional metal material, has advantages of low total cost, good castability and machinability, good wear resistance and low notch sensitivity, and is still facing tough challenge in quality, property and variety of types etc. Experts and engineers studying and producing iron castings all around world extremely concern this serious challenge. Over more than 30 years, a great of research work has been carried out on how to further improve its property, expand its application and combine cast iron technology with some hi-techs (for example, computer technology. Nevertheless, cast iron is a multi-element and multi-phase alloy and has complex and variety of structures and still has great development potential in structure and property. For further studying and developing cast iron, theoretical research work is important promise, and the study on solidification process and control mechanism of graphite morphology is fundamental for improving property of cast iron and developing new type of cast iron.Metallography of cast iron normally includes two sections: liquid phase transformation and solid phase transformation. The book, Colour Metallography of Cast Iron , uses colour metallography technique to study solidification structures of cast irons: graphite, carbides, austenite and eutectics; and focuses on solidification processes. With progress of modern solidification theory, the control of material solidification process becomes important measure for improving traditionalmaterials and developing new materials. Solidification structure not only influences mechanical and physical properties of cast iron, but also affects its internal quality. The book uses a large amount of colour photos to describe the formation of solidification structures and their relations. Crystallization phenomena, which cannot be displayed with traditional metallography, are presented and more phase transformation information is obtained from these colour metallographic photos.Except for focusing on the effect of high carbon phases in cast iron, in this book, special attention is also paid to the effect of austenite on solidification, graphite morphology, and quality of cast iron; at the same time, the study on the solidification behaviours in the region around eutectic cells and its effects on mechanical properties of cast iron, are also emphasized.

  14. Electroslag component casting. [Nickel aluminide

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    Sikka, V.K.

    1986-01-01

    This project is directed toward the development of electroslag-casting (ESC) technology for use in coal conversion components such as valve bodies, pump housings, and pipe fittings. The aim is also to develop a sufficient data base to permit electroslag casting to become an ASME Code-accepted process. It is also intended to transfer the ESC process technology to private industry. A total of 32 electroslag castings of 2.25Cr-1Mo, 9Cr-1Mo, type 316, and nickel aluminide were procured from four facilities for evaluation (Table 1). The most complex castings procured during this program were the valve bodies shown in Figure 2. The castings were subjected to various heat treatments (Table 2), checked for chemical composition uniformity from top to bottom, and subjected to macrostructural evaluation and mechanical properties testing. Results are discussed. 10 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Permanent aluminium foam cores in castings: casting processes and fabrication conditions of foam filled parts

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    Kretz, R. [ARC Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum GmbH Ranshofen (Austria)

    2002-07-01

    Powder metallurgical aluminium foams can be employed as cores in composite castings. In order to improve particular properties of castings aluminium foam parts were surrounded by cast metal. For encasing the foam cores, squeeze casting, high pressure die casting and low pressure die casting were applied. The casting conditions and the interaction between the aluminium foam cores and the incoming cast metal melt were investigated. Foam cores can be protected against infiltration by the cast metal melt, the rough surface leads to mechanical bonding between core and casting. If required, metallic bonding can be achieved by flux treatment of the core. (orig.)

  16. Surface films and corrosion of copper

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    In Sweden and Finland the spent nuclear fuel is planned to be encapsulated in cast iron canisters that have an outer shield made of copper. The copper shield is responsible for the corrosion protection of the canister construction. General corrosion of the copper is not expected to be the limiting factor in the waste repository environment when estimating the life-time of the canister construction. However, different forms of localised corrosion, i.e. pitting, stress corrosion cracking, or environmentally assisted creep fracture may cause premature failure of the copper shield. Of the probable constituents in the groundwater, nitrites, chlorides, sulphides and carbonates have been suggested to promote localised corrosion of copper. The main assumption made in planning this research program is that the surface films forming on copper in the repository environment largely determine the susceptibility of copper to the different forms of localised corrosion. The availability of reactants, which also may become corrosion rate limiting, is investigated in several other research programs. This research program consists of a set of successive projects targeted at characterising the properties of surface films on copper in repository environment containing different detrimental anions. A further aim was to assess the significance of the anion-induced changes in the stability of the oxide films with regard to localised corrosion of copper. This report summarises the results from a series of investigations on properties of surface films forming on copper in water of pH = 8.9 at temperature of 80 deg C and pressure of 2 MPa. The main results gained so far in this research program are as follows: The surface films forming on copper in the thermodynamic stability region of monovalent copper at 80 deg C consist of a bulk part (about 1 mm thick) which is a good ionic and electronic conductor, and an outer, interfacial layer (0.001 - 0.005 mm thick) which shows p-type semiconductor properties. The thin outer layer controls the corrosion properties of copper, corrosion rate being limited by ionic transport through the layer and the charge transfer step of the film dissolution. Chlorides cause a breakdown of the oxide film in the stability region of divalent copper, but they seem to have no effect on the properties of the film in the stability region of monovalent copper; oxidising conditions with simultaneous exposure to chlorides are thus expected to subject copper to localised corrosion. Sulphides at the concentration of 10 ppm dissolved H2S were found not to promote the formation of a three-dimensional film of Cu2S (or other copper sulphides), thus the mechanisms of localised corrosion which operate under reducing conditions and are based on the formation of copper sulphides seem not to be valid. In the presence of 10 ppm H2S the corrosion rate of copper is controlled by the charge transfer step of the dissolution of the outer layer

  17. Die-casting effect on surface characteristics of thin-walled AZ91D magnesium components

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    Highlights: ? Depth profile of elements for the die-casting surface layer was studied. ? The content of C, Si and Fe increases along the molten magnesium filling trace. ? The outer skin of castings consists of more ?-phase and less eutectic ?-phase. ? The corrosion resistance decreases along the filling trace. - Abstract: Filling trace, filling time and temperature distribution during the die-casting process were simulated using commercial software (MAGMA). The surface microstructure and phase distribution in thin-walled AZ91D magnesium components cast on a hot-chamber die-casting machine were investigated by means of optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The depth profile of alloying elements was examined using a glow discharge optical emission spectrometer. The outer skin microstructure consists of more ?-phase and less eutectic ?-phase than the interior region. The elemental content of C, Si, and Fe in the outer skin increased along the filling trace, and they decreased with increasing distance from the surface to the interior region, while the Al had an inverse trend. The corrosion resistance decreased along the filling trace.

  18. Die-casting effect on surface characteristics of thin-walled AZ91D magnesium components

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    Hu Lifang; Chen Shaoping; Miao Yang [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024 (China); Meng Qingsen, E-mail: mengqingsen@263.net [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024 (China)

    2012-11-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Depth profile of elements for the die-casting surface layer was studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The content of C, Si and Fe increases along the molten magnesium filling trace. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The outer skin of castings consists of more {beta}-phase and less eutectic {alpha}-phase. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The corrosion resistance decreases along the filling trace. - Abstract: Filling trace, filling time and temperature distribution during the die-casting process were simulated using commercial software (MAGMA). The surface microstructure and phase distribution in thin-walled AZ91D magnesium components cast on a hot-chamber die-casting machine were investigated by means of optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The depth profile of alloying elements was examined using a glow discharge optical emission spectrometer. The outer skin microstructure consists of more {beta}-phase and less eutectic {alpha}-phase than the interior region. The elemental content of C, Si, and Fe in the outer skin increased along the filling trace, and they decreased with increasing distance from the surface to the interior region, while the Al had an inverse trend. The corrosion resistance decreased along the filling trace.

  19. Grain boundary corrosion of copper canister weld material

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    Gubner, Rolf; Andersson, Urban; Linder, Mats; Nazarov, Andrej; Taxen, Claes [Corrosion and Metals Research Inst. (KIMAB), Stockholm (Sweden)

    2006-01-15

    The proposed design for a final repository for spent fuel and other long-lived residues in Sweden is based on the multi-barrier principle. The waste will be encapsulated in sealed cylindrical canisters, which will then be placed in granite bedrock and surrounded by compacted bentonite clay. The canister design is based on a thick cast inner container fitted inside a corrosion-resistant copper canister. During fabrication of the outer copper canisters there will be some unavoidable grain growth in the welded areas. As grains grow, they will tend to concentrate impurities within the copper at the new grain boundaries. The work described in this report was undertaken to determine whether there is any possibility of enhanced corrosion at grain boundaries within the copper canister, based on the recommendations of the report SKB-TR--01-09 (INIS ref. 32025363). Grain boundary corrosion of copper is not expected to be a problem for the copper canisters in a repository. However, as one step in the experimental verification it is necessary to study grain boundary corrosion of copper in an environment where it may occur. A literature study aimed to find one or several solutions that are aggressive with respect to grain boundary corrosion of copper. Copper specimens cut from welds of real copper canisters where exposed to aerated ammonium hydroxide solution for a period of 14 days at 80 degrees C and 10 bar pressure. The samples were investigated prior to exposure using the scanning Kelvin probe technique to characterize anodic and cathodic areas on the samples. The degree of corrosion was determined by optical microscopy. No grain boundary corrosion could be observed in the autoclave experiments, however, a higher rate of corrosion was observed for the weld material compared to the base material. The work suggests that grain boundary corrosion of copper weld material is most unlikely to adversely affect SKB's copper canisters under the conditions in the repository.

  20. Grain boundary corrosion of copper canister weld material

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    The proposed design for a final repository for spent fuel and other long-lived residues in Sweden is based on the multi-barrier principle. The waste will be encapsulated in sealed cylindrical canisters, which will then be placed in granite bedrock and surrounded by compacted bentonite clay. The canister design is based on a thick cast inner container fitted inside a corrosion-resistant copper canister. During fabrication of the outer copper canisters there will be some unavoidable grain growth in the welded areas. As grains grow, they will tend to concentrate impurities within the copper at the new grain boundaries. The work described in this report was undertaken to determine whether there is any possibility of enhanced corrosion at grain boundaries within the copper canister, based on the recommendations of the report SKB-TR--01-09 (INIS ref. 32025363). Grain boundary corrosion of copper is not expected to be a problem for the copper canisters in a repository. However, as one step in the experimental verification it is necessary to study grain boundary corrosion of copper in an environment where it may occur. A literature study aimed to find one or several solutions that are aggressive with respect to grain boundary corrosion of copper. Copper specimens cut from welds of real copper canisters where exposed to aerated ammonium hydroxide solution for a period of 14 days at 80 degrees C and 10 bar pressure. The samples were investigated prior to exposure using the scanning Kelvin probe technique to characterize anodic and cathodic areas on the samples. The degree of corrosion was determined by optical microscopy. No grain boundary corrosion could be observed in the autoclave experiments, however, a higher rate of corrosion was observed for the weld material compared to the base material. The work suggests that grain boundary corrosion of copper weld material is most unlikely to adversely affect SKB's copper canisters under the conditions in the repository

  1. Al - BASED CAST COMPOSITES

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    Rakesh Kumar Yadav

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The economy is very important feature nowadays in themarket. The researches are playing an important role inengineering field to increase the life of machine parts /components and decrease the cost. The compositematerials have the potential to replace widely used steeland aluminium due to their good characteristics withbetter performance. The Al-based composites have foundextensive applications in automobile industries andaerospace industries due to their increased stiffness,strength, thermal conductivity and wear resistanceproperties. A number of particulate phases have beenemployed in the Al-alloy matrix. The cast aluminiumceramicparticulate composites are finding applications inpistons, connecting rods, cylinder liner, engine cylinderblock, electrical contacts etc.The present investigation isbased on study of the effect of particulate phase on theSEM study, micro-hardness, elastic modulus, tensilestrength and the wear behaviour of Al-5 % SiC-7 % Fe,Al-10 % SiC-6 % Fe and Al-15 % SiC-5 % Fe composites.

  2. Microstructure Based Modeling of ? Phase Influence on Mechanical Response of Cast AM Series Mg Alloys

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    Barker, Erin I.; Choi, Kyoo Sil; Sun, Xin; Deda, Erin; Allison, John; Li, Mei; Forsmark, Joy; Zindel, Jacob; Godlewski, Larry

    2014-09-30

    Magnesium alloys have become popular alternatives to aluminums and steels for the purpose of vehicle light-weighting. However, Mg alloys are hindered from wider application due to limited ductility as well as poor creep and corrosion performance. Understanding the impact of microstructural features on bulk response is key to improving Mg alloys for more widespread use and for moving towards truly predicting modeling capabilities. This study focuses on modeling the intrinsic features, particularly volume fraction and morphology of beta phase present, of cast Mg alloy microstructure and quantifying their impact on bulk performance. Computational results are compared to experimental measurements of cast plates of Mg alloy with varying aluminum content.

  3. Atmospheric corrosion of metals in tropics and subtropic. 2. Corrosion resistance of different metals and alloys

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    Data from 169 sources concerning corrosion of different metals, alloys and means of protection, obtained for a 30-year period (up to 1987) in different continent including Europe (Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, France, USSR); America (USA, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Brasil, Argentine); Africa (Nigeria, SAR); Australia, New Zeland, Papua-Newguinea, Philippines, are systemized. Actual results of full-scal atmospheric testings of iron, zinc, copper, cadmium, aluminium, tin, lead, carbon, low-alloys. Stainless steels, cast irons, halvanic coatings, copper, aluminium, nickel, titanium, magnesium alloys are presented. Data on the fracture rate can be used for creating the data base in banks on atmospheric resistance of metal materials

  4. Evaluation of cast carbon steel and aluminum for rack insert in MCO Mark 1A fuel basket

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    Graves, C.E., Fluor Daniel Hanford

    1997-03-21

    This document evaluates the effects ofusing a cast carbon steel or aluminum instead of 3O4L stainless steel in the construction ofthe fuel rack insert for the Spent Nuclear Fuel MCO Mark IA fuel baskets. The corrosion, structural, and cost effects are examined.

  5. Pediatric vascular access

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    Pediatric interventional radiologists are ideally suited to provide vascular access services to children because of inherent safety advantages and higher success from using image-guided techniques. The performance of vascular access procedures has become routine at many adult interventional radiology practices, but this service is not as widely developed at pediatric institutions. Although interventional radiologists at some children's hospitals offer full-service vascular access, there is little or none at others. Developing and maintaining a pediatric vascular access service is a challenge. Interventionalists skilled in performing such procedures are limited at pediatric institutions, and institutional support from clerical staff, nursing staff, and technologists might not be sufficiently available to fulfill the needs of such a service. There must also be a strong commitment by all members of the team to support such a demanding service. There is a slippery slope of expected services that becomes steeper and steeper as the vascular access service grows. This review is intended primarily as general education for pediatric radiologists learning vascular access techniques. Additionally, the pediatric or adult interventional radiologist seeking to expand services might find helpful tips. The article also provides education for the diagnostic radiologist who routinely interprets radiographs containing vascular access devices. (orig.)rig.)

  6. Vascular Access in Children

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    Establishment of stable vascular access is one of the essential and most challenging procedures in a pediatric hospital. Many clinical specialties provide vascular service in a pediatric hospital. At the top of the “expert procedural pyramid” is the pediatric interventional radiologist, who is best suited and trained to deliver this service. Growing awareness regarding the safety and high success rate of vascular access using image guidance has led to increased demand from clinicians to provide around-the-clock vascular access service by pediatric interventional radiologists. Hence, the success of a vascular access program, with the pediatric interventional radiologist as the key provider, is challenging, and a coordinated multidisciplinary team effort is essential for success. However, there are few dedicated pediatric interventional radiologists across the globe, and also only a couple of training programs exist for pediatric interventions. This article gives an overview of the technical aspects of pediatric vascular access and provides useful tips for obtaining vascular access in children safely and successfully using image guidance.

  7. Corrosion studies on containment materials for vitrified heat generating waste

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    Mean corrosion rates of carbon steels, monitored by Rsub(p) measurements on specimens in on-going long term immersion tests, are presented. True corrosion rates measured on specimens from two dismantled tests after > 2 years exposure were about 25 ?m yr-1 for both cast and forged steel buried in granite at 90 C but only approx. 3 and 7 ?m yr-1 for the same materials, respectively, in bentonite. Extreme value statistical analysis of maximum pit penetrations observed in experimental studies, to compensate for the small area of test specimens compared with a container, indicates that after 1000 years the maximum pit depth could be 200 mm. Overall, tests with ?-radiation on carbon steel specimens immersed in deaerated seawater at 90 C show that there is an acceleration of corrosion rate with continued exposure at the three radiation dose rates used. However in deaerated groundwater at 90 C the general corrosion rate of forged 0.2% carbon steel is -1 at a dose rate of 105 Rads h-1. Threshold stresses for the initiation of stress corrosion cracking in carbon steel parent and weld metal have been estimated. Preliminary experiments have been initiated to investigate the effect of sulphate reducing bacteria on the corrosion of carbon steel buried in bentonite. (author)

  8. Metal-matrix corrosion studies in Canadian shield granitic groundwaters

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    The Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Management program is evaluating two basic supported-shell container concepts for used-fuel immobilization. One concept uses a compacted particulate material within the container to support a thin, corrosion-resistant shell. The other concept, called the metal-matrix concept, uses a cast-in-place metal matrix for shell support. This paper describes corrosion studies on the candidate matrix materials, lead, zinc and aluminum-7 wt.% Si (Al-7 wt.% Si), in the temperature range 293 to 423 K and the dissolved oxygen content range 8 to 410 mg/L. Test specimens were analyzed for general and localized corrosion and the corrosion products were identified. The results showed that, unlike lead, zinc and Al-7 wt.% Si are susceptible to localized corrosion. Lead showed only low general corrosion rates of 2 to 83 ?m/a compared with zinc (36 to 15,800 ?m/a) and Al-7 wt.% Si (6 to 209 ?m/a) in the above temperature and oxygen content ranges. Maximum pit depths of about 0.9 mm on Al-7 wt.% Si and 0.6 mm on zinc were observed. These results indicate that, of the candidate matrix metals studied, lead has the greatest potential to retard radionuclide release from used-fuel disposal containers. 10 references, 7 figures, 2 tables

  9. Erosion-corrosion; Erosionkorrosion

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    Aghili, B

    1999-05-01

    A literature study on erosion-corrosion of pipings in the nuclear industry was performed. Occurred incidents are reviewed, and the mechanism driving the erosion-corrosion is described. Factors that influence the effect in negative or positive direction are treated, as well as programs for control and inspection. Finally, examples of failures from databases on erosion-corrosion are given in an attachment 32 refs, 16 figs, tabs

  10. Strip casting with fluxing agent applied to casting roll

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    Williams, Robert S. (Fairfield, OH); O'Malley, Ronald J. (Miamisburg, OH); Sussman, Richard C. (West Chester, OH)

    1997-01-01

    A strip caster (10) for producing a continuous strip (24) includes a tundish (12) for containing a melt (14), a pair of horizontally disposed water cooled casting rolls (22) and devices (29) for electrostatically coating the outer peripheral chill surfaces (44) of the casting rolls with a powder flux material (56). The casting rolls are juxtaposed relative to one another for forming a pouting basin (18) for receiving the melt through a teeming tube (16) thereby establishing a meniscus (20) between the rolls for forming the strip. The melt is protected from the outside air by a non-oxidizing gas passed through a supply line (28) to a sealing chamber (26). A preferred flux is boron oxide having a melting point of about 550.degree. C. The flux coating enhances wetting of the steel melt to the casting roll and dissolves any metal oxide formed on the roll.

  11. CAST results and Axion review

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    Geralis, T.; Collaboration, For The Cast

    2009-01-01

    We present results from the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) and the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX), together with a brief review on prospects on Axion searches with a variety of experimental techniques. CAST has explored masses up to 0.64 eV setting the most stringent limit on the axion-photon coupling, apart for the micro-eV region where ADMX is the most competitive experiment. CAST is aiming at surpassing the 1eV WMAP upper limit and possibly revisiting the operatio...

  12. Slip-Cast Superconductive Parts

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    Wise, Stephanie A.; Buckley, John D.; Vasquez, Peter; Buck, Gregory M.; Hicks, Lana P.; Hooker, Matthew W.; Taylor, Theodore D.

    1993-01-01

    Complex shapes fabricated without machining. Nonaqueous slip-casting technique used to form complexly shaped parts from high-temperature superconductive materials like YBa(2)Cu(3)O(7-delta). Such parts useful in motors, vibration dampers, and bearings. In process, organic solvent used as liquid medium. Ceramic molds made by lost-wax process used instead of plaster-of-paris molds, used in aqueous slip-casting but impervious to organic solvents and cannot drain away liquid medium. Organic-solvent-based castings do not stick to ceramic molds as they do to plaster molds.

  13. Rapid Manufacturing Via Metal Casting

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    Creese, Robert

    The metal casting industry in undergoing significant changes and it is necessary for manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and design students to recognize these changes. Rapid manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the metal casting industry by greatly reducing the tooling requirements necessary to produce components. The lead times to produce complex components are being reduced from months to days. A large reduction in the traditional labor requirements for molders, coremakers, patternmakers, and toolmakers will occur. The numerous advantages of the process are discussed and the major limitations are also presented. The "Third Wave" has arrived in the metal casting industry.

  14. Compilation of Hanford corrosion studies

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    Experimental Hanford corrosion studies are reviewed with the intent of identifying the types and rates of corrosion encountered, surveying the experimental techniques used to gather corrosion data, and indicating how these data contribute to tank failure predictions. The experimental studies in this document can be divided into the following areas: general and pitting corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, corrosivity of solidified high-level waste, and cathodic protection. (U.S.)

  15. Incidence of ZrO2 on the physical chemical properties at high temperatures of cast powder

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    The cast powders normally used in the continuous casting process in many steel mills contain a great number of oxides. The chemical composition of these materials determines the behavior of the powders in operating conditions and their corrosive effect on the submerged dips. Specifically, these powders require certain levels of fluidity in order to guarantee lubrication in the cast. No less important is the tendency to crystallization due to the formation of crystalline phases in the layer of cast powder during cooling, since the proportion of crystalline phases influences the cast's heat extraction conditions. Another aspect to be aware of is that industrial production requirements demand greater availability of the equipment and, therefore, prolonging the duration of the dipping is of considerable interest. An understanding of the phenomena in the processing conditions should start with a knowledge of the effects of the variations in the chemical composition of these powders. This work presents the influence of the added zircon oxide (ZrO2) on the fluidity and crystallization of commercial cast powders. Fluidity tests were performed with the sloped plane method and with micro-structural observations of these samples in order to observe their degree of crystallization. Corrosion tests were carried out to know what attack mechanisms are used on the dips. According to the results, the addition of zircon oxide causes an increase in both the viscosity and the an increase in both the viscosity and the proportion of crystals. So the potential addition of this oxide in the commercial powders, as an innovation in the steel company's operating practices, would cause less heat extraction from the cast steel and a lower level of lubrication. Maintaining the current processing conditions (casting speed, flow of refrigeration water, etc.) could produce serious disorder in the process and in the quality of the final product. Considering just the aspect of durability of the aluminum-graphite dips, the corrosion trials performed at 1200 oC, indicate that the speed of corrosion of the dip drops with the addition of ZrO2 in the powder. However, micro-structural observations of the attacked zones, show that the mechanisms operating during this corrosion process are the same ones that operate in the cast powder without zircon (cw)

  16. Modelling the corrosion-induced cracking of reinforced concrete structures exposed to the atmosphere

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    The prediction of concrete cracking due to corrosion in atmospheric/carbonated conditions is a major issue for the evaluation of the durability of structures and the choice of maintenance policies. Because of the complexity of the phenomenon, a fully predictive approach is still missing. The proposed work can be considered as one step in this direction. It deals with a modelling study achieved at the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA) with the CAST3M finite elements software. Model is constituted of three components: (1) concrete hydric behaviour, (2) rebar corrosion and (3) mechanical consequences on concrete (mainly concrete cracking). Actual developments consider analogies between rebar corrosion mechanisms and atmospheric corrosion ones, assuming that corrosion processes are influenced by the relative humidity evolution of atmosphere and/or of concrete. (authors)

  17. Statistical design of a uranium corrosion experiment

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    Wendelberger, Joanne R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moore, Leslie M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    This work supports an experiment being conducted by Roland Schulze and Mary Ann Hill to study hydride formation, one of the most important forms of corrosion observed in uranium and uranium alloys. The study goals and objectives are described in Schulze and Hill (2008), and the work described here focuses on development of a statistical experiment plan being used for the study. The results of this study will contribute to the development of a uranium hydriding model for use in lifetime prediction models. A parametric study of the effect of hydrogen pressure, gap size and abrasion on hydride initiation and growth is being planned where results can be analyzed statistically to determine individual effects as well as multi-variable interactions. Input to ESC from this experiment will include expected hydride nucleation, size, distribution, and volume on various uranium surface situations (geometry) as a function of age. This study will also address the effect of hydrogen threshold pressure on corrosion nucleation and the effect of oxide abrasion/breach on hydriding processes. Statistical experiment plans provide for efficient collection of data that aids in understanding the impact of specific experiment factors on initiation and growth of corrosion. The experiment planning methods used here also allow for robust data collection accommodating other sources of variation such as the density of inclusions, assumed to vary linearly along the cast rods from which samples are obtained.

  18. Uterine vascular lesions.

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    Vijayakumar, Abhishek; Srinivas, Amruthashree; Chandrashekar, Babitha Moogali; Vijayakumar, Avinash

    2013-01-01

    Vascular lesions of the uterus are rare; most reported in the literature are arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Uterine AVMs can be congenital or acquired. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of reports of acquired vascular lesions of the uterus following pregnancy, abortion, cesarean delivery, and curettage. It can be seen from these reports that there is confusion concerning the terminology of uterine vascular lesions. There is also a lack of diagnostic criteria and management guidelines, which has led to an increased number of unnecessary invasive procedures (eg, angiography, uterine artery embolization, hysterectomy for abnormal vaginal bleeding). This article familiarizes readers with various vascular lesions of the uterus and their management. PMID:24340126

  19. Uterine Vascular Lesions

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    Vijayakumar, Abhishek; Srinivas, Amruthashree; Chandrashekar, Babitha Moogali; Vijayakumar, Avinash

    2013-01-01

    Vascular lesions of the uterus are rare; most reported in the literature are arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Uterine AVMs can be congenital or acquired. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of reports of acquired vascular lesions of the uterus following pregnancy, abortion, cesarean delivery, and curettage. It can be seen from these reports that there is confusion concerning the terminology of uterine vascular lesions. There is also a lack of diagnostic criteria and management guidelines, which has led to an increased number of unnecessary invasive procedures (eg, angiography, uterine artery embolization, hysterectomy for abnormal vaginal bleeding). This article familiarizes readers with various vascular lesions of the uterus and their management. PMID:24340126

  20. Automated Methods Of Corrosion Measurements

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    Bech-Nielsen, Gregers; Andersen, Jens Enevold Thaulov

    1997-01-01

    The chapter describes the following automated measurements: Corrosion Measurements by Titration, Imaging Corrosion by Scanning Probe Microscopy, Critical Pitting Temperature and Application of the Electrochemical Hydrogen Permeation Cell.

  1. Casting technique for light metal alloy

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    Light metal alloys such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc and etc. can be produced in the various forms by casting technique. The casting technique for aluminum is classified as mold casting either using a sand mold or permanent mold; or both. Aluminum alloys casting are the most versatile of all common foundry alloys and generally have the highest castability ratings. Aluminum is adaptable to many of the commonly used casting methods and can be readily cast in metal molds. This work is attempted to investigate the availability and reliability of casting technique in obtaining of finish product. (Author)

  2. Digital vascular imaging (DVI)

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    Digitization of the video signals from an image intensifier/TV chain, followed by subtraction, contrast enchancement and reconversion to analogue signals, enables high quality angiographic images to be obtained from an intravenous injection of contrast medium. As the examination is basically noninvasive it can be used in outpatients. The possibilities of Digital Vascular Imaging are demonstrated by images obtained from the various vascular regions using a triple-mode 14 in. image intensifier with a Plumbicon. TV tube. (Auth.)

  3. Vascularizing the heart.

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    Riley, Pr; Smart, N.

    2011-01-01

    As the developing heart grows and the chamber walls thicken, passive diffusion of oxygen and nutrients is replaced by a vascular plexus which remodels and expands to form a mature coronary vascular system. The coronary arteries and veins ensure the continued development of the heart and facilitate cardiac output with progression towards birth. Many aspects of coronary vessel development are surprisingly not well understood and recently there has been much debate surrounding both the developme...

  4. Vascular Hyperpermeability and Aging

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    Oakley, Ryan; Tharakan, Binu

    2014-01-01

    Vascular hyperpermeability, the excessive leakage of fluid and proteins from blood vessels to the interstitial space, commonly occurs in traumatic and ischemic injuries. This hyperpermeability causes tissue vasogenic edema, which often leads to multiple organ failure resulting in patient death. Vascular hyperpermeability occurs most readily in small blood vessels as their more delicate physical constitution makes them an easy target for barrier dysfunction. A single layer of endothelial cells...

  5. Vascular hyperpermeability and aging.

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    Oakley, Ryan; Tharakan, Binu

    2014-04-01

    Vascular hyperpermeability, the excessive leakage of fluid and proteins from blood vessels to the interstitial space, commonly occurs in traumatic and ischemic injuries. This hyperpermeability causes tissue vasogenic edema, which often leads to multiple organ failure resulting in patient death. Vascular hyperpermeability occurs most readily in small blood vessels as their more delicate physical constitution makes them an easy target for barrier dysfunction. A single layer of endothelial cells, linked to one another by cell adhesion molecules, covers the interior surface of each blood vessel. The cell adhesion molecules play a key role in maintaining barrier functions like the regulation of permeability. Aging is a major risk factor for microvascular dysfunction and hyperpermeability. Apart from age-related remodeling of the vascular wall, endothelial barrier integrity and function declines with the advancement of age. Studies that address the physiological and molecular basis of vascular permeability regulation in aging are currently very limited. There have been many cellular and molecular mechanisms proposed to explain aging-related endothelial dysfunction but their true relationship to barrier dysfunction and hyperpermeability is not clearly known. Among the several mechanisms that promote vascular dysfunction and hyperpermeability, the following are considered major contributors: oxidative stress, inflammation, and the activation of apoptotic signaling pathways. In this review we highlighted (a) the physiological, cellular and molecular changes that occur in the vascular system as a product of aging; (b) the potential mechanisms by which aging leads to barrier dysfunction and vascular hyperpermeability in the peripheral and the blood-brain barrier; (c) the mechanisms by which the age-related increases in oxidative stress, inflammatory markers and apoptotic signaling etc. cause endothelial dysfunction and their relationship to hyperpermeability; and (d) the relationship between aging, vascular permeability and traumatic injuries. PMID:24729937

  6. Casting Using A Polystyrene Pattern

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    Vasquez, Peter; Guenther, Bengamin; Vranas, Thomas; Veneris, Peter; Joyner, Michael

    1993-01-01

    New technique for making metal aircraft models saves significant amount of time and effort in comparison with conventional lost-wax method. Produces inexpensive, effective wind-tunnel models. Metal wind-tunnel model cast by use of polystyrene pattern.

  7. Niobium in gray cast iron

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    The potential for utilization of niobium in gray cast iron is appraised and reviewed. Experiments described in literature indicate that niobium provides structural refinement of the eutectic cells and also promotes pearlite formation. (Author)

  8. Structural Aspects of the Behavior of Lead-Free Solder in the Corrosive Solution

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    Pietrzak, K.; Grobelny, M.; Makowska, K.; Sobczak, N.; Rudnik, D.; Wojciechowski, A.; Sienicki, E.

    2012-05-01

    In oxidizing environments, most tin-based lead (Pb)-free alloys form a tin oxide that is easily eroded or mechanically damaged, affecting corrosion resistance and thus reliability of the soldered joints. In this study, the effect of microstructure heterogeneity on corrosion behavior of Pb-free solder candidate systems has been investigated on the example of as-cast and heat-treated alloys. The research was focused on a comparison between the corrosion resistance of binary Sn-Zn and ternary Sn-Zn-Cu alloys. Accelerated corrosion tests were performed by means of electrochemical methods in the sodium sulfate solution (VI), Na2SO4, of about 0.5 M concentration, pH adjusted to 2 by means of concentrated H2SO4 acid. In these tests, the corrosion potentials as well as polarization curves were determined for the selected alloys in as-cast state and after their heat treatment using different combinations of processing parameters. The measurements of basic electrochemical characteristics were made, i.e., the corrosion current ( i corr ?A/cm2) and Tafel coefficients, both cathodic ( b c V/dec) and anodic ( b a V/dec) ones. Detailed structural characterization of as-cast and heat-treated alloys before and after accelerated corrosion tests has been made under a wide range of magnifications using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy observations. The results showed that structural heterogeneity of the examined alloys, attributed to the presence of secondary phases, and affected by their size and distribution, significantly influences the behavior of the examined Pb-free Sn-Zn-based alloys in the corrosive environment.

  9. Increased corrosion resistance of the AZ80 magnesium alloy by rapid solidification.

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    Aghion, E; Jan, L; Meshi, L; Goldman, J

    2014-12-10

    Magnesium (Mg) and Mg-alloys are being considered as implantable biometals. Despite their excellent biocompatibility and good mechanical properties, their rapid corrosion is a major impediment precluding their widespread acceptance as implantable biomaterials. Here, we investigate the potential for rapid solidification to increase the corrosion resistance of Mg alloys. To this end, the effect of rapid solidification on the environmental and stress corrosion behavior of the AZ80 Mg alloy vs. its conventionally cast counterpart was evaluated in simulated physiological electrolytes. The microstructural characteristics were examined by optical microscopy, SEM, TEM, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The corrosion behavior was evaluated by immersion, salt spraying, and potentiodynamic polarization. Stress corrosion resistance was assessed by Slow Strain Rate Testing. The results indicate that the corrosion resistance of rapidly solidified ribbons is significantly improved relative to the conventional cast alloy due to the increased Al content dissolved in the ?-Mg matrix and the correspondingly reduced presence of the ?-phase (Mg17 Al12 ). Unfortunately, extrusion consolidated solidified ribbons exhibited a substantial reduction in the environmental performance and stress corrosion resistance. This was mainly attributed to the detrimental effect of the extrusion process, which enriched the iron impurities and increased the internal stresses by imposing a higher dislocation density. In terms of immersion tests, the average corrosion rate of the rapidly solidified ribbons was <0.4 mm/year compared with ?2 mm/year for the conventionally cast alloy and 26 mm/year for the rapidly solidified extruded ribbons. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater, 2014. PMID:25491147

  10. Tunneling corrosion mechanism of the hot forged austenitic stainless steel in highly oxidizing nitric acid

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    Austenitic Stainless Steels have been used for reprocessing plants where spent nuclear fuels are dealt with in hot nitric acid. Conventional stainless steels are resistant enough to nitric acid. However, they are prone to localized corrosion when nitric acid becomes highly oxidizing with birth of oxidants such as Ce4+ or Cr6+ ion during the reprocessing. Pitting type corrosion, so-called tunneling or end-grain corrosion occurred on the forgings of 25%-20%-Nb stainless steel (310Nb stainless steel) in such nitric acid solutions because of transpassive corrosion. It has been well known that metal surfaces of steel products casted, forged or rolled are susceptible to the tunneling corrosion in aggressive corrosion media. Nevertheless, neither clear explanations of the mechanism nor definite countermeasures have been proposed yet. This paper describes the mechanism and countermeasures on the tunneling corrosion of stainless steels in nitric acid relevant to spent nuclear fuel reprocessing. The results obtained are as follows: both general and intergranular corrosion occur on austenitic stainless steels in boiling 8N HNO3 with Cr6+ions. Tunneling corrosion is initiated and propagates at the metal surfaces of 310Nb stainless steel forgings along chromium depleted areas vertical to metal flows. The grooves due to the tunneling corrosion are of diameters of 0.5 to 2 mm with a maximum depth of 6mm depending on exposure time and Cr6+ concentration in nitric acid. Tunneling corrosion proceeds by build up of galvanic corrosion cells with Cr depleted parts as anodes and their neighborhoods as cathodes. The Cr depleted parts are formed during solidification of ingots and still retained parallel to the metal flow even after forging. The ESR (Electro Slag Remelting) is one of the useful preventive methods to tunneling corrosion from the view point of steel homogenization

  11. Copper alloys in investment casting technology

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    Rzadkosz, S.; Zych, J.; Garbacz-klempka, A.; Kranc, M.; Kozana, J.; Pie?kos?, M.; Kolczyk, J.; Jamrozowicz, ?.; Stolarczyk, T.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents research results in the field of casting technology of copper and copper alloys using the investment casting technology, both from historical as well as modern technology perspective. The analysis of exemplary elements of the old casting moulds is included, as well as the Bronze Age casts. The chemical content of various copper alloys was determined and the application of lost wax method was confirmed in the Bronze Age workshop. At present, investment casting method is use...

  12. Low-alloy constructional cast steel

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    Bartocha, D.; Kilarski, J.; Suchon?, J.; Baron, C.; Szajnar, J.; Janerka, K.

    2011-01-01

    Production of constructional casting competitive for welded structure of high-strength steel first of all required high metallurgical quality of cast steel. Assumptions, methodology and results of investigation which the aim was determination of the most advantageous: configuration and parameters of metallurgical treatments and ways to modify, in aspects of reach the low-alloy cast steel of the highest quality as possible, are presented. A series of low-alloy cast steel melts modeled on cast ...

  13. Selected properties of new „duplex” cast steel

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    Pietrowski, S.; Gumienny, G.; Masalski, M.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper selected properties of new „duplex” cast steel are presented. The new cast steel was devised in HYDRO-VACUUM company in Grudzi?dz, where “duplex” cast steel for pump elements is smelted. The goal was to devise a new grade of “duplex” cast steel of better physicochemical properties and cheaper than now applied. It was demonstrated, that there is the possibility of devising the new grade of “duplex” cast steel. It is characterized by higher mechanical properties, ...

  14. Manufacturing synthetic cast iron for NPP components

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    The process of producing synthetic cast iron grade SCH30-SCH40 to manufacture cast parts for NPPs with the use of melting in commercial frequency induction furnaces has been developed and introduced. Strict observation of the manufacturing procedure permits to obtain high-quality cast iron with flake graphite for NPP main castings without using expensive modifiers. Cast iron smelted according to the suggested technology is characterized by high strength indices at tension (400 MPa) and bending (540 MPa)

  15. Inoculation of chromium white cast iron

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    Kopycin?ski, D.

    2009-01-01

    It has been proved that an addition of boron carbide introduced as an inoculant to the chromium white cast iron changes the structureof castings. Castings after inoculation revealed a different structure with numerous grains. Primary precipitates of chromium carbide also appeared, reducing the mechanical properties of as-cast parts. Properly established heat treatment regime makes chromium iron castings regain their, originally high, mechanical properties.

  16. Virtualisation of casting engineering

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    J.S. Suchy

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Fast response to an enquiry, minimization of costs of identification of best-suited process solution, as well as a capacity to tackle new challenges is the shortest description of the requirements posed by the contemporary market of machines and equipment. These, in consequence, called for making use of mathematical models and their solution by means of simulation algorithms.Design/methodology/approach: The notable effectiveness of numerical methods streamlined the production preparation process. Maintaining competitiveness, even more tough because of economic factors, is only possible due to cost-effective operation, high quality and well-timed order completion. These, on the other hand, can be facilitated by a broad application of IT tools aiding production management and preparation.Findings: Integration of systems aiding design processes, systems used for simulating selected elements of technologies, as well as of systems supporting instrumentation manufacturing calls for a need to solve a number of complex problems related to IT, mathematical modelling, logistics and knowledge management. Software packages for a simulation of processes that are indispensable in order to achieve the designed distribution of matter structures and condition are of particular importance.Research limitations/implications: Despite the fact that there is a wide range of software for these purposes available on the market, there is a need to build and integrate into IT systems new purpose-developed solutions customised to technologies applied and non-standard problems.Originality/value: Virtualization of casting engineering

  17. Corrosion resistance of neodymium composite materials reinforced with metal powders

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    M. Dzieko?ska

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The goal of the study is to investigate the corrosion resistance of hard magnetic composite materials Nd-Fe-B with 5%, 10% and 15% by weight of iron powder, casting copper alloy with tin CuSn10, steel corrosion-resistant X2CrNiMo17-12-2 and Epidian100 (2.5% by mass as a binder in a humid environment at 40°C and 5% NaCl solution at 35°C and to determine their current-voltage characteristics.Design/methodology/approach: The investigations of corrosion resistance of hard magnetic composite materials in climate chambers were carried out : test 1 (temperature 40°C, relative humidity 93%, duration 96 h, test 2 (temperature 35°C, 5% NaCl solution, duration 6 h. Pitting corrosion were made in an environment of 5% NaCl solution at 35°C.Findings: The results of corrosion tests allows to determinate that the best corrosion show composite materials with addition of 15% of CuSn10 or X2CrNiMo17-12-2.Practical implications: Composite materials Nd-Fe-B – polymer matrix can greatly expand the application possibilities of hard magnetic materials however further examination to obtain materials with improved properties are still needed.Originality/value: Results show corrosion resistance of Nd-Fe-B - polymer matrix composite materials determined by different methods. Results are the base for further investigations of the impact of corrosion environment on the magnetic properties of such composite materials.

  18. The influence of carbon and copper on the solidification process of the ferritic-austenitic cast steel

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    J. Stradomska

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Technological problems which occur during the production of castings made of ferritic-austenitic (duplex cast steel have caused that this most modern material among corrosion-resistant cast steels is seldom produced in Poland. The main reason of arising problems is the necessity of achieving a very low carbon content (Cmax = 0.03%, according to PN-EN 10283:2004 and the occurring of hot cracking. It is impossible for our domestic foundries to achieve such a low carbon content, because it demands for out-of-furnace treatment. It should be mentioned that the standards developed by international cast steel producers admit also cast steel grades with higher carbon content than the PN-EN 10283:2004 Standard. The so far produced in Poland massive castings have exhibited higher (~ 0,05‚0,12 carbon content, but also the significant hot cracking susceptibility. Is the increased carbon content along with about 3% copper addition, which lowers the temperature of the end of solidification process, the reason of hot cracking of produced castings? The paper presents the results of investigation performed by DDTA and ThermoCalc analyses, as well as by microstructural examination for duplex cast iron with varying carbon content.

  19. Fireside corrosion of superheater alloys for advanced-cycle steam plants: Final report

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    Rehn, I.M.

    1987-05-01

    Coal ash corrosion data are needed to solve existing problems and to identify candidate materials for new improved coal-fired power plants. This report addresses the question of coal-ash corrosion data in the following areas: Laboratory corrosion test data on higher strength tube materials and cast support materials; discussion and interpretation of results of these data; discussion of methods for avoiding corrosion, including the concept of operating above the bell-shaped curve; and review of recent fireside corrosion studies and plant experience. Recent US and overseas laboratory tests using synthetic ash show severe corrosion losses for high-temperature alloys such as austenitic stainless steels containing molybdenum and Fe-Ni-Cr alloys. This corrosion loss occurs in the temperature range between 677 and 718/sup 0/C (1250 and 1325/sup 0/F). The laboratory tests performed during this program have shown that some modified stainless steels such as the Foster Wheeler-developed Alloy 4C and Sandvik 253 MA will provide substantially improved resistance to corrosion, which will be adequate, in most cases. For most steels and high alloys, the maximum corrosion rates were above 704/sup 0/C (1300/sup 0/F), indicating that future designs for plants operating in this region must incorporate additional material development. Alternative materials and special alloys containing silicon additions appear promising. 28 refs., 34 figs., 20 tabs.

  20. New vascular system in reptiles: anatomy and postural hemodynamics of the vertebral venous plexus in snakes.

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    Zippel, K C; Lillywhite, H B; Mladinich, C R

    2001-11-01

    Using corrosion casting, we demonstrate and describe a new vascular system--the vertebral venous plexus--in eight snake species representing three families. The plexus consists of a network of spinal veins coursing within and around the vertebral column and was previously documented only in mammals. The spinal veins of snakes originate anteriorly from the posterior cerebral veins and form a lozenge-shaped plexus that extends to the tip of the tail. Numerous anastomoses connect the plexus with the caval and portal veins along the length of the vertebral column. We also reveal a posture-induced differential flow between the plexus and the jugular veins in two snake species with arboreal proclivities. When these snakes are horizontal, the jugulars are observed fluoroscopically to be the primary route for cephalic drainage and the plexus is inactive. However, head-up tilting induces partial jugular collapse and shunting of cephalic efflux into the plexus. This postural discrepancy is caused by structural differences in the two venous systems. The compliant jugular veins are incapable of sustaining the negative intraluminal pressures induced by upright posture. The plexus, however, with the structural support of the surrounding bone, remains patent and provides a low-pressure route for venous return. Interactions with the cerebrospinal fluid both allow and enhance the role of the plexus, driving perfusion and compensating for a posture-induced drop in arterial pressure. The vertebral venous plexus is thus an important and overlooked element in the maintenance of cerebral blood supply in climbing snakes and other upright animals. PMID:11746458

  1. Light and scanning electron microscopic study on the blood vascular system of the donkey placenta.

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    Saber, A; Abd-Elnaeim, M; Hembes, T; Pfarrer, C; Salim, A; Leiser, R

    2008-04-01

    The donkey placenta is diffuse and epitheliochorial with numerous microplacentomes consisting of a fetal microcotyledonary and a maternal microcaruncular part. The microplacentomal vasculature during the last third of pregnancy has been investigated by light microscopy in comparison to scanning electron microscopy of the materno-fetal contact surface and corrosion casts of blood vessels after plastic instillation from either the microcotyledonary or the microcaruncular side, and, for the first time in a perissodactyle, from both sides. Morphological data were semiquantitatively evaluated. The supplying parts of both, the microcotyledonary and the microcaruncular vascular system are strictly proximo-distally oriented, thus reaching the capillary systems or working parts in the shortest way possible. The straight course of the vasculature, particularly on the fetal side, suggests the occurrence of venulo-arteriolar back diffusion. The fetal capillary system consists of convolutes confronting the maternal septal capillary complexes in a countercurrent way. This materno-fetal blood flow interrelationship is highly efficient in terms of placental exchange, which is further supported (1) by dilations and increasing coiling of the fetal venular capillary limbs in particular and (2) by a decrease in the interhaemal distance from 12.5 to 7.2 microm between the two capillary systems. Besides the countercurrent blood flow interrelationship, some maternal branch arterioles reach the septal capillary system from the maternally oriented pole of the microplacentome or microcaruncle, respectively, resulting in the less efficient crosscurrent blood flow. Hence, in the donkey placenta fetal and maternal blood vessels meet in a mix of countercurrent and crosscurrent flow patterns. PMID:18067487

  2. Acquired localized hypertrichosis induced by internal fixation and plaster cast application.

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    Ma, Hui-Jun; Yang, Yang; Ma, Hui-Yong; Jia, Chi-Yu; Li, Ting-Hui

    2013-08-01

    Hypertrichosis refers to increased vellus hair growth and is independent to androgen excess. The acquired localized hypertrichosis (ALH) is one of the typical hypertrichosis, which mainly results from chronic irritation, inflammation, friction, and occlusion by plaster of Paris. Here, we report a young boy who had ALH on his right hand following a closed fracture with internal fixation and plaster cast application. The case is unusual because the hairy area is limited to the operative region of internal fixation. We suggest that the local vascular changes and skin inflammation induced by internal fixation and plaster cast application may be associated with ALH. PMID:24003283

  3. Archaeological analogs and corrosion

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    In the framework of the high level and long life radioactive wastes disposal deep underground, the ANDRA built a research program on the material corrosion. In particular they aim to design containers for a very long time storage. Laboratory experiments are in progress and can be completed by the analysis of metallic archaeological objects and their corrosion after hundred years. (A.L.B.)

  4. Corrosion evaluation technology

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    Kim, Uh Chul; Han, Jeong Ho; Nho, Kye Ho; Lee, Eun Hee; Kim, Hong Pyo; Hwang, Seong Sik; Lee, Deok Hyun; Hur, Do Haeng; Kim, Kyung Mo

    1997-09-01

    A multifrequency ACPD system was assembled which can measure very small crack. Stress corrosion cracking test system with SSRT operating high temperature was installed. Stress corrosion cracking test of newly developed alloy 600 and existing alloy 600 was carried out in steam atmosphere of 400 deg C. No crack was observed in both materials within a test period of 2,000 hrs. Corrosion fatigue test system operating at high temperature was installed in which fatigue crack was measured by CDPD. Lead enhanced the SCC of the Alloy 600 in high temperature water, had a tendency to modify a cracking morphology from intergranular to transgranular. Pit initiation preferentially occurred at Ti-rich carbide. Resistance to pit initiation decreased with increasing temperature up to 300 deg C. Test loop for erosion corrosion was designed and fabricated. Thin layer activation technique was very effective in measuring erosion corrosion. Erosion corrosion of a part of secondary side pipe was evaluated by the Check Family Codes of EPRI. Calculated values of pipe thickness by Check Family Codes coincided with the pipe thickness measured by UT with an error of {+-} 20%. Literature review on turbine failure showed that failure usually occurred in low pressure turbine rotor disc and causes of failure are stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue. (author). 12 refs., 20 tabs., 77 figs.

  5. Corrosion in power engineering

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    The proceedings contain full texts of 28 contributions, out of which 3 fall within the INIS subject scope. These are concerned with general corrosion problems in nuclear power industry and with corrosion effects of decontamination solutions on the structural materials of primary circuits of nuclear power plants. (Z.M.)

  6. Exploratory shaft liner corrosion estimate

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    An estimate of expected corrosion degradation during the 100-year design life of the Exploratory Shaft (ES) is presented. The basis for the estimate is a brief literature survey of corrosion data, in addition to data taken by the Basalt Waste Isolation Project. The scope of the study is expected corrosion environment of the ES, the corrosion modes of general corrosion, pitting and crevice corrosion, dissimilar metal corrosion, and environmentally assisted cracking. The expected internal and external environment of the shaft liner is described in detail and estimated effects of each corrosion mode are given. The maximum amount of general corrosion degradation was estimated to be 70 mils at the exterior and 48 mils at the interior, at the shaft bottom. Corrosion at welds or mechanical joints could be significant, dependent on design. After a final determination of corrosion allowance has been established by the project it will be added to the design criteria. 10 refs., 6 figs., 5 tabs

  7. Some observations on the strength and fatigue properties of samples extracted from cast iron water mains

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    Belmonte, Hms; Mulheron, Mj; Smith, Pa

    2009-01-01

    The strength and fatigue properties of cast iron samples taken from water distribution mains have been investigated. Specimens were sourced from three sections of pipe which had experienced varying amounts of corrosion in service, enabling the variable of pipe condition to be incorporated within the study. The strengths in four-point flexure of small specimens from the pipes examined were described using Weibull statistics; different characteristic strengths and Weibull moduli were obtained, ...

  8. Microstructure of AE44 magnesium alloy before and after hot-chamber die casting

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    Kie?bus, A.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: AE44 magnesium alloy allows attractive high temperature mechanical properties, as well as diecastabilityand good corrosion resistance. It contains magnesium, aluminum, cerium and lanthanum. Typically,it is used in automotive industry for structural components working at elevated temperature (150÷175°C). Theaim of this paper is to present the results of investigations on the microstructure of the AE44 magnesium alloybefore and after hot chamber die casting.Design/methodology/approac...

  9. Study on plasma-spraying Ni-Al-WC alloy layer on the surface of chrome cast iron and alloy layer's micro-structure and properties

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    Plasma-spraying Ni-Al-WC alloy layer on the surface of chrome cast iron and alloy layer's micro-structure and properties are studied. The analysis items include chemical composition, phase structure, average microhardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. The experimental results indicate that metallurgical combination has been achieved completely between the spraying layer and the surface of chrome cast iron, and that the chemical composition and micro-structure in the surface layer of the sample have been changed basically, and that the microhardness, the wear resistance, the corrosion resistance in the surface layer are increased by a large margin

  10. Stress Corrosion of Glass

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    This paper a review of environmentally induced stress corrosion (static fatigue) mechanisms of glass. The rates of extractions of glass constituents by alkali ion-exchange or silica dissolution in water and buffered solution were discussed as a basis of stress corrosion, and the strength in crease of abraded glasses after immersing in water was explained in terms of potential strengthening mechanisms. And a detailed chemical bond rupture model in silica glass for the interaction of the environment with mechanically strained bonds at a tip of crack was presented as a stress corrosion crack growth model. The stress corrosion behavior and static fatigue limit of glasses obtained by measuring crack velocity as a function of applied stress using the double-cantilever cleavage specimen were shown, and the effects of temperature, pH and vapor concentration on fracture behavior and the stages of stress corrosion was also discussed

  11. Corrosion Behaviour of Heat - Treated Al-6063/ SiCp Composites Immersed in 5 wt% NaCl Solution

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    Alaneme, Kenneth

    2011-01-01

    The influence of SiC volume percent and temper conditions (namely, as-cast, solutionized, and artificial age hardening at 180°C and 195°C) on the corrosion behaviour of Al (6063) composites and its monolithic alloy immersed in 5wt% NaCl solution has been investigated. Al (6063) - SiC particulate composites containing 6, 12 and 15 volume percent SiC were produced by premixing the SiC particles with borax additive and then adopting two step stir casting. Mass loss and corrosion rate measureme...

  12. Long-term corrosion behavior of cathodicly protected cask materials

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    The concept of a canister based on the principle of cathodic protection has been introduced. The main points for this concept are: nonself-shielding canisters require a radiation protection jacket during the operational stage of the repository; cost-efficient material for radiation protection is nodular cast iron; and multilayered canister consisting of materials which become successively more noble towards the inner shells has been found to be too large and too heavy for a repository. This problem has been overcome now by a new and cost-efficient production method. This is accomplished by immersing a tube made of stainless steel in molten GGG 40.3 at a defined temperature and letting them cool together. Dimensions and weight now meet the requirements of the repository. In case of an accident, that is intrusion of brine into the repository and contact with the canister, corrosion will start uniformly at the outer cast iron package. This package is sufficiently designed not to be used up in a projected term of 500 years. If, nonetheless, the cast iron jacket should rupture by means of corrosion or mechanical damage, a shortcircuit cell will form with the cast iron being the anode and the stainless steel acting as the cathode. The testing of welded large-scale integral structures, which can be regarded as mock-ups of a canister section, is in progress since March 1984 to demonstrate the feasibility of this container concept. Two such bodies are immersed in brine at 100 such bodies are immersed in brine at 100 degree C. Examinations with the very sensitive liquid penetration test fluorescent proved both bodies to be free of incipient cracks or local corrosion in the area of the weld seams

  13. Monitoring corrosion rates and localised corrosion in low conductivity water

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    Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    2006-01-01

    Monitoring of low corrosion rates and localised corrosion in a media with low conductivity is a challenge. In municipal district heating, quality control may be improved by implementing on-line corrosion monitoring if a suitable technique can be identified to measure both uniform and localised corrosion. Electrochemical techniques (LPR, EIS, crevice corrosion current) as well as direct measurement techniques (high-sensitive electrical resistance, weight loss) have been applied in operating plants. Changes in the corrosion processes are best monitored in non-aggressive, low conductivity media with sensitive electrical resistance technique and crevice corrosion current measurements.

  14. Corrosiveness at residues; Korrosivitet hos restprodukter

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    Soerensen, J.L.; Moeller, J.

    1994-04-01

    Common construction materials have been exposed in drained banquets of residues from flue gas desulphurization processes and fly ash filters in coal fired power stations. The banquet materials were new fly ash, old fly ash, a mixture of fly ash and gypsum, and a mixture of fly ash and calcium sulphite. Concrete and plastics used in pipes, cable isolation and geo-textiles were not affected within a two year period, whereas metals were affected in varying degrees. Copper and austenitic stainless steels did not corrode under any circumstances. Aluminium corroded under strongly alkaline conditions in new fly ash, and steel and nodular cast iron corroded under all conditions. When electrically coupled to similar test specimens buried in gravel the corrosion rate increased in new and old fly ash and the fly ash/gypsum mixture, whereas the corrosion rate in the fly ash/sulphite mixture decreased. Only one surface area ratio was used in the exposures and more or less acceleration of the corrosion rate can be expected, when other ratios are involved. The influence of the area ratios has been examined through inspection of harbour constructions. Large steel exposed behind sheet pilings in fly ash below sea level in contact with smaller areas above sea level in sea sand were both corroded insignificantly. The initial corrosion of steel specimens in the residues were investigated by potentiodynamic polarization mesurements in a test cell designed for the purpose. The recorded polarization curves have given rise to recommendations of specific protection criteria for cathodic protection of steel in new fly ash and in fly ash/sulphite mixture. (au)

  15. Reliability and Sensitivity Analysis of Cast Iron Water Pipes for Agricultural Food Irrigation

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    Yanling Ni

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to investigate the reliability and sensitivity of cast iron water pipes for agricultural food irrigation. The Monte Carlo simulation method is used for fracture assessment and reliability analysis of cast iron pipes for agricultural food irrigation. Fracture toughness is considered as a limit state function for corrosion affected cast iron pipes. Then the influence of failure mode on the probability of pipe failure has been discussed. Sensitivity analysis also is carried out to show the effect of changing basic parameters on the reliability and life time of the pipe. The analysis results show that the applied methodology can consider different random variables for estimating of life time of the pipe and it can also provide scientific guidance for rehabilitation and maintenance plans for agricultural food irrigation. In addition, the results of the failure and reliability analysis in this study can be useful for designing of more reliable new pipeline systems for agricultural food irrigation.

  16. [The collector system of the kidney. Applied anatomy based on the analysis of 3-dimensional casts].

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    Sampaio, F J; Mandarim-De-Lacerda, C A; De Aragão, A H

    1987-01-01

    The kidney collector system were studied in 120 three-dimensional casts obtained by the injection-corrosion method. To the procurement of the first hundred casts, we made use of a polyester resin; however on the preparation of the last twenty we made use of a mixture containing latex and radiographic contrast as we intended to obtain, besides the casts, the roentgenograms. Two anatomic details, which have a great importance for endourology, were observed: a. the calices' cross draining the meso-renal region and the consequent inter-pelvis-calice (space (IPC) formation which is seen in the roentgenograms, b. a smaller calice which penetrates perpendicularly the surface of the renal pelvis or into the surface of a great calice. The urologists must appreciate these two anatomic structures, before the surgical procedures on the collector system. PMID:3680967

  17. Aluminide protective coatings on high–temperature creep resistant cast steel

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    J. Kubicki

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of research on aluminide protective coatings manufactured on high–temperature creep resistant cast steel. The main purpose of these coatings is protection against the high temperature corrosion, especially at high carburizing potential atmosphere. Coatings were obtained on cast steel type G–XNiCrSi36–18 with the following methods: pack cementation, paste method, cast method and slurry cementation. The phase composition, thickness and morphology of coatings were determined. Coatings capacity of carbon diffusion inhibition and thermal shocks resistance of coatings were determined with different methods. It was found, that all of the coatings reduce carbon diffusion in different degree and all coatings liable to degradation in consequence cracking and oxidation. Coating life time is mainly dependent on morphology, phase composition and service condition (thermal shocks first of all.

  18. Monitoring corrosion rates and localised corrosion in low conductivity water

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    Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    2007-01-01

    Monitoring of low corrosion rates and localised corrosion in a media with low conductivity is a challenge. In municipal district heating, quality control may be improved by implementing on-line corrosion monitoring if a suitable technique can be identified to measure both uniform and localised corrosion. Electrochemical techniques (LPR, EIS, crevice corrosion current) as well as direct measurement techniques (high-sensitive electrical resistance, weight loss) have been applied in operating...

  19. Vascular nevi in children

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    Senthilkumar M

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Vascular nevi are cutaneous anomalies of angiogenesis and vasculogenesis resulting in various different clinical presentations. Aim: The purpose of our descriptive study was to observe the various types of vascular nevi in children and their features. Methods: A total of 4256 pediatric cases attending the dermatology OPD during the study period from August 2002 to August 2004 were screened for vascular nevi. Results: Out of these, 19 children (0.44% had vascular nevi-17 hemangiomas of infancy (HOIs and 2 port-wine stains. The mean age of the affected children was 1.3 years (ranging from 2.5 months to 8 years. There were 13 girls and 6 boys. Seventeen (89.5% patients had progressing lesions and two (10.5% had non-involuting ones. A solitary lesion was seen in ten (52.6% cases and two to five lesions were present in five (26.3% cases. The nevi were distributed over multiple sites in seven (36.8% cases, the head and neck in six (31.6% cases, the chest and lower limb in two (10.5% cases each, and the upper limbs and genitalia in one (5.3% case each. Among the hemangiomas of infancy, 15 (88.2% cases of superficial type and 2 (11.8% cases of deep type were seen. The cutaneous complications included ulceration in four cases and infection in one. Conclusions: HOIs were the most common vascular nevi of childhood.

  20. Corrosion Failures in Marine Environment

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    R. Krishnan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper gives a brief description of typical marine environments and the most common form of corrosion of materials used in this environment. Some typical case histories of failures pertaining to pitting, bimetallic corrosion, dealloying, cavitation and stress corrosion cracking are illustrated as typical examples of corrosion failures.

  1. Fillability of Thin-Wall Steel Castings

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    Robert C. Voigt; Joseph Bertoletti; Andrew Kaley; Sandi Ricotta; Travis Sunday

    2002-07-30

    The use of steel components is being challenged by lighter nonferrous or cast iron components. The development of techniques for enhancing and ensuring the filability of thin-wall mold cavities is most critical for thinner wall cast steel production. The purpose of this research was to develop thin-wall casting techniques that can be used to reliably produce thin-wall castings from traditional gravity poured sand casting processes. The focus of the research was to enhance the filling behavior to prevent misrunds. Experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of various foundry variables on the filling of thin section steel castings. These variables include casting design, heat transfer, gating design, and metal fluidity. Wall thickness and pouring temperature have the greatest effect on casting fill. As wall thickness increases the volume to surface area of the casting increases, which increases the solidification time, allowing the metal to flow further in thicker sect ions. Pouring time is another significant variable affecting casting fill. Increases or decreases of 20% in the pouring time were found to have a significant effect on the filling of thin-wall production castings. Gating variables, including venting, pouring head height, and mold tilting also significantly affected thin-wall casting fill. Filters offer less turbulent, steadier flow, which is appropriate for thicker castings, but they do not enhance thin-wall casting fill.

  2. The Corrosion and Preservation of Iron Antiques.

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    Walker, Robert

    1982-01-01

    Discusses general corrosion reactions (iron to rust), including corrosion of iron, sulfur dioxide, chlorides, immersed corrosion, and underground corrosion. Also discusses corrosion inhibition, including corrosion inhibitors (anodic, cathodic, mixed, organic); safe/dangerous inhibitors; and corrosion/inhibition in concrete/marble, showcases/boxes,…

  3. Overview of vascular disease

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    Bisset, G.S. III [Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States). Section of Pediatric Radiology

    1998-03-01

    Vascular disease in the pediatric population is a poorly understood process which is often underestimated in its incidence. The common beginnings of such ubiquitous diseases as atherosclerosis manifest themselves at a cellular level shortly after birth. Other common systemic disorders, including congestive heart failure and sepsis, are also intricately associated with dysfunctional vasculature. Progress in the understanding of normal and pathophysiologic processes within the vascular system begins with the `control center` - the endothelial cell. The purpose of this review is to consolidate a body of knowledge on the processes that occur at the cellular level within the blood vessel wall, and to simplify the understanding of how imbalances in these physiologic parameters result in vascular disease. (orig.)

  4. Overview of vascular disease

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    Vascular disease in the pediatric population is a poorly understood process which is often underestimated in its incidence. The common beginnings of such ubiquitous diseases as atherosclerosis manifest themselves at a cellular level shortly after birth. Other common systemic disorders, including congestive heart failure and sepsis, are also intricately associated with dysfunctional vasculature. Progress in the understanding of normal and pathophysiologic processes within the vascular system begins with the 'control center' - the endothelial cell. The purpose of this review is to consolidate a body of knowledge on the processes that occur at the cellular level within the blood vessel wall, and to simplify the understanding of how imbalances in these physiologic parameters result in vascular disease. (orig.)

  5. Static corrosion of construction materials exposed to superphosphoric acid made from various sources of phosphate rock

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    Nguyen, D.T.; McDonald, C.L.; McGill, K.E.

    1994-10-01

    Corrosion tests were performed with various construction materials, such as carbon steel, cast iron, stainless steels, nickel and nickel-based alloys, copper and its alloys, aluminum alloy, zirconium alloy, and tantalum, exposed to wet-process superphosphoric acids (approximately 70% P{sub 2}O{sub 5}) from all the suppliers in the United States and to a technical-grade (55% P{sub 2}O{sub 5}) acid made by the electric furnace process. The study was conducted in response to reports from pipe-reactor users of excessive corrosion by superphosphoric acids and electric furnace acid. Test temperatures were ambient (approximately 21{degrees}C or 70{degrees}F), 66{degrees}C (150{degrees}F), and 93{degrees}C (200{degrees}F). Test results showed that temperature was a significant factor in acid corrosivity. Electric furnace acid was more corrosive than the superphosphoric acids. Carbon steel, cast iron, and aluminum alloy were not resistant to either the superphosphoric acids or the electric furnace acid. Nickel-chromium (Ni-Cr) and nickel-molybdenum (Ni-Mo) based alloys and tantalum exhibited adequate corrosion resistance in the superphosphoric acids and the electric furnace acid. Stainless steels performed well in all test acids at all test temperatures with some exceptions in the electric furnace acid at 93{degrees}C. Zirconium alloy, copper and its alloys, pure nickel, and Monel 400 provided adequate corrosion resistance to all test acids at ambient temperature only.

  6. Microstructure of AE44 magnesium alloy before and after hot-chamber die casting

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    A. Kie?bus

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: AE44 magnesium alloy allows attractive high temperature mechanical properties, as well as diecastabilityand good corrosion resistance. It contains magnesium, aluminum, cerium and lanthanum. Typically,it is used in automotive industry for structural components working at elevated temperature (150÷175°C. Theaim of this paper is to present the results of investigations on the microstructure of the AE44 magnesium alloybefore and after hot chamber die casting.Design/methodology/approach: Die casting was carried out on 280 tone locking force hot-chamber die castingmachine. For the microstructure observation, a Olympus GX+70 metallographic microscope and a HITACHIS-3400N scanning electron microscope with a Thermo Noran EDS spectrometer equipped with SYSTEM SIXwere used.Findings: Based on the investigation carried out it was found that the AE44 magnesium alloy before diecasting is characterized by ?-Mg solid solution with globular, lamellar and acicular precipitations of Al11RE3and Al3RE phases. Moreover, there was found globular Mn-rich phase existence (probably Al8CeMn4 phase.After hot-chamber die casting the microstructure of AE44 alloys consist of equiaxed dendrites of ?-Mg withprecipitates of Al11RE3 and probably Al2RE phase.Research limitations/implications: Future researches should contain investigations of the influence of the hotchamber die casting process parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AE44 magnesiumalloy.Practical implications: AE44 magnesium alloy can be cast with cold- and hot-chamber die casting machine.Results of investigation may be useful for preparing die casting technology of this alloy.Originality/value: The results of the researches make up a basis for the investigations of new magnesium alloyscontaining rare earth elements for hot chamber die casting designed to service in elevated temperature.

  7. Secondary dendrite arm spacing and solute redistribution effects on the corrosion resistance of Al-10 wt% Sn and Al-20 wt% Zn alloys

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    Osorio, Wislei R. [Department of Materials Engineering, State University of Campinas-UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6122, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Spinelli, Jose E. [Department of Materials Engineering, State University of Campinas-UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6122, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Cheung, Noe [Department of Materials Engineering, State University of Campinas-UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6122, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil); Garcia, Amauri [Department of Materials Engineering, State University of Campinas-UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6122, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: amaurig@fem.unicamp.br

    2006-03-25

    In general, aluminum alloys provide the most significant part of all shaped casting manufactured. An optimum range of properties can be obtained as a function of different cooling rate processes, such as sand, plaster, investment, permanent molds and die castings. It is well known that the dendritic network affects not only the mechanical properties but also the corrosion resistance. However, the literature is scarce on reports concerning the influences of dendrite arm spacing on corrosion resistance and mechanical behavior. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of as-cast microstructure features, i.e., dendrite arm spacing and solute redistribution on the corrosion resistance of samples of aluminum alloys. In order to investigate the electrochemical behavior of solute and solvent of different aluminum systems, samples with the same order of magnitude of dendritic spacings were analyzed to permit comparison between Al-10 wt% Sn and Al-20 wt% Zn alloys. A casting water-cooled assembly promoting upward directional solidification was used in order to obtain controlled casting samples of these alloys. In order to characterize the dendritic structure, longitudinal sections from the directionally solidified specimens were analyzed by using optical and electronic microscopy techniques. The corrosion resistance was analyzed by both the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technique and Tafel extrapolation method conducted in a 3% NaCl solution at room temperature. Although both systems present an Al-rich dendritic matrix, different responses to corrosive action as a function of dendritic spacing have been detected.

  8. Prefabrication of axial vascularized tissue engineering coral bone by an arteriovenous loop: A better model

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    The most important problem for the survival of thick 3-dimensional tissues is the lack of vascularization in the context of bone tissue engineering. In this study, a modified arteriovenous loop (AVL) was developed to prefabricate an axial vascularized tissue engineering coral bone in rabbit, with comparison of the arteriovenous bundle (AVB) model. An arteriovenous fistula between rabbit femoral artery and vein was anastomosed to form an AVL. It was placed in a circular side groove of the coral block. The complex was wrapped with an expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene membrane and implanted beneath inguinal skin. After 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks, the degree of vascularization was evaluated by India ink perfusion, histological examination, vascular casts, and scanning electron microscopy images of vascular endangium. Newly formed fibrous tissues and vasculature extended over the surfaces and invaded the interspaces of entire coral block. The new blood vessels robustly sprouted from the AVL. Those invaginated cavities in the vascular endangium from scanning electron microscopy indicated vessel's sprouted pores. Above indexes in AVL model are all superior to that in AVB model, indicating that the modified AVL model could more effectively develop vascularization in larger tissue engineering bone. - Highlights: ? A modified arteriovenous loop (AVL) model in rabbit was developed in this study. ? Axial prevascularization was induced in a larger coral block by using the AVL. ? The coral block by using the AVL. ? The prefabrication of axial vascularized coral bone is superior as vascular carrier.

  9. Optimization of Sigma Phase Precipitates with Respect to the Functional Properties of Duplex Cast Steel

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    Z. Stradomski

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of examination concerning optimization of the ? phase precipitates with respect to the functional properties of ferritic-austenitic cast steel. The examined material comprised two grades of corrosion-resistant cast steel, namely GX2CrNiMoN25-6-3 and GX2CrNiMoCuN25-6-3-3, used for example in elements of systems of wet flue gas desulphurisation in power industry. The operating conditions in media heated up to 70°C and containing Cl- and SO4 ions and solid particles produce high erosive and corrosive wear. The work proposes an application of the ? phase as a component of precipitation strengthening mechanism in order to increase the functional properties of the material. Morphology and quantities of ? phase precipitates were determined, as well as its influence on the erosion and corrosion wear resistance. It was shown that annealing at 800°C or 900°C significantly improves tribological properties as compared with the supersaturated state, and the best erosion and corrosion wear resistance achieved due to the ferrite decomposition ? ? ?’ + ? was exhibited in the case of annealing at the temperature of 800°C for 3 hours.

  10. Residual stresses in castings produced by press die casting technology

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    D. Novoselovi?

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The influence of technological parameters on residual stresses in pressure die castings is analysed in this paper. In order for the residual stresses to be as low as possible the optimization of technological parameters is necessary. The centrally composed plan of experiment 24cs is used in the investigation. Technologically influencing parameters are changed according to the mentioned plan of experiment and they are: temperature of pouring, rate of die cavity filling with the melt, post pressure in already filled die and the casting cooling time along with the pouring system.

  11. Casting Castings: A Classroom Hands-on Activity

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    Johnson, Craig

    This learning activity will provide a useful technique for students to learn casting concepts. The class will be allowed a hands-on experience with casting. Students will make their own fishing sinkers. The lesson plan document includes step by step instructions for the lesson along with photographs.This activity would be appropriate for high school and college level students. The lesson should take about one hour of class time. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be downloaded in PDF format.

  12. Understanding localized corrosion

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    G.S. Frankel

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The breakdown of a protective passive film leading to accelerated dissolution at localized sites is an important practical issue and a vexing scientific problem. The small dimensions, short timescale, and dynamic interplay between a heterogeneous surface and changing potential and solution concentration gradients complicate the development of a complete understanding of the phenomena. This review touches on some of the recent developments in the field, including scanning tunneling microscopy imaging of the earliest stages of pitting which supports a new model explaining the localization of attack, pitting in thin aqueous layers relevant to atmospheric corrosion, the factors controlling crevice corrosion, and predictive modeling of localized corrosion.

  13. Irritants and corrosives.

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    Tovar, Richard; Leikin, Jerrold B

    2015-02-01

    This article reviews toxic chemicals that cause irritation and damage to single and multiple organ systems (corrosion) in an acute fashion. An irritant toxic chemical causes reversible damage to skin or other organ system, whereas a corrosive agent produces irreversible damage, namely, visible necrosis into integumentary layers, following application of a substance for up to 4 hours. Corrosive reactions can cause coagulation or liquefaction necrosis. Damaged areas are typified by ulcers, bleeding, bloody scabs, and eventual discoloration caused by blanching of the skin, complete areas of alopecia, and scars. Histopathology should be considered to evaluate questionable lesions. PMID:25455665

  14. Microbiologically influenced corrosion testing

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    This symposium was held November 16--17, 1992 in Miami, Florida. The purpose of the symposium was to provide a forum for state-of-the-art information on the effects of microorganisms on the corrosion of metals. Many industrial needs in the area of microbial influenced corrosion testing are identified in the presentations along with latest laboratory and field testing techniques. Strategies to monitor and control corrosion and biofouling in water distribution systems, underground pipelines, buildings, and marine vessels are discussed. Individual papers have been processed separately for inclusion in the appropriate data bases

  15. Research progress on squeeze casting in China

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    Li Yuanyuan

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Squeeze casting is a technology with short route, high efficiency and precise forming, possessing features of casting and plastic processing. It is widely used to produce high performance metallic structural parts. As energy conservation and environmental protection concerns have risen, lightweight and high performance metal parts are urgently needed, which accelerated the development of squeeze casting technology over the past two decades in China. In this paper, research progress on squeeze casting alloys, typical parts manufacturing and development of squeeze casting equipment in China are introduced. The future trend and development priorities of squeeze casting are discussed.

  16. Corrosion behaviour of container materials for the disposal of high-level waste forms in rock salt formations

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    Extensive laboratory-scale experiments to evaluate the long-term corrosion behaviour of selected materials in brines and first in situ experiments were performed. In the laboratory experiments the materials Ti 99.8-Pd, Hastelloy C4 and hot-rolled low carbon steel as well cast steel, spheroidal cast iron, Si-cast iron and the Ni-Resists type D2 and D4 were investigated. The investigated parameters were: temperature, gamma-radiation and different compositions of salt brines. (orig./PW)

  17. Panel report on corrosion in energy systems

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    Corrosion problems in high-temperature (non aqueous) energy systems, corrosion in aqueous energy systems and institutional problems inhibiting the development of corrosion science and engineering are discussed

  18. Centrifugal slip casting of components

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    Research in layered and functionally gradient materials has emerged because of the increasing demand for high-performance engineering materials. Many techniques have been used to produce layered and functionally gradient components. Common examples include thermal spray processing, powder processing, chemical and physical vapor deposition, high-temperature or combustion synthesis, diffusion treatments, microwave processing and infiltration. Of these techniques, powder processing routes offer excellent microstructural control and product quality, and they are capable of producing large components. Centrifugal slip casting is a powder-processing technique combining the effects of slip casting and centrifugation. In slip casting, consolidation takes place as fluid is removed by the porous mold. Particles within the slip move with the suspending fluid until reaching the mold wall, at which point they are consolidated. In centrifugation, particles within the slip move through the fluid at a rate dependent upon the gravitational force and particle drag

  19. CAST results and Axion review

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    Geralis, T

    2009-01-01

    We present results from the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) and the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX), together with a brief review on prospects on Axion searches with a variety of experimental techniques. CAST has explored masses up to 0.64 eV setting the most stringent limit on the axion-photon coupling, apart for the micro-eV region where ADMX is the most competitive experiment. CAST is aiming at surpassing the 1eV WMAP upper limit and possibly revisiting the operation in vacuum with extra sensitive X-ray detectors, while ADMX, using improved extra sensitive SQUID amplifiers will explore the micro-eV mass range.

  20. Hot corrosion behavior of low pressure plasma sprayed NiCoCrAlY+Ta coatings on nickel base superalloys

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    The hot corrosion behavior of NiCoCrAlY+Ta coatings obtained by low-pressure plasma spraying has been investigated (type I hot corrosion with T = 8500C). These coatings have been deposited on two nickel-base superalloys and on a cast alloy of the same composition as the coating. Comparison of the cyclic oxidation behavior at 8500C between the sprayed coating and the cast alloy shows that the sprayed material exhibits a satisfactory and higher resistance than the cast alloy. In the latter case, repeated spalling of the oxide scale results from fractures often associated with Y-rich oxide protrusions. Hot corrosion experiments (salt-spraying test with T = 8500C and thermal cycling in air every hour) have been conducted on two cast alloys, NiCoCrAl+Ta and NiCoCrAlY+Ta. The Y-containing alloy has a better corrosion resistance than the other alloy which is subject to extensive oxide spallation. In both cases, morphologies typical of basic fluxing processes, involving Cr, Al, Y, and Ta can be observed in highly attacked zones. Finally, tests on plasma sprayed coatings show a high resistance to hot corrosion of these coatings, regardless of the substrate used: a fine adherent alumina layer is formed, and only a limited fluxing of Cr, Al, and Y takes place. The quite different results obtained on cast and sprayed alloys imply that data relative to cast alloys can be unreliable when one wants to predict high temperature behavior and especially high temperature behavior and especially lifetimes of overlay coatings

  1. Corrosion of valve metals

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    A general survey related to the corrosion of valve metals or film-forming metals. The way these metals corrode with some general examples is described. Valve metals form relatively perfect oxide films with little breakdown or leakage when anodized

  2. BWR steel containment corrosion

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    The report describes regulatory actions taken after corrosion was discovered in the drywell at the Oyster Creek Plant and in the torus at the Nine Mile Point 1 Plant. The report describes the causes of corrosion, requirements for monitoring corrosion, and measures to mitigate the corrosive environment for the two plants. The report describes the issuances of generic letters and information notices either to collect information to determine whether the problem is generic or to alert the licensees of similar plants about the existence of such a problem. Implementation of measures to enhance the containment performance under severe accident conditions is discussed. A study by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) of the performance of a degraded containment under severe accident conditions is summarized. The details of the BNL study are in the appendix to the report

  3. BWR steel containment corrosion

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    Tan, C.P.; Bagchi, G.

    1996-04-01

    The report describes regulatory actions taken after corrosion was discovered in the drywell at the Oyster Creek Plant and in the torus at the Nine Mile Point 1 Plant. The report describes the causes of corrosion, requirements for monitoring corrosion, and measures to mitigate the corrosive environment for the two plants. The report describes the issuances of generic letters and information notices either to collect information to determine whether the problem is generic or to alert the licensees of similar plants about the existence of such a problem. Implementation of measures to enhance the containment performance under severe accident conditions is discussed. A study by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) of the performance of a degraded containment under severe accident conditions is summarized. The details of the BNL study are in the appendix to the report.

  4. Vascular wall extracellular matrix proteins and vascular diseases.

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    Xu, Junyan; Shi, Guo-Ping

    2014-11-01

    Extracellular matrix proteins form the basic structure of blood vessels. Along with providing basic structural support to blood vessels, matrix proteins interact with different sets of vascular cells via cell surface integrin or non-integrin receptors. Such interactions induce vascular cell de novo synthesis of new matrix proteins during blood vessel development or remodeling. Under pathological conditions, vascular matrix proteins undergo proteolytic processing, yielding bioactive fragments to influence vascular wall matrix remodeling. Vascular cells also produce alternatively spliced variants that induce vascular cell production of different matrix proteins to interrupt matrix homeostasis, leading to increased blood vessel stiffness; vascular cell migration, proliferation, or death; or vascular wall leakage and rupture. Destruction of vascular matrix proteins leads to vascular cell or blood-borne leukocyte accumulation, proliferation, and neointima formation within the vascular wall; blood vessels prone to uncontrolled enlargement during blood flow diastole; tortuous vein development; and neovascularization from existing pathological tissue microvessels. Here we summarize discoveries related to blood vessel matrix proteins within the past decade from basic and clinical studies in humans and animals - from expression to cross-linking, assembly, and degradation under physiological and vascular pathological conditions, including atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysms, varicose veins, and hypertension. PMID:25045854

  5. Corrosion of iron-base waste package container materials in salt environments

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    Low-carbon ferrous materials are being considered for waste package container materials in high-level nuclear waste salt repositories. The short-term corrosion rates of ASTM Type A216 Grade WCA steel have been determined under both brine-only and moist-salt conditions at 1500C for time ranging from 1 to 12 months. Tests run in moist salt with low Mg content brine yielded relatively low corrosion rates, below an adjusted value of 0.032 mm (1.3 mils) per year at 1500C. Corrosion rates in brine-only and moist-salt environments containing high concentrations of Mg were found to be a factor of 20 to 50 higher over the same experimental test times, depending on the steel's heat treatment and the specific test conditions. Austenitizing treatment reduced the corrosion resistance of the material. In the case of the as-cast steel, the measured average corrosion rates decreased with time by more than a factor of two during the 12-month testing program. Post-test examinations have shown that the corrosion product is a complex Fe-Mg hydroxide of amakinite structure, as opposed to the Fe3O4 observed in the low-Mg brines. The Mg content of the environment is believed to be a major factor leading to the higher corrosion rates and studies to understand the operative corrosion mechanisms are in progress. 1 ref., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  6. Susceptibility of copper to general and pitting corrosion in saline groundwater

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    Saario, T.; Maekelae, K.; Laitinen, T.; Bojinov, M. [VTT Manufacturing Technology, Espoo (Finland)

    2001-02-01

    In Sweden and Finland the spent nuclear fuel is planned to be encapsulated in cast iron canisters that have an outer shield made of copper, which is responsible for the corrosion protection. In this work the susceptibility of Cu OFP to general and pitting corrosion was investigated in saline (1.45% Cl{sup -}) groundwater at T = 80 deg C and p = 14 MPa using electrochemical techniques and weight loss measurements in autoclave conditions. The results were compared with earlier results gained in similar conditions but in highly saline (5.4% Cl{sup -}) groundwater. The conclusions presented here are strictly applicable only for the present case, where the groundwater was deoxygenated with nitrogen bubbling (ensuring dissolved oxygen level of lower than 5 mg/l) and where there was almost no mass transfer limitation for the corrosion products away from the surface. The main observations made are: The corrosion potential of Cu OFP in all test runs was in the range of -0.10 V{sub SHE} < E{sub corr} < 0.05 V{sub SHE}, i.e. about 0.1 V higher than in the highly saline groundwater; At the corrosion potential active dissolution (corrosion) of Cu OFP takes place, as was the case in highly saline groundwater. However, the corrosion rate based on weight loss measurements of corrosion coupons was 0.014 mm/y, about 30% lower than in the highly saline groundwater. (orig.)

  7. Study of corrosive-erosive wear behaviour of Al6061/albite composites

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    Sharma, S.C. [Research and Development, Department of Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore-560059 (India) and West Virginia University (United States)]. E-mail: rvrdscs@blr.vsnl.net.in; Krishna, M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore-560059 (India)]. E-mail: krishna_phd@yahoo.co.in; Murthy, H.N. Narasimha [Department of Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore-560059 (India); Tarachandra, R. [Department of Materials Engineering, University of Wollongong (Australia)]. E-mail: tara@uow.edu.au; Satyamoorthy, M. [Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV 25136 (United States)]. E-mail: muthukrishnan.sathyamoorthy@mail.wvu.edu; Bhattacharyya, D. [Centre for Advanced Composites Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland (New Zealand)]. E-mail: medept@auckland.ac.nz

    2006-06-15

    This investigation analyses the influence of dispersed alumina particles on the wear behaviour of the Al/albite composites in a corrosive environment. The composites were prepared by modified pressure die-casting technique. The corrosive-erosive wear experiments were carried out on a proprietary corrosion-erosion wear tester to study the wear characteristics of the composites. The slurry was made up of water and alumina (size: 90-150 {mu}m, proportion: 0-30 wt.%), while H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} (0.01, 0.1 and 1N) was added to create the corrosive conditions. Experiments were arranged to test the relationships among the corrosive-erosive wear rate, concentrations of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} and alumina in the slurry, weight percent of albite in the composite, erosion speed and distance. Wear rate varies marginally at low speeds but sharply increases at higher speeds. The corrosive wear rate logarithmically increased with the increasing concentration of the corrosive medium. The effect of abrasive particles and corrosion medium on the wear behaviour of the composite is explained experimentally, theoretically and using scanning electron microscopy.

  8. A study on the mechanical and corrosion properties of lead added magnesium alloys

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    Highlights: ? Mg is the lightest metal used in structural applications. ? The most important disadvantages of Mg alloys are their low strength and corrosion resistance. ? Different ratios of Pb were added to alloys reinforced with Mg2Si particles. ? According to corrosion tests, corrosion resistance increased with the addition of Pb. -- Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect adding Pb at different ratios had on the corrosion properties of Mg alloys. Pb, at a rate of 0.2%, 0.5%, and 1%, was added to Mg-10% Al–12Si. The microstructure characterisation, mechanical and corrosion properties of alloys, produced using a casting method was investigated. Light Optical Microscopy (LOM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analyses and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) were used to conduct the microstructure characterisation of investigated alloys. Corrosion tests were performed by suspending the samples of certain sizes into the 3.5% NaCl solutions measuring the weight loss, and also by potentiodynamic polarisation measurements in the same solution. According to corrosion experiment results, Ikor decreased with the addition of Pb, causing an increase in the corrosion resistance.

  9. Casting behavior of titanium alloys in a centrifugal casting machine.

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    Watanabe, K; Miyakawa, O; Takada, Y; Okuno, O; Okabe, T

    2003-05-01

    Since dental casting requires replication of complex shapes with great accuracy, this study examined how well some commercial titanium alloys and experimental titanium-copper alloys filled a mold cavity. The metals examined were three types of commercial dental titanium [commercially pure titanium (hereinafter noted as CP-Ti), Ti-6Al-4V (T64) and Ti-6Al-7Nb (T67)], and experimental titanium-copper alloys [3%, 5% and 10% Cu (mass %)]. The volume percentage filling the cavity was evaluated in castings prepared in a very thin perforated sheet pattern and cast in a centrifugal casting machine. The flow behavior of the molten metal was also examined using a so-called "tracer element technique." The amounts of CP-Ti and all the Ti-Cu alloys filling the cavity were similar; less T64 and T67 filled the cavity. However, the Ti-Cu alloys failed to reach the end of the cavities due to a lower fluidity compared to the other metals. A mold prepared with specially designed perforated sheets was effective at differentiating the flow behavior of the metals tested. The present technique also revealed that the more viscous Ti-Cu alloys with a wide freezing range failed to sequentially flow to the end of the cavity. PMID:12593955

  10. Cast-a-Box: Casting Conditions and Macroporosity

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    Powell, Adam C., IV

    2004-08-24

    An illustration of three-dimensional finite difference simulation of heat conduction with phase change and complex boundary conditions, this requires students to adjust boundary conditions to make the top surface of a regular hexahedral "casting" to freeze last, eliminating macroporosity.

  11. Vascular malformations revisited.

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    Clemens, Robert K; Pfammatter, Thomas; Meier, Thomas O; Alomari, Ahmad I; Amann-Vesti, Beatrice R

    2015-01-01

    Vascular malformations are congenital anomalies that can affect each part of the vasculature. Combined forms are common and they are often part of complex syndromes. Most malformations are diagnosed during infancy, but some get obvious only later in life. The field of vascular malformations is emerging with recently described new entities and treatments. Still, misdiagnosis is common in this field, leading to nosologic confusion and wrong treatment. Clinical evaluation and imaging are the gold standard for diagnostic confirmation. Sclerotherapy and embolization are the main treatment techniques but are also used preoperatively to reduce blood loss and shrink the lesion if surgery is planned. Despite new treatment options, especially if extensive in size or involving vulnerable structures, vascular malformations are still considered chronic diseases and cause significant morbidity. Common understanding and agreement on terminology and a multidisciplinary approach are the basis of successful treatment and long-term support for these patients. Continuing research in the field of vascular anomalies will improve knowledge and create further treatment options. PMID:25537054

  12. Laser Vascular Lesion Treatment

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    ... such as those listed above, can reduce the risk of bruising. Alternatives Laser treatment is usually the best option for vascular ... may need treatment with surgery or very small lasers that are inserted into larger blood ... Effects Alternatives References/Trusted Links Related ...

  13. Peripheral Vascular Disease

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    ... of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Learn more about venous blood clots Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) involves damage to or blockage in the ... PVD affects only the arteries and not the veins, it is called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The main forms that PVD may take ...

  14. Monitoring Microbially Influenced Corrosion

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    Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    2000-01-01

    Abstract Microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) of carbon steel may occur in media with microbiological activity of especially sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB). The applicability and reliability of a number of corrosion monitoring techniques for monitoring MIC has been evaluated in experiments conducted in near neutral sterile hydrogen sulphide saline solutions (pH 6 to 8.5, 0-107 mg/l sulphide), SRB active artificial sea water and SRB active simulated marine sediment. Electrochemical techniques as LPR, EIS and potentiodynamic polarisations give distorted data dominated by capacitative and diffusional effects and unreliable corrosion rates, when biofilm and ferrous sulphide corrosion products cover the steel surface. Corrosion rates can be overestimated by a factor of 10 to 100 by electrochemical techniques. Weight loss coupons and ER are recommended as necessary basic monitoring techniques. EIS might be used for detection of MIC as the appearance of very large capacitances can be attributed to the combined ferrous sulphide and biofilm formation. Capacitance correlates directly with sulphide concentration in sterile sulphide media. Keywords: Corrosion monitoring, carbon steel, MIC, SRB, hydrogen sulphide, EIS

  15. Corrosion of beryllium

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    The corrosion behavior of beryllium in aqueous and elevated-temperature oxidizing environments has been extensively studied for early-intended use of beryllium in nuclear reactors and in jet and rocket propulsion systems. Since that time, beryllium has been used as a structural material in les corrosive environments. Its primary applications include gyro systems, mirror and reentry vehicle structures, and aircraft brakes. Only a small amount of information has been published that is directly related to the evaluation of beryllium for service in the less severe or normal atmospheric environments associated with these applications. Despite the lack of published data on the corrosion of beryllium in atmospheric environments, much can be deduced about its corrosion behavior from studies of aqueous corrosion and the experiences of fabricators and users in applying, handling, processing, storing, and shipping beryllium components. The methods of corrosion protection implemented to resist water and high-temperature gaseous environments provide useful information on methods that can be applied to protect beryllium for service in future long-term structural applications

  16. Renal posttransplant's vascular complications

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    Baši? Dragoslav

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Despite high graft and recipient survival figures worldwide today, a variety of technical complications can threaten the transplant in the postoperative period. Vascular complications are commonly related to technical problems in establishing vascular continuity or to damage that occurs during donor nephrectomy or preservation [13]. AIM The aim of the presenting study is to evaluate counts and rates of vascular complications after renal transplantation and to compare the outcome by donor type. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 463 kidneys (319 from living related donor LD and 144 from cadaveric donor - CD were transplanted during the period between June 1975 and December 1998 at the Urology & Nephrology Institute of Clinical Centre of Serbia in Belgrade. Average recipients' age was 33.7 years (15-54 in LD group and 39.8 (19-62 in CD group. Retrospectively, we analyzed medical records of all recipients. Statistical analysis is estimated using Hi-squared test and Fischer's test of exact probability. RESULTS Major vascular complications including vascular anastomosis thrombosis, internal iliac artery stenosis, internal iliac artery rupture obliterant vasculitis and external iliac vein rupture were analyzed. In 25 recipients (5.4% some of major vascular complications were detected. Among these cases, 22 of them were from CD group vs. three from LD group. Relative rate of these complications was higher in CD group vs. LD group (p<0.0001. Among these complications dominant one was vascular anastomosis thrombosis which occurred in 18 recipients (17 from CD vs. one from LD. Of these recipients 16 from CD lost the graft, while the rest of two (one from each group had lethal outcome. DISCUSSION Thrombosis of renal allograft vascular anastomosis site is the most severe complication following renal transplantation. In the literature, renal allograft thrombosis is reported with different incidence rates, from 0.5-4% [14, 15, 16]. Data from the present study demonstrate that the rate of this complication in LD group was low, only 0.3%, but significantly higher in CD group - 11.8%. Many factors should be considered in order to understand for such significant difference among these groups. First of all, cadaveric transplant activity in our country is very low. In our series, median waiting period for renal transplantation was 2.8 years in LD group vs. 4.8 years in CD group (p<0.01. Also, vascular damages because of long term hemodialysis are contributing factors. Mean age of CD recipients was 7.4 years bigger vs. LD recipients. Primary cadaveric graft damage by accident and further manipulations during cadaveric donor nephrectomy, preservation and per-fusion are additional factors compromising the quality of cadaveric renal transplant outcome. Also, preoperative evaluation of cadaveric grafts is not as exact as in cases of LD grafts (excretory urography arteriography, etc. In the available transplant literature it is almost impossible to find data about vascular complications by different donor types. Mostly, authors offer experiences related to all transplants and most of them agree that in the present time better results are obtained using living donors [17].

  17. Properties of electroslag castings: Part 1

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    Sikka, V.K.

    1984-11-01

    This part of several reports to be published on the properties of electroslag castings of 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo, 9 Cr-1 Mo, and type 316 stainless steel describes the properties of three electroslag-cast valve bodies of type 316 stainless steel. These castings were electroslag cast at the University of British Columbia in Canada from ORNL-supplied electrodes. The castings have been characterized for surface finish, cracking, solidification structure, chemical analysis, hardness, ferrite distribution, tensile properties, Charpy impact properties, and creep properties. Tensile data on these castings were compared with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code minimum values for sand castings. The creep data were compared with the data on sand castings and the ASME code minimum curve for wrought material. 29 figures, 7 tables.

  18. Nitric oxide and vascular disease

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    Shirodaria, Cc; Channon, Km

    2007-01-01

    Nitric oxide has a pivotal role in vascular homeostasis. It has a protective role because it suppresses abnormal proliferation of vascular smooth muscle after various diseases, including atherosclerosis and restenosis after vascular interventions (e.g. balloon angioplasty, stent deployment, bypass grafting). A reduction in the generation and bioavailability of nitric oxide is a critical step in the development of atherosclerosis, a disease of the arterial wall that underlies vascular disease....

  19. Effect of radiation on anaerobic corrosion of iron

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    To ensure the safe encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel elements for geological disposal, SKB of Sweden are considering using the Advanced Cold Process Canister, which consists of an outer copper canister and a cast iron insert. A programme of work has been carried out to investigate a range of corrosion issues associated with the canister, including measurements of gas generation due to the anaerobic corrosion of ferrous materials (carbon steel and cast iron) over a range of conditions. To date, all this work has been conducted in the absence of a radiation field. SKB asked Serco Assurance to carry out a set of experiments designed to investigate the effect of radiation on the corrosion of steel in repository environments. This report describes the experimental programme and presents the results that were obtained. The measurements were carried out in the type of gas cell used previously, in which the change in gas pressure was measured using a liquid-filled manometer. The test cells were placed in a radiation cell and positioned so that the received radiation dose was equivalent to that expected in the repository. Control cells were used to allow for any gas generation caused by radiolytic breakdown of the construction materials and the water. Tests were carried out at two temperatures (30 deg C and 50 deg C), two dose rates (11 Gray/hr and 300 Gray/hr), and in two different artificial groundwaters. A total of four tests were carried out, using carbon steel wires as the test material. The cells were exposed for a period of several months, after which they were dismantled and the corrosion product on one wire from each test cell was analysed using Raman spectroscopy. The report presents the results from the gas generation tests and compares the results obtained under irradiated conditions to results obtained previously in the absence of radiation. Radiation was found to enhance the corrosion rate at both dose rates but the greatest enhancement occurred at the higher dose rate. The corrosion products were predominantly magnetite, with some indications of unidentified higher oxidation state corrosion products being formed at the higher dose rates. The main conclusions from the work are as follows: 1. The presence of gamma radiation fields increases the anaerobic corrosion rate of carbon steel in artificial groundwaters simulating those expected in the SKB repository. At 11 Gray/hr the increase only lasts for approximately 7,000 hours, but at 300 Gray/hr the enhancement is longer lasting and may be continuous. 2. The enhancement in the corrosion rate is greater in Allard water, where a 30 fold increase in corrosion rate was observed, than in bentonite-equilibrated groundwater, which had a higher ionic strength and a higher initial pH, where the radiation-induced enhancement was 10-20 times. 3. The predominant corrosion product of anaerobic corrosion of iron under irradiated conditions is magnetite, but there was some evidence of higher oxidation state oxyhydroxides under the high dose rate conditions. 4. A more detailed analysis of the radiochemical conditions in the tests is required to develop a more detailed understanding of the reasons for the increase in corrosion rate when irradiated

  20. Effect of radiation on anaerobic corrosion of iron

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    Smart, N.R.; Rance, A.P. [Serco Assurance, Risley (United Kingdom)

    2005-01-01

    To ensure the safe encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel elements for geological disposal, SKB of Sweden are considering using the Advanced Cold Process Canister, which consists of an outer copper canister and a cast iron insert. A programme of work has been carried out to investigate a range of corrosion issues associated with the canister, including measurements of gas generation due to the anaerobic corrosion of ferrous materials (carbon steel and cast iron) over a range of conditions. To date, all this work has been conducted in the absence of a radiation field. SKB asked Serco Assurance to carry out a set of experiments designed to investigate the effect of radiation on the corrosion of steel in repository environments. This report describes the experimental programme and presents the results that were obtained. The measurements were carried out in the type of gas cell used previously, in which the change in gas pressure was measured using a liquid-filled manometer. The test cells were placed in a radiation cell and positioned so that the received radiation dose was equivalent to that expected in the repository. Control cells were used to allow for any gas generation caused by radiolytic breakdown of the construction materials and the water. Tests were carried out at two temperatures (30 deg C and 50 deg C), two dose rates (11 Gray/hr and 300 Gray/hr), and in two different artificial groundwaters. A total of four tests were carried out, using carbon steel wires as the test material. The cells were exposed for a period of several months, after which they were dismantled and the corrosion product on one wire from each test cell was analysed using Raman spectroscopy. The report presents the results from the gas generation tests and compares the results obtained under irradiated conditions to results obtained previously in the absence of radiation. Radiation was found to enhance the corrosion rate at both dose rates but the greatest enhancement occurred at the higher dose rate. The corrosion products were predominantly magnetite, with some indications of unidentified higher oxidation state corrosion products being formed at the higher dose rates. The main conclusions from the work are as follows: 1. The presence of gamma radiation fields increases the anaerobic corrosion rate of carbon steel in artificial groundwaters simulating those expected in the SKB repository. At 11 Gray/hr the increase only lasts for approximately 7,000 hours, but at 300 Gray/hr the enhancement is longer lasting and may be continuous. 2. The enhancement in the corrosion rate is greater in Allard water, where a 30 fold increase in corrosion rate was observed, than in bentonite-equilibrated groundwater, which had a higher ionic strength and a higher initial pH, where the radiation-induced enhancement was 10-20 times. 3. The predominant corrosion product of anaerobic corrosion of iron under irradiated conditions is magnetite, but there was some evidence of higher oxidation state oxyhydroxides under the high dose rate conditions. 4. A more detailed analysis of the radiochemical conditions in the tests is required to develop a more detailed understanding of the reasons for the increase in corrosion rate when irradiated.

  1. Advanced casting technologies for lightweight automotive applications

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    Luo, Alan A.; Sachdev, Anil K.; Powell, Bob R.

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides an overview of alloy and process developments in aluminum and magnesium castings for lightweight automotive applications. Wear-resistant aluminum alloys, creep-resistant and high strength/ductility magnesium alloys have been developed for automotive applications. On the process front, vacuum-assisted die casting and high vacuum die casting technologies have been developed for high-integrity body and chassis applications. Thin-wall and hollow casting components are being pr...

  2. Titanium investiment casting defects: A metallographic overview

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    Cotton, J. D.; Clark, L. P.; Phelps, H. R.

    2006-06-01

    Although titanium castings have been used in aerospace structures for decades, those uses have largely been in secondary applications. Expanding the use of titanium castings in critical applications would be encouraged by a better understanding of investment casting defects in titanium alloy systems. This paper describes several types of casting-related defects that are identified as potentially affecting the design life of a structure: inclusions, voids, and weld repair defects.

  3. Developing technological process of obtaining giality casts

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    A. Issagulov

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The article considers the process of manufacturing castings using sand-resin forms and alloying furnace. Were the optimal technological parameters of manufacturing shell molds for the manufacture of castings of heating equipment. Using the same upon receipt of castings by casting in shell molds furnace alloying and deoxidation of the metal will provide consumers with quality products and have a positive impact on the economy in general engineering.

  4. Cast functional accessories for heat treatment furnaces

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    Drotlew, A.; Piekarski, B.

    2010-01-01

    The study gives examples of the cast functional accessories operating in furnaces for the heat treatment of metals and alloys. The describeddesign solutions of castings and their respective assemblies are used for charge preparation and handling. They were put in systematicorder depending on furnace design and the technological purpose of heat treatment. Basic grades of austenitic cast steel, used for castings of this type, were enumerated, and examples of general guidelines formulated for th...

  5. Pressure distribution in centrifugal dental casting.

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    Nielsen, J P

    1978-02-01

    Equations are developed for liquid metal pressure in centrifugal dental casting, given the instantaneous rotational velocity, density, and certain dimensions of the casting machine and casting pattern. A "reference parabola" is introduced making the fluid pressure concept more understandable. A specially designed specimen demonstrates experimentally the reference parabola at freezing. PMID:355283

  6. High quality steel casting for energy technics

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    The casting of several chromium-molybdenum steels for steam and hydraulic turbines is discussed. Non-destructive testing of the castings is performed demonstrating the safety for use in nuclear technology. The effect of metallurgical parameters on steel casting quality, the heat treatment, and the effect of construction design on costs for fettling and repair weldings are considered. (Auth.)

  7. Chimerical categories: caste, race, and genetics.

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    Sabir, Sharjeel

    2003-12-01

    Is discrimination based on caste equivalent to racism? This paper explores the complex relationship between genetic, race and caste. It also discusses the debate over the exclusion of a discussion of caste-based discrimination at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance held in Durban, South Africa. PMID:14768649

  8. Tape casting of magnesium oxide.

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    Ayala, Alicia; Corral, Erica L.; Loehman, Ronald E.; Bencoe, Denise Nora; Reiterer, Markus; Shah, Raja A.

    2008-02-01

    A tape casting procedure for fabricating ceramic magnesium oxide tapes has been developed as a method to produce flat sheets of sintered MgO that are thin and porous. Thickness of single layer tapes is in the range of 200-400 {micro}m with corresponding surface roughness values in the range of 10-20 {micro}m as measured by laser profilometry. Development of the tape casting technique required optimization of pretreatment for the starting magnesium oxide (MgO) powder as well as a detailed study of the casting slurry preparation and subsequent heat treatments for sintering and final tape flattening. Milling time of the ceramic powder, plasticizer, and binder mixture was identified as a primary factor affecting surface morphology of the tapes. In general, longer milling times resulted in green tapes with a noticeably smoother surface. This work demonstrates that meticulous control of the entire tape casting operation is necessary to obtain high-quality MgO tapes.

  9. Cern Axion Solar Telescope (CAST)

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    The CERN Solar Axion Telescope, CAST, aims to shed light on a 30-year-old riddle of particle physics by detecting axions originating from the 15 million degree plasma in the Sun 's core. Axions were proposed as an extension to the Standard Model of particle physics to explain why CP violation is observed in weak but not strong interactions.

  10. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF IRON CASTING

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    Sampling of ductile iron casting in green sand molds with phenolic isocyanate cores and in phenol-formaldehyde bound shell molds did not provide definitive proof that environmentally hazardous organic emission occur. Both molding systems produced the same type of major emissions,...

  11. Susceptibility of Aluminum Alloys to Corrosion in Simulated Fuel Blends Containing Ethanol

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    Thomson, Jeffery K [ORNL; Pawel, Steven J [ORNL; Wilson, Dane F [ORNL

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    The compatibility of aluminum and aluminum alloys with synthetic fuel blends comprised of ethanol and reference fuel C (a 50/50 mix of toluene and iso-octane) was examined as a function of water content and temperature. Commercially pure wrought aluminum and several cast aluminum alloys were observed to be similarly susceptible to substantial corrosion in dry (< 50 ppm water) ethanol. Corrosion rates of all the aluminum materials examined was accelerated by increased temperature and ethanol content in the fuel mixture, but inhibited by increased water content. Pretreatments designed to stabilize passive films on aluminum increased the incubation time for onset of corrosion, suggesting film stability is a significant factor in the mechanism of corrosion.

  12. Corrosion Resistance of Mo3Si with Niobium Additions in Hydrochloric Acid

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the electrochemical behavior of molybdenum-silica-niobium alloy produced by arc cast technique is presented, keeping silica constant (at 24 wt %, using different niobium concentrations (5, 10, 15 & 20 wt % as alloying elements. These samples were immersed in an electrochemical solution of 10 % by volume hydrochloric acid. The corrosion behavior was obtained using electrochemical techniques, namely: open circuit potential, polarization curves and electrochemical current noise. The potential behaviour as a function of time allows to determine the activity of the alloy as a function of its content, the polarization technique was used to obtain characteristic electrochemical parameters and the electrochemical current noise the type of attack while comparing them with the corrosion surface morphological features. Surface images showed different corrosion morphologies, being the most attacked the sample without niobium additions. It was found that niobium additions result in a better corrosion resistance when its concentration is increased in the alloy.

  13. Resistance to corrosion of magnesium alloy AZ31 after plastic working

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The study presents results of electrochemical and chemical corrosion resistance tests of magnesium alloy AZ31 after plastic working. Electrochemical measurements were carried out in 1,35 % solution of NaCl. On the ground of registered polarisation curves, typical features characterising resistance to electrochemical corrosion, were determined. Resistance to chemical corrosion was tested by means of immersion in 3,5%solution of NaCl for the period of 1_5 days. By means of scanning electron microscope with field emission FE SEM S-4 200 Hitachi, qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical composition in microareas was made. Results of surface layer morphology tests were presented. In order to compare corrosion properties, analogical tests were carried out for the alloy AZ31 obtained by means of pressure die casting.

  14. Corrosion related failures in feedwater heaters

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    The most common corrosion modes that have been a problem in feedwater heaters are general corrosion, condensate corrosion, erosion-corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, and exfoliation. General corrosion does not normally lead to feedwater heater failures but corrosion product generation and transport have been implicated in corrosion failures of other power plant components. Brasses and Cu-Ni alloys are susceptible to general corrosion, condensate corrosion, and show slight sensitivity to stress-corrosion cracking. Cu-Ni alloys exhibit exfoliation corrosion. C-steels are susceptible to erosion-corrosion and uniform corrosion while stainless steels and MONEL Alloy 400 show some sensitivity to stress-corrosion cracking. One instance of pitting corrosion of a stainless steel FWH also was reported

  15. Modelling reinforcement corrosion in concrete

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    Michel, Alexander; Geiker, Mette Rica

    2012-01-01

    A physio-chemical model for the simulation of reinforcement corrosion in concrete struc-tures was developed. The model allows for simulation of initiation and subsequent propaga-tion of reinforcement corrosion. Corrosion is assumed to be initiated once a defined critical chloride threshold is reached causing the formation of anodic and cathodic regions along the reinforcement. Critical chloride thresholds, randomly distributed along the reinforcement sur-face, link the initiation and propagation phase of reinforcement corrosion. To demonstrate the potential use of the developed model, a numerical example is pre-sented, that illustrates the formation of corrosion cells as well as propagation of corrosion in a reinforced concrete structure.

  16. Scope on Safety: Combating corrosion

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    2009-07-01

    Corrosion is a broad term that applies when something is being broken down due to a chemical reaction. Rust or wet corrosion is a specific type of corrosion where iron or steel reacts with water. Science teachers often find that over time, laboratory equipment made of metal may tend to look dull and have symptoms of corrosion. In fact, in certain instances, such equipment may become unsafe to use and provide bogus data results on student experiments. There are several strategies that can be used to address corrosion of lab equipment. This article describes some approaches to combating corrosion.

  17. Casting technique for primary coolant piping for pressurized water reactor power plant and its localization

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    The required chemical content range of Primary Coolant Piping (Static cast elbow, centrifugally cast pipe) by Design and Construction Rules for Mechanical Components of PWR Nuclear Islands (RCCM) (French Norm) is wide. The result of manufacturing qualification test, which was performed by YANTAI TAIHAI MANOIR NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT CO. LTD. (THM), shows that qualification pieces satisfied the chemical requirement of RCCM may not satisfy its mechanical requirement. CNPEC/ECE together with THM analyzed the anticorrosion and strengthening mechanism of Material Z3CN2009M (French Brand) for Cast piece of 1000 MW PWR (CRP1000) Primary Coolant Piping through metallography methods. Strictly internal chemical control range of ladle analysis was established and it makes the mechanical property of cast piece of CPR1000 PWR Primary coolant piping satisfy the RCCM requirement without losing the anti-corrosion property and weld ability. The mechanical test value obtained has rich margin, little degree of separation and exhibits stable quality and advanced overall properties. This success solved the preliminary requirement for domestic making of Primary Coolant Piping of NINGDE and YANGJIANG Nuclear Power Plant and finally realized the domestic manufacturing of Primary Coolant Piping cast piece for CRP1000 Nuclear Power Plant. (authors)

  18. Hot corrosion of low cobalt alloys

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    The hot corrosion attack susceptibility of various alloys as a function of strategic materials content are investigated. Preliminary results were obtained for two commercial alloys, UDIMET 700 and Mar-M 247, that were modified by varying the cobalt content. For both alloys the cobalt content was reduced in steps to zero. Nickel content was increased accordingly to make up for the reduced cobalt but all other constituents were held constant. Wedge bar test samples were produced by casting. The hot corrosion test consisted of cyclically exposing samples to the high velocity flow of combustion products from an air-fuel burner fueled with jet A-1 and seeded with a sodium chloride aqueous solution. The flow velocity was Mach 0.5 and the sodium level was maintained at 0.5 ppm in terms of fuel plus air. The test cycle consisted of holding the test samples at 900 C for 1 hour followed by 3 minutes in which the sample could cool to room temperature in an ambient temperature air stream

  19. Effects of Copper and Austempering on Corrosion Behavior of Ductile Iron in 3.5 Pct Sodium Chloride

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    Hsu, Cheng-Hsun; Lin, Kuan-Ting

    2013-10-01

    Although alloying and heat treatments are common industrial practices to obtain ductile irons with desired mechanical properties, related information on how the two practices affect corrosion behavior is scarce. In this study, two ductile irons—with and without 1 wt pct copper addition—were austempered to obtain austempered ductile irons (ADIs). Polarization tests and salt spray tests were conducted to explore how both copper-alloying and austempering heat treatments influenced the corrosion behavior of ductile irons. The results showed that the corrosion resistance of 1 wt pct copper-alloyed ductile iron was better than that of the unalloyed one, while ADI had improved corrosion resistance compared with the as-cast. In particular, the ductile iron combined with the copper-alloying and austempering treatments increased the corrosion inhibition efficiency up to 84 pct as tested in 3.5 wt pct NaCl solution.

  20. Fracture toughness and corrosion resistance of semisolid AlSi5 alloy

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    Pola, A.; Montesano, L.; Gelfi, M.; Roberti, R.

    2011-05-01

    The aim of this work was to investigate fracture toughness and corrosion resistance of semisolid AlSi5 castings, compared to samples obtained from conventional casting operations. In order to have a semisolid microstructure, the melt alloy was treated by means of ultrasound during solidification and then poured into permanent moulds. Mechanical properties of semisolid and conventional castings were compared by means of ultimate tensile strength (Rm), yield stress (Rp02) and hardness (HV) measurements. Fracture mechanics tests were carried out on Single Edge Notched Bend (SENB) specimens, machined from castings, and pre-cracked by fatigue. These tests were performed to determine the effect of the microstructure on the J-Integral resistance (J-R) behavior and to deeply understand the ductile fracture behaviour of semisolid parts. The J-Integral versus spaced crack extension (J-?a) curves showed an improved resistance of the semisolid microstructure, due to the higher ductility. Finally, the corrosion behaviour of semisolid samples was compared to that of castings coming from solidification of fully liquid alloy by means of electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization tests. It was observed that the globular microstructure offers better quality, in terms of higher mechanical properties, as a consequence of a more uniform distribution of the solute.

  1. Ultrasonic inspection of nodular cast iron insert edge distance using curved linear PA-probe

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    Nuclear fuel disposal canisters consist of a copper tube and a cast iron insert. The copper tube is designed for corrosion protection. The design and use of the nodular cast iron insert is based on strength and fracture mechanic aspects and it is the load carrying part of the structure. The preliminary acceptance criteria for the cast iron insert are under study. There are several aspects in accepting the inspection results of nodular cast iron insert for use. One aspect among others is the position of the edge which is nearest to surface. In an earlier study this was stated to have a tolerance of edge position ± 5 mm. There have been studies both on eccentricity and the real position of the nearest edge tolerances. To determine the edge position, different ultrasonic techniques were tested using a curved linear PA-probe. To evaluate whether the distance variation is within the tolerance limit, the real geometrical nominal distance must be computed. Because the tolerances of the cast iron insert and its internal geometry can give a large variation in the edge position, these must be carefully evaluated. The applied ultrasonic system is a 128 element phased array equipment. The used probe is curved and adjusted to curvature of the cast iron insert. The curved probe was designed to inspect the edge of the channel with one long axial line scanning. During line scanning the phased array probe does at the same time electronical scanning. To optimize this electronic scanninning. To optimize this electronic scanning, three different ultrasonic techniques were used. This evaluation of edge distance was tested in four inspections of real size cast iron inserts. It was seen that the variation of the edge position is about 1 to 12 mm in radial direction (straightness) and in circumferential direction about 2 to 8 mm (twist) in range of about 4 m. (orig.)

  2. Plant Vascular Biology 2010

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    Ding, Biao

    2014-11-17

    This grant supported the Second International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology (PVB 2010) held July 24-28, 2010 on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Biao Ding (Ohio State University; OSU) and David Hannapel (Iowa State University; ISU) served as co-chairs of this conference. Biao Ding served as the local organizer. PVB is defined broadly here to include studies on the biogenesis, structure and function of transport systems in plants, under conditions of normal plant growth and development as well as of plant interactions with pathogens. The transport systems cover broadly the xylem, phloem, plasmodesmata and vascular cell membranes. The PVB concept has emerged in recent years to emphasize the integrative nature of the transport systems and approaches to investigate them.

  3. Green Rusts and Their Relationship to Iron Corrosion; a Key Role in Microbially Influenced Corrosion

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    Moessbauer spectroscopy (MS) has often been used to characterise double-layered hydroxysalts usually named green rusts (GR) and to follow their Fe(II)/Fe(III) ratio during the oxidation process of Fe(OH)2 in the presence of aggressive anions such as Cl-, SO42-, CO32-,.... They are intermediate compounds between the initial metal Fe(0) via the Fe(II) and the final Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides constituting the usual rusts. E-pH Pourbaix diagrams of iron for predicting the aqueous corrosion conditions of iron-based materials are determined by monitoring the electrode potential Eh and pH vs. time. The crystal structure of GRs, in any case constituted of layers of [FeII(1-x)FeIIIx (OH)2]x+ that alternate with interlayers [(x/n)An-.(mx/n)H2O]x- made of An- anions and water molecules, are presented. Several examples of the role of GRs are discussed, from chloride pitting of concrete reinforcing bars to bacterial corrosion of cast iron in water pipes or steel sheet piles in harbours. The efficiency of corrosion inhibitors like phosphate and their relationship to the oxidation of GRs are presented from basic MS studies. But most importantly, the evidence by MS of the dissimilatory reduction of a common ferric oxyhydroxide, ?-FeOOH lepidocrocite, into a GR by the action of a bacterium, Shewanella py the action of a bacterium, Shewanella putrefaciens, opens the path through which microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) operates. A cycling of aerobic and anaerobic conditions is necessary where GRs but also magnetite play likely the key role.

  4. Defining Vascular Stem Cells

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    Lin, Ching-shwun; Lue, Tom F.

    2013-01-01

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exist in most adult tissues and have been located near or within blood vessels. Although “perivascular” has been commonly used to describe such locations, increasing evidence points at the vessel wall as the exact location. Thus, “vascular stem cells (VSCs)” is recommended as a more accurate term for MSCs. Furthermore, 2 cell populations, namely pericytes and adventitial progenitor cells (APCs), are the likely VSCs. The pericyte evidence relies on the so-...

  5. Corrosion testing using isotopes

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    Hohorst, Frederick A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1995-12-05

    A method for determining the corrosion behavior of a material with respect to a medium in contact with the material by: implanting a substantially chemically inert gas in a matrix so that corrosion experienced by the material causes the inert gas to enter the medium; placing the medium in contact with the material; and measuring the amount of inert gas which enters the medium. A test sample of a material whose resistance to corrosion by a medium is to be tested, composed of: a body of the material, which body has a surface to be contacted by the medium; and a substantially chemically inert gas implanted into the body to a depth below the surface. A test sample of a material whose resistance to corrosion by a medium is to be tested, composed of: a substrate of material which is easily corroded by the medium, the substrate having a surface; a substantially chemically inert gas implanted into the substrate; and a sheet of the material whose resistance to corrosion is to be tested, the sheet being disposed against the surface of the substrate and having a defined thickness.

  6. Microbiologically induced corrosion

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    Biological attack is a problem that can affect all metallic materials in a variety of environments and systems. In the power industry, corrosion studies have focused on condensers and service water systems where slime, barnacles, clams, and other macro-organisms are easily detected. Efforts have been made to eliminate the effect of these organisms through the use of chlorination, backflushing, organic coating, or thermal shock. The objective is to maintain component performance by eliminating biofouling and reducing metallic corrosion. Recently, corrosion of power plant components by micro-organisms (bacteria) has been identified even in very clean systems. A system's first exposure to microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC) occurs during its first exposure to an aqueous environment, such as during hydrotest or wet layup. Corrosion of buried pipelines by sulfate-reducing bacteria has been studied by the petrochemical industry for years. This paper discusses various methods of diagnosing, monitoring, and controlling MIC in a variety of systems, as well as indicates areas where further study is needed

  7. Anti Corrosive Rubber Coating

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    Atul J. Shah, G.B. Bhagchandani

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this review is to describe some of the important topics related to the use of marine and protective coatings for anti-corrosive purposes. In this context,” protective” refers to coatings for containers, off shore construction, pipe lines, pumps, steel structures, chemical equipment, bridged, storage tanks and petrochemical plants. The review aims at providing a thorough picture of state-of-the-art in anti-corrosive coatings systems. International and national legislation aiming at reducing the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs have caused significant changes in the anti-corrosive coating industries. An important aspect in the development of new VOC –compliant, high performance anti-corrosive coating system is a thorough knowledge of the components in anti-corrosive coatings, their interaction, their advantages and limitations as well as detailed knowledge on the failure modes of anticorrosive coatings. The different types of anticorrosive coatings are presented, and the most widely applied generic types of binders and pigments in anticorrosive coatings

  8. Alzheimer, vascular y mixta

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    Jos\\u00E9 Luis Acosta-Pati\\u00F1o

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: evaluar la eficacia de la galantamina sobre los síntomas de demencia tipo Alzheimer, vascular o mixta en pacientes ambulatorios. Material y métodos: estudio experimental Fase IV en donde se incluyeron 32 pacientes con diagnóstico de demencia con base en el DSM-IV, se les administró solución gotas de galantamina con incremento gradual de la dosis, durante tres meses: 8, 16 y 24 mg/día, evaluando cada mes; tolerabilidad, eventos adversos, se aplicó y evaluó el minimental de Folstein. Resultados: concluyeron el estudio 27 sujetos, 13 mujeres (48.14% y 14 hombres (51.85%; edad 45 a 89 años, promedio 75.04 ± 10.6 años, 21 con demencia mixta (77.7% y 6 con demencia vascular (22.2%. Se observó eficacia muy buena: 20 (74.07% y buena en 7 (25.92%. Efectos adversos 15.5 %, todos leves (náusea y vómito sin requerir suspensión del tratamiento. Conclusión: El uso de galantamina por tres meses mejoró el estado psicomotor y cognoscitivo en los pacientes demencia vascular y mixta.

  9. [Vascular erectile dysfunction].

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    Odriozola, Ander Astobieta; Quintanilla, Mikel Gamarra; Arias, José Gregorio Pereira; Tamayo, Asier Leibar; González, Gaspar Ibarluzea

    2010-10-01

    Vascular etiology is present in up to 60% of the patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). Both small vessel disease, such as that in diabetes mellitus, and arteriosclerosis of bigger size arteries, as in hypertension, cause arterial insufficiency and erectile dysfunction. Tobacco smoking alters the arterial hemodynamics in the penis, causing erectile dysfunction in a high percentage of advanced age smokers: pelvic arteries fibrosis and stenosis accelerates the existing arteriosclerosis. Venous occlusive dysfunction may be due to the decrease of corpora cavernosa compliance or tunica albuginea inherent anomalies. Vascular endothelial growth factor may play a role in the modulation of vascularization of the normal penile architecture. Various events, all of them important, may cause erectile dysfunction. Moreover, no cause can participate independently. A cascade of situations (including psychological factors as well as organic) may lead to erectile dysfunction. A continuous understanding of organic causes of erectile dysfunction will allow physicians to discover treatments for their correction, as well as to give confidence to the patient. PMID:20978287

  10. Acoustic monitoring techniques for corrosion degradation in cemented waste canisters

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    This report describes work carried out to investigate acoustic emission as a monitor of corrosion and degradation of wasteforms, in cemented containers, where the waste is a potentially reactive metal. Electronic monitoring equipment has been designed, built and tested to allow long-term monitoring of a number of waste packages simultaneously. Acoustic monitoring experiments were made on a range of 1 litre cemented Magnox and Aluminium samples cast into canisters comparing the acoustic events with hydrogen gas evolution rates and electrochemical corrosion rates. The attenuation of the acoustic signals by the cement grout under a range of conditions has been studied to determine the volume of wasteform that can be satisfactorily monitored by one transducer. The final phase of the programme monitored the acoustic events from full size (200 litre) cemented, inactive, simulated aluminium swarf waste packages prepared at AEA waste cementation plant at Winfrith. 3 refs., 17 figs., 2 tabs

  11. Acoustic monitoring techniques for corrosion degradation in cemented waste canisters

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    This report describes work carried out to investigate acoustic emission as a monitor of corrosion and degradation of wasteforms where the waste is potentially reactive metal. Electronic monitoring equipment has been designed, built and tested to allow long-term monitoring of a number of waste packages simultaneously. Acoustic monitoring experiments were made on a range of 1 litre cemented Magnox and aluminium samples cast into canisters comparing the acoustic events with hydrogen gas evolution rates and electrochemical corrosion rates. The attenuation of the acoustic signals by the cement grout under a range of conditions has been studied to determine the volume of wasteform that can be satisfactorily monitored by one transducer. The final phase of the programme monitored the acoustic events from full size (200 litre) cemented, inactive, simulated aluminium swarf wastepackages prepared at the AEA waste cementation plant at Winfrith. (Author)

  12. Plasticity and corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy WE43

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    Walke, W.; Hadasik, E.; Przondziono, J.; Kuc, D.; Bednarczyk, I.; Niewielski, G.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which magnesium alloy WE43 is susceptible to metal forming and to assess its structure after hot forming. Corrosion resistance evaluation of WE43 alloy in NaCl solutions, after casting and extrusion forging, was also made. Basic groups of magnesium alloys for plastic forming were characterised.Design/methodology/approach: Formability of magnesium alloy WE43 was determined on the ground of uni-axial compression tests in the tempera...

  13. Anisotropy of nickel release and corrosion in austenitic stainless steels.

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    Reclaru, L; Lüthy, H; Ziegenhagen, R; Eschler, P-Y; Blatter, A

    2008-05-01

    The study of 316L-type stainless steel reveals a significant anisotropy of nickel release that is dependent on the orientation of the test surface with respect to the casting and rolling direction. Cross-sectional specimens (transversal cuts with respect to the rolling direction) show a substantially higher sensitivity to corrosion phenomena compared with longitudinal cuts and they release nickel ions at rates 10-100 times higher. These findings indicate that orientation needs to be taken into account when interpreting test results, in particular when comparing different grades of austenitic stainless steel, as well as in product and production design. PMID:18054530

  14. Behaviour of oxygen in cast irons

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    T. Elbel

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Cast irons are the basic structural material and they form 75% of the world production of castings. The crystallization of cast iron and the formation of graphite are a complex process influencing by oxygen. The aim of our study is to identify the role of oxygen in Fe-C-Si melts.Design/methodology/approach: Continuous comparison of changes in metal composition and oxygen activity during melting, pouring, and solidification of experimental castings, using metallographic methods and microanalysis. Determination of total oxygen content in cast iron by the high temperature extraction method.Findings: Oxygen activity in graphitic cast irons is determined during manufacture of liquid metal and its pouring mainly by carbon and silicon activities. Silicon deoxidates cast irons at lower temperatures, at higher temperatures this function is taken over by carbon. Logarithmic dependences of oxygen activity on temperature for individual graphite forms (lamellar, vermicular, and spheroidal ones have been obtained. Determination of total oxygen content in cast iron on the other hand gives valuable information for controlling surface and internal quality of cast irons.Practical implications: Possibility of control the cast iron structure and graphitization during crystallization by monitoring the oxygen content with an indirect method of oxygen activity measurement in the melt before metal pouring the mould.Originality/value: The used method gives reproducible results which are comparable under different conditions of metal melting and pouring. Obtained knowledge extends the understanding in the field of cast irons crystallization by less known influence of oxygen.

  15. Prediction of Part Distortion in Die Casting

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    R. Allen Miller

    2005-03-30

    The die casting process is one of the net shape manufacturing techniques and is widely used to produce high production castings with tight tolerances for many industries. An understanding of the stress distribution and the deformation pattern of parts produced by die casting will result in less deviation from the part design specification, a better die design and eventually more productivity and cost savings. This report presents methods that can be used to simulate the die casting process in order to predict the deformation and stresses in the produced part and assesses the degree to which distortion modeling is practical for die casting at the current time. A coupled thermal-mechanical finite elements model was used to simulate the die casting process. The simulation models the effect of thermal and mechanical interaction between the casting and the die. It also includes the temperature dependant material properties of the casting. Based on a designed experiment, a sensitivity analysis was conducted on the model to investigate the effect of key factors. These factors include the casting material model, material properties and thermal interaction between casting and dies. To verify the casting distortion predictions, it was compared against the measured dimensions of produced parts. The comparison included dimensions along and across the parting plane and the flatness of one surface.

  16. Rapid casting and new technologies in investment casting

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    Claudia Marcela Sánchez R; Carlos Julio Cortés Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    Rapid prototyping is a manufacturing process which is different to traditional methods as material is not removed or formed but added to obtain the designed pieces. It is not lust used for manufacturing finished products but in manufacturing tooling for speeding up other manufacturing processes. This paper introduces rapid prototyping as a support technique for the lost wax process (investment casting). It gives a brief description of the different techniques implemented to date and materials...

  17. Residual stresses in castings produced by press die casting technology

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    Novoselovic?, D.; Budic?, I.; Samardz?ic?, I.

    2015-01-01

    The influence of technological parameters on residual stresses in pressure die castings is analysed in this paper. In order for the residual stresses to be as low as possible the optimization of technological parameters is necessary. The centrally composed plan of experiment 24cs is used in the investigation. Technologically influencing parameters are changed according to the mentioned plan of experiment and they are: temperature of pouring, rate of die cavity filling with the melt, post pres...

  18. Copper alloys in investment casting technology

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    S. Rzadkosz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents research results in the field of casting technology of copper and copper alloys using the investment casting technology, both from historical as well as modern technology perspective. The analysis of exemplary elements of the old casting moulds is included, as well as the Bronze Age casts. The chemical content of various copper alloys was determined and the application of lost wax method was confirmed in the Bronze Age workshop. At present, investment casting method is used for manufacturing high-quality casts, especially products for power engineering that is why it demands respecting very rigorous technological requirements. The casts were characterised based on microstructure research, chemical composition and conductivity in relation to oxygen content.

  19. The design of an instrumented rebar for assessment of corrosion in cracked reinforced concrete

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    Pease, Bradley Justin; Geiker, Mette Rica

    2011-01-01

    An instrumented rebar is presented which was designed to have a realistic mechanical performance and to provide location dependent measurements to assess the environment with regards to reinforcement corrosion. The instrumented rebar was constructed from a hollowed 10 mm nominal diameter standard rebar with 17 electronically isolated corrosion sensors. Instrumented and standard rebars were cast into concrete beams and bending cracks were induced and held open using steel frames. Epoxy impregnation was used to assess and compare cracks in the concrete around the instrumented and standard rebar. As bending-induced cracks reached the reinforcement, slip and separation occurred along the concrete-reinforcement interface. Cracks in the concrete surrounding standard and instrumented rebars are largely similar in appearance; however, sensors protruding from the instrumented rebar reduced the separation between the steel and concrete. Cracked beams with cast-in instrumented and standard rebars were ponded with a 10\\% chloride solution and the open circuit corrosion potential (OCP) of the 17 sensors was measured for up to 62 days. Measurements from the individual sensors indicate when and where active corrosion may be thermodynamically favored based upon the local environmental conditions. Results indicated the length along the instrumented rebar where active corrosion was thermodynamically favored increased with exposure time due to the increased aggressivity of the local environmental conditions.

  20. Corrosion Failures: Identification, Diagnosis & Remedies

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    Shawki, G. S. A.

    1988-01-01

    This paper deals with the nature, typical surface features and common forms of corrosion. It also reports corrosion rates in various locations and under differing environmental conditions, viz. tropical, marine, urban and industrial. Rates of corrosion failures may well overweigh those of mechanical failures. Measures taken to control corrosion, mainly include proper selection of materials, application of suitable protective coatings, alteration of environment and careful design of compone...

  1. Corrosion-resistant metal surfaces

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    Sugama, Toshifumi (Wading River, NY)

    2009-03-24

    The present invention relates to metal surfaces having thereon an ultrathin (e.g., less than ten nanometer thickness) corrosion-resistant film, thereby rendering the metal surfaces corrosion-resistant. The corrosion-resistant film includes an at least partially crosslinked amido-functionalized silanol component in combination with rare-earth metal oxide nanoparticles. The invention also relates to methods for producing such corrosion-resistant films.

  2. Radiography can find corrosion

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    Some of the advantages and limitations of using X-ray techniques to assess the severity of pitting corrosion in copper plumbing services were encountered recently. In an isolated maximum security area the services were run in basement walkways, the copper pipes being laid on brackets which held them clear of the concrete base. The location was ideal for use of X-ray techniques, which offered a means of checking short sections (18'') of the pipework without interrupting the supply. The radiographs indicated that pitting corrosion was widespread and shows the great value of X-ray examination as an aid to corrosion technology in the field, but also highlights the need for a rational interpretation of results in conjunction with other methods of visual and destructive assessment. (author)

  3. [Studies on the contract of the casting. (I). Influence of casting condition (author's transl)].

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    Matsumoto, N; Nasu, T; Hikichi, H; Noguchi, H

    1976-09-01

    A study was made of the contraction of the Silver-Indium alloy due to the difference of the casting condition, by mean of the quartz pipe, whose thermal-expansion coefficient was very small. The results were as follows. 1) The higher the mold temperature, the smaller the casting shrinkage. 2) When the casting pressure was extremely low the casting shrinkage was great. But if the casting pressure was over 0.16 kg/cm2, the casting shrinkage didn't change. 3) The bigger the sprue size, the smaller the casting shrinkage. 4) The casting temperature of the alloy, the cooling system, the amount of the metal and the form of the wax pattern showed that the casting shrinkage remain the same. PMID:792363

  4. Inner surface roughness of complete cast crowns made by centrifugal casting machines.

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    Ogura, H; Raptis, C N; Asgar, K

    1981-05-01

    Six variables that could affect the surface roughness of a casting were investigated. The variables were (1) type of alloy, (2) mold temperature, (3) metal casting temperature, (4) casting machine, (5) sandblasting, and (6) location of each section. It was determined that the training portion of a complete cast crown had rougher surfaces than the leading portion. Higher mold and casting temperatures produced rougher castings, and this effect was more pronounced in the case of the base metal alloy. Sandblasting reduced the roughness, but produced scratched surfaces. Sandblasting had a more pronounced affect on the surface roughness of the base metal alloy cast either at a higher mold temperature or metal casting temperature. The morphology and the roughness profile of the original cast surface differed considerably with the type of alloy used. PMID:7012322

  5. Corrosion resistant PEM fuel cell

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    Fronk, Matthew Howard; Borup, Rodney Lynn; Hulett, Jay S.; Brady, Brian K.; Cunningham, Kevin M.

    2011-06-07

    A PEM fuel cell having electrical contact elements comprising a corrosion-susceptible substrate metal coated with an electrically conductive, corrosion-resistant polymer containing a plurality of electrically conductive, corrosion-resistant filler particles. The substrate may have an oxidizable metal first layer (e.g., stainless steel) underlying the polymer coating.

  6. A SURVEY OF SOIL FOR DETERMINATION OF CORROSION FACTORS ON WATER PIPE WITHIN TEHRAN AREA

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    Razeghi, M.; Jamshidnia; Behnoud

    1980-01-01

    Corrosion of water and gas pipes is not desirable from the view point of health, economy and nuisances. There are many factors in soil which attack the metal pipes for corrosion. (Steel, Cast, Iron and Like). That is why the designer of metal pipes for conveyance of metal pipes for conveyance of water and gas should be aware of these factors and pay nutmost care in selection of pipes and protection facilities. The results of research and surveys in different areas of the world indicate that t...

  7. Plasticity and corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy WE43

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    W. Walke

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which magnesium alloy WE43 is susceptible to metal forming and to assess its structure after hot forming. Corrosion resistance evaluation of WE43 alloy in NaCl solutions, after casting and extrusion forging, was also made. Basic groups of magnesium alloys for plastic forming were characterised.Design/methodology/approach: Formability of magnesium alloy WE43 was determined on the ground of uni-axial compression tests in the temperature from 200 to 450°C and with deformation rate within the range from 0.01 to 10 s-1. The structure of the alloy after hot forming was presented. Corrosion tests of magnesium alloy WE43 were carried out in solutions with concentration of 0.01-2 M NaCl with application of electrochemical testing system VoltaLab®PGP201. Electrochemical corrosion resistance was evaluated on the ground of registered anodic polarisation curves by means of potentiodynamic method.Findings: It was proved that resistance of magnesium alloy WE43 in temperature range from 200 to 300°C is limited. It was found that recrystallization begins during strain application at the temperature of 350°C. Strain at the temperature of 450°C guarantees full recrystallization of the alloy. The results of carried out corrosion tests explicitly show deterioration of corrosion characteristics of magnesium alloy WE43 together with increase of molar concentration of NaCl solution.Practical implications: The tests results regarding the effect of strain parameters on magnesium alloy WE43 formability may be employed in preparation of metal forming technology for the alloy. In corrosion tests it was proved that irrespective of molar concentration of NaCl solution, pitting corrosion is present in the tested alloy. It proves it is necessary to apply protective layers on elements made of WE43 alloy, irrespective of its state of delivery.Originality/value: Tests of technological plasticity enabled to determine the dependence of yield stress on temperature and rate of strain. Electrochemical corrosion tests showed that WE43 alloy obtained in extrusion features slightly higher corrosion characteristics.

  8. Susceptibility of copper to general and pitting corrosion in highly saline groundwater

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    In Sweden and Finland the spent nuclear fuel is planned to be encapsulated in cast iron canisters that have an outer shield made of copper, which is responsible for the corrosion protection. In this work the susceptibility of Cu OFP to general and pitting corrosion was investigated in highly saline groundwater at T = 80 deg C and p = 14 MPa using electrochemical techniques in autoclave conditions. The effect of pressure was investigated by conducting tests at p = 2, 7 and 14 MPa. The main observations made are: Because pressure has a clear effect on the voltammetric and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy response of Cu OFP, this kind of tests should be performed at the representative pressure of 14 MPa; The corrosion potential of Cu OFP in all test runs was in the range of -0.15 VSHE CORR SHE; At the corrosion potential active dissolution (corrosion) of Cu OFP takes place. The corrosion rate based on weight loss measurements of corrosion coupons after a seven day exposure was, 0.02 mm/year; The measurement results are in line with the thermodynamic calculations presented in the SKI Report 98:19, concerning the influence of Cl- content on the dissolution of copper

  9. Effect of microstructure on corrosion behavior of Ag-30Cu-27Sn alloy in vitro media

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    Highlights: • High cooling rates decrease the number of Ag intermetallic particles in Cu-rich phase. • Increasing cooling rate improves corrosion behavior of Ag-30Cu-27Sn dental alloy. • Cathode/anode ratio in Cu-rich phases determines the corrosion behavior of alloy. - Abstract: In the present work, three simple heat treatment cycles were used to study the effects of microstructure on electrochemical corrosion behavior of Ag-30Cu-27Sn dental alloy. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements and potentiodynamic polarization tests were carried out to investigate the corrosion behavior of as-cast and heat treated samples in synthetic saliva solution. The presence of intermetallic compounds were studied by X-ray diffraction method (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray detector (EDAX). The microstructural observations and electrochemical corrosion results revealed that, increasing the cooling rate improves the corrosion behavior of under investigation samples. Improvement of the corrosion behavior is attributed to reducing the area of fine distributed Ag3Sn islands in the Cu-rich matrix which decrease the cathode/anode ratio of microgalvanic cells

  10. A wear and corrosion resistant ?-ferrite toughened Fe9Cr9Si2 ternary intermetallic alloy

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    Mechanical moving components working under corrosion or elevated temperature aggressive service conditions demand tribological materials having excellent combinations of wear and corrosion resistance. Most conventional high-performance wear resistant materials such as high Cr cast irons lack adequate corrosion resistance, while most corrosion resistant materials such as stainless steels are poor in resisting wear. In this paper, a novel ?-ferrite toughened Fe9Cr9Si2 wear and corrosion resistant ternary intermetallic alloy was developed with a microstructure consisting of small amount of dispersive ? particles well distributed in the continuous matrix of Fe9Cr9Si2 (referred as ?/Fe9Cr9Si2 alloy). Corrosion properties were evaluated using the anodic polarization methods in H2SO4 and NaCl water solutions. Wear resistance was tested under room-temperature block-on-wheel dry sliding wear test conditions. Due to the unique chemical composition of both the Cr and Si highly alloyed ? and the ?-phase Fe9Cr9Si2, the ?/Fe9Cr9Si2 alloy exhibited outstanding corrosion resistance. Due to the excellent combination of high hardness and the strong covalent-dominant atomic bonds of ?-Fe9Cr9Si2, the excellent toughness and ductility of ? and the unique chemical city of ? and the unique chemical composition induced oxidation wear, the ?-toughened Fe9Cr9Si2 ?-based alloy exhibited outstanding dry sliding wear resistance

  11. Corrosion resistance of AZ31 alloy after plastic working in NaCl solutions

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    W. Walke

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assess corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy AZ31 (Mg-Al-Zn alloy after plastic working in NaCl solutions. It presents currently applied methods of magnesium alloys plastic working. Basic groups of magnesium alloys that are used for plastic working have been discussed.Design/methodology/approach: Corrosion tests of AZ31 alloy were carried out in solution with concentration of 0.01-2 M NaCl with application of the system for electrochemical tests VoltaLab®PGP201. Resistance to electrochemical corrosion was evaluated on the ground of registered anodic polarisation curves by means of potentiodynamic method. Immersion tests were carried out in NaCl solutions in the time of 1-5 days. Scanning microscopy enabled to present microstructure of AZ31 after immersion tests.Findings: Results of all carried out tests explicitly prove deterioration of corrosion properties of magnesium alloy AZ31 with the increase in molar concentration of NaCl solution.Practical implications: It was determined that irrespective of molar concentration of NaCl solution pitting corrosion was found in the tested alloy. It proves that application of protective coating on elements made of the tested alloy is necessary.Originality/value: Literature gives the results of corrosion tests with reference to cast alloy AZ31. Tests of corrosion resistance of hot rolled AZ31 in chloride solutions have been made for the first time.

  12. Corrosion of Iron Experiment

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    The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this demonstration on corrosion. The laboratory exercise will allow students the opportunity to "observe the electrochemical nature of the changes in an iron nail when it corrodes and to investigate methods to protect it." Ways of preventing corrosion include protecting the metal with a more active metal and excluding oxygen and moisture from the material's surface with a protective coating. The lesson includes a step by step explanation of the laboratory procedure, discussion questions and teacher notes.

  13. Environment-sensitive cyclic crack growth of CF8M cast stainless steel in PWR primary water

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    The fatigue crack growth rates for A 351-CF8M cast stainless steel were determined at the temperature of 2880C in air and PWR primary water. The waveform was 1 Hz and 17 mHz sinusoidal and the load ratios were 0.2 - 0.85. The result showed measurable (factors of 2 to 10) increase in crack growth rates due to the environment. However, these rates were well within the known band of results for low-alloy pressure vessel and low-carbon piping steels in LWR environments. An extensive fractographic investigation showed fatigue fracture surfaces consisting of brittle-like features. This morphology is similar to that resulting from the environmental assistance mechanism producing crack growth due to stress corrosion cracking. The results are compared to the results of cast stainless steel corrosion fatigue in reactor water in the literature

  14. Pressure rig for repetitive casting

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    Vasquez, Peter (inventor); Hutto, William R. (inventor); Philips, Albert R. (inventor)

    1989-01-01

    The invention is a pressure rig for repetitive casting of metal. The pressure rig performs like a piston for feeding molten metal into a mold. Pressure is applied to an expandable rubber diaphragm which expands like a balloon to force the metal into the mold. A ceramic cavity which holds molten metal is lined with blanket-type insulating material, necessitating only a relining for subsequent use and eliminating the lengthy cavity preparation inherent in previous rigs. In addition, the expandable rubber diaphragm is protected by the insulating material thereby decreasing its vulnerability to heat damage. As a result of the improved design the life expectancy of the pressure rig contemplated by the present invention is more than doubled. Moreover, the improved heat protection has allowed the casting of brass and other alloys with higher melting temperatures than possible in the conventional pressure rigs.

  15. Search for chameleons with CAST

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    Anastassopoulos, V; Aune, S; Barth, K; Belov, A; Bräuninger, H; Cantatore, G; Carmona, J M; Cetin, S A; Christensen, F; Collar, J I; Dafni, T; Davenport, M; Desch, K; Dermenev, A; Eleftheriadis, C; Fanourakis, G; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Friedrich, P; Galán, J; García, J A; Gardikiotis, A; Garza, J G; Gazis, E N; Geralis, T; Giomataris, I; Hailey, C; Haug, F; Hasinoff, M D; Hofmann, D H H; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Jacoby, J; Jakobsen, A; Jakov?i?, K; Kaminski, J; Karuza, M; Kavuk, M; Kr?mar, M; Krieger, C; Krüger, A; Laki?, B; Laurent, J M; Liolios, A; Ljubi?i?, A; Luzón, G; Neff, S; Ortega, I; Papaevangelou, T; Pivovarov, M J; Raffelt, G; Riege, H; Rosu, M; Ruz, J; Savvidis, I; Solanki, S K; Vafeiadis, T; Villar, J A; Vogel, J K; Yildiz, S C; Zioutas, K; Brax, P; Lavrentyev, I; Upadhye, A

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    In this work we present a search for (solar) chameleons with the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST). This novel experimental technique, in the field of dark energy research, exploits both the chameleon coupling to matter ($\\beta_{\\rm m}$) and to photons ($\\beta_{\\gamma}$) via the Primakoff effect. By reducing the X-ray detection energy threshold used for axions from 1$\\,$keV to 400$\\,$eV CAST became sensitive to the converted solar chameleon spectrum which peaks around 600$\\,$eV. Even though we have not observed any excess above background, we can provide a 95% C.L. limit for the coupling strength of chameleons to photons of $\\beta_{\\gamma}\\!\\lesssim\\!10^{11}$ for $1<\\beta_{\\rm m}<10^6$.

  16. Microstructure 2007of WE43 casting magnesium alloy

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    A. Kie?bus

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: WE43 is a high-strength magnesium alloy characterized by good mechanical properties both at an ambient and elevated temperature (up to 300°C. It contains mainly yttrium and neodymium. The aim of this paper is to present the results of research on the microstructure of the WE43 magnesium alloy in an as-cast condition.Design/methodology/approach: For the microstructure observation, a Reichert metallographic microscope MeF2 and a HITACHI S-3400N scanning electron microscope with a Thermo Noran EDS equipped with SYSTEM SIX were used. A qualitative phase analysis was performed with a JEOL JDX-7S diffractometer. Microstrucutral examinations were performed JEOL 3010 transmission electron microscope.Findings: Based on the investigation carried out it was found that the microstructure of WE43 alloy after continuous casting consists of ?-Mg matrix and irregular precipitates of Mg41Nd5, rectangular particles of MgY phase, particles of Mg24Y5, longitudinal precipitates of ? (Mg14Nd2Y compound at grain boundaries and the grain interiors. All of these phases contain yttrium and neodymium. Research limitations/implications: Future researches should contain investigations of the influence of heat treatment parameters on microstructure, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of WE43 alloy.Practical implications: WE43 magnesium alloy is used in the aircraft industry, for wheels, engine casings, gear box casings and rotor heads in helicopters. Results of investigation may be useful for development casting technology of the Mg-Y-Nd alloys.Originality/value: The results of the researches make up a basis for the next investigations of magnesium alloys with addition of Y and Nd designed to exploitation at temperature to 300°C.

  17. The cavitational erosion resistance of the B2-type Fe-Al casting alloys

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    R. Jasionowski

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The problem of the destruction of turbo-machinery components is very complex, because it consists of processes of erosion and corrosion. The most dangerous factor is the cavitation phenomenon, which is very difficult to eliminate through the use of design solutions. It causes deterioration of the operating characteristics of machinery and equipment, such as water turbines, steam turbines, centrifugal pumps, screw vessels, cylinder liners with water-cooled engines, acoustic probe. The most commonly used method of limiting the destruction of cavitation phenomenon is the optimum choice of parameters of geometric and hydraulic machines, the appropriate design of elements and streamlined flow and providing working conditions of flow devices. The above-mentioned methods by design, the size of flow devices are limited, so better action to prevent the flow of erosion may use the material for greater resistance to erosion and cavitation corrosion is the alloy of intermetallic FeAl phase, which production costs are low compared to cast steel and cast iron alloy based on chromium and nickel.The paper presents results of an investigation carried out for cavitational resistance of the B2-type Fe-Al casting alloys using a flux-impact measuring device. The intermetallic FeAl alloys proved to have good resistance to this type of erosion in comparison to other construction materials, investigated by flux-impact device.

  18. Assessment the possibility of enhancing the tribological properties of the ferritic-austenitic cast steel

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the research was to explore the possibility of enhancing the tribological properties of the ferritic-austenitic cast steel which is widely used in combustion gas desulphurization systems in the power industry. The subject of the research is the GX2CrNiMoN25-6-3 cast steel, a material for making pump rotors and other parts intended for operation at a temperature of up to 70°C in a water suspension containing Cl- and SO4-2 ions and sand / gypsum particles. It seems that in some applications, at low dynamics of parts’ operation and a predominance of erosive phenomena over corrosive ones, there is a potential for using the ? phase as a structural constitu-ent that enhances the tribological properties. However, due to the increased brittleness of the material, a need arises for optimizing the quantity of this phase and carrying out detailed research into the morphology of precipitates. To describe the tribological properties, the testing of the erosive and corrosive wear mechanism was used, which was carried out on a test stand of the authors' own construction. Metallographic and stereological examinations and hardness tests were performed, which enabled the understanding of the successive stages of tribological wear of the cast steel under investigation. The increasing volumetric share of the ? phase advantageously influenced the erosive wear resistance of the material.

  19. Corrosion investigations of selected container materials for HLW disposal in rock salt formations

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    In safety analyses for a repository in rock salt also the ingress of brines during the post-operational phase and their contact with the waste forms is postulated. To provide an additional protection of HLW forms against radionuclide mobilization by attack of corrosive salt brines, the possibility of using a corrosion resistant packaging as a barrier during the high temperature phase (> 1000C) in the HLW disposal area is being investigated. This report describes the results of long-term immersion tests on the corrosion behaviour of the selected materials Ti 99.8-Pd, Hastelloy C4, fine-grained structural steel and cast steel, in a MgCl2-rich quinary brine (Q-brine). The investigated parameters were: temperature (900C, 1700C, 2000C), pressure (0,9 MPa, 13 MPa), gamma radiation (105 rad/h), and specimen-surface to medium-volume ratio (S/V = 1 cm2/5 cm3, 1 cm2/30 cm3, 1 cm2/60 cm3). Among the materials studied, Ti 99.8-Pd exhibits the highest corrosion resistance. After testing of about 600 days this material corroded at a very low rate ( 1 ?m/a), but it has been attacked by crevice corrosion. When it was exposed to irradiation (900C), considerable pitting corrosion was observed in addition to crevice corrosion and an increase in the corrosion rate (2.3 ?m/a). By using Hastelloy C4 the container should be adequatly shielded against gamma radiation. The two unalloyed steels have resisted local corrosion and stress corrosion cracking in Q-brine without irradiation. (orig./GL)

  20. Corrosion studies on selected packaging materials for disposal of high level wastes

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    In order to qualify corrosion resistant materials for high level waste (HLW) packagings acting as a long-term barrier in a rock salt repository, the corrosion behaviour of the preselected materials Ti 99.8-Pd, Hastelloy C4 and two unalloyed steels was investigated. The resistance of the materials to general corrosion, local corrosion and stress corrosion cracking was examined under postulated accident conditions in the repository by long-term immersion tests of up to 4 years duration and electrochemical methods. The parameters investigated were different salt brines, temperatures of 90 deg. C, 170 deg. C and 200 deg. C as well as a gamma radiation field of 103Gy/h (105rad/h). Among the materials studied, Ti 99.8-Pd exhibited the highest corrosion resistance. This material corroded at a very low rate (2O2, C103-bar) the susceptibility of Hastelloy C4 to local corrosion increased and strong pitting and crevice corrosion was observed at 90 deg. C. The electrochemical studies confirmed the tendency of this material to local corrosion. They show that the stability of the p They show that the stability of the protective passive layer is greatly reduced with increasing temperature. The two unalloyed steels (fine-grained steel and cast steel) were resistant to local and stress corrosion cracking in the absence of gamma radiation. However, the steels must be sufficiently protected against gamma radiation. An unalloyed steel seems to be the most promising material for a long-term HLW-packaging

  1. Strong exploration of a cast iron pipe failure model

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    A physical probabilistic failure model for buried cast iron pipes is described, which is based on the fracture mechanics of the pipe failure process. Such a model is useful in the asset management of buried pipelines. The model is then applied within a Monte-Carlo simulation framework after adding stochasticity to input variables. Historical failure rates are calculated based on a database of 81,595 pipes and their recorded failures, and model parameters are chosen to provide the best fit between historical and predicted failure rates. This provides an estimated corrosion rate distribution, which agrees well with experimental results. The first model design was chosen in a deliberate simplistic fashion in order to allow for further strong exploration of model assumptions. Therefore, first runs of the initial model resulted in a poor quantitative and qualitative fit in regards to failure rates. However, by exploring natural additional assumptions such as relating to stochastic loads, a number of assumptions were chosen which improved the model to a stage where an acceptable fit was achieved. The model bridges the gap between micro- and macro-level, and this is the novelty in the approach. In this model, data can be used both from the macro-level in terms of failure rates, as well as from the micro-level such as in terms of corrosion rates

  2. Introduction to the aqueous corrosion of metals

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    The aqueous corrosion of metals is a complicated phenomenon of deterioration whose understanding requires a multidisciplinary approach. Nevertheless, the main discipline allowing the study is electrochemistry: oxidizing power, phenomena explanation..In this chapter, are described the electrochemical aspects of corrosion and the principle of the experimental methods which derived from these aspects. Different corrosion forms are particularly developed: the uniform corrosion, the corrosion resistance, the passivity, the crevice corrosion, the pitting corrosion, the electrochemical corrosion, the deposition corrosion and the stress corrosion. In these processes, bacteria induce an alteration of the physico-chemistry of the medium. (O.M.)

  3. Expansion due to the anaerobic corrosion of iron

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    The proposed design for a final repository for spent fuel and other long-lived residues in Sweden is based on the multi-barrier principle. The waste will be encapsulated in sealed cylindrical canisters, which will then be placed in vertical storage holes drilled in a series of caverns excavated from the granite bedrock at a depth of about 500 m and surrounded by compacted bentonite clay. The canister design is based on a thick cast inner container, designed to provide mechanical strength and to keep individual fuel bundles at a safe distance from one another, thereby minimising the risk of criticality. The container is fitted inside an inherently corrosion resistant copper overpack that is designed to provide containment over the long timescales required. As part of the safety case for the repository, one of the scenarios being addressed by SKB involves the early mechanical failure of the outer copper overpack, allowing water to enter the outer container and corrode the inner one. One consequence of this failure would be the long-term build up of corrosion product, which could induce stresses in the spent fuel canister. A programme of experimental work was undertaken to investigate the effect of corrosion product formation on the generation of stresses in the outer copper container. This report describes the construction of an apparatus to directly measure the expansion caused by the anaerobic corrosion of ferrous material in a simulated repository environment whilst under representative compressive loads. This apparatus, known as the 'stress cell' consisted of a stack of interleaved carbon steel and copper discs that was subjected to a compressive load simulating the loads expected in a repository and immersed in simulated anoxic groundwater at 69 deg C. The stack was mounted in a rigid frame and a system of levers was used to amplify any expansion caused by corrosion; the expansion of the stack was measured using sensitive displacement transducers. Initially, three cells were set up: two contained alternate carbon steel and copper discs, and the third, a control cell, consisted of alternate stainless steel and copper discs. A slight contraction of the control cell was observed but no expansion was measured in the carbon steel-copper cells. Analytical measurements showed that the corrosion products were magnetite and hydrogen, indicating that anaerobic corrosion was occurring. In a second series of experiments, one experiment was carried out in which carbon steel was replaced with cast iron and in a further experiment air was allowed to enter the test chamber. No expansion was detected in either of these additional experiments. However, expansion was detected when a separate stack of copper and steel washers was corroded in ambient atmospheric conditions under very small compressive loads, and subjected to a wet-dry cycle, demonstrating that the experimental technique was capable of detecting corrosion-induced expansion if it were occurring. In parallel with the stress cell experiments, coupons of mild steel and cast iron were corroded in anoxic, artificial groundwater at 50 deg C and 80 deg C for several months. The coupons were examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to determine the mechanical properties and the structure of the corrosion product films, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to identify the chemical composition of the film. The report presents Young's modulus, thickness and hardness data for the oxides, which were much more compliant than the magnetite films formed at high temperatures, probably because of their high water content. The report considers the application of the results to assessing the performance of the SKB canister in a repository situation

  4. Expansion due to the anaerobic corrosion of iron

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    Smart, N.R.; Rance, A.P.; Fennell, P.A.H. [Serco Assurance, Culham Science Centre (United Kingdom)

    2006-12-15

    The proposed design for a final repository for spent fuel and other long-lived residues in Sweden is based on the multi-barrier principle. The waste will be encapsulated in sealed cylindrical canisters, which will then be placed in vertical storage holes drilled in a series of caverns excavated from the granite bedrock at a depth of about 500 m and surrounded by compacted bentonite clay. The canister design is based on a thick cast inner container, designed to provide mechanical strength and to keep individual fuel bundles at a safe distance from one another, thereby minimising the risk of criticality. The container is fitted inside an inherently corrosion resistant copper overpack that is designed to provide containment over the long timescales required. As part of the safety case for the repository, one of the scenarios being addressed by SKB involves the early mechanical failure of the outer copper overpack, allowing water to enter the outer container and corrode the inner one. One consequence of this failure would be the long-term build up of corrosion product, which could induce stresses in the spent fuel canister. A programme of experimental work was undertaken to investigate the effect of corrosion product formation on the generation of stresses in the outer copper container. This report describes the construction of an apparatus to directly measure the expansion caused by the anaerobic corrosion of ferrous material in a simulated repository environment whilst under representative compressive loads. This apparatus, known as the 'stress cell' consisted of a stack of interleaved carbon steel and copper discs that was subjected to a compressive load simulating the loads expected in a repository and immersed in simulated anoxic groundwater at 69 deg C. The stack was mounted in a rigid frame and a system of levers was used to amplify any expansion caused by corrosion; the expansion of the stack was measured using sensitive displacement transducers. Initially, three cells were set up: two contained alternate carbon steel and copper discs, and the third, a control cell, consisted of alternate stainless steel and copper discs. A slight contraction of the control cell was observed but no expansion was measured in the carbon steel-copper cells. Analytical measurements showed that the corrosion products were magnetite and hydrogen, indicating that anaerobic corrosion was occurring. In a second series of experiments, one experiment was carried out in which carbon steel was replaced with cast iron and in a further experiment air was allowed to enter the test chamber. No expansion was detected in either of these additional experiments. However, expansion was detected when a separate stack of copper and steel washers was corroded in ambient atmospheric conditions under very small compressive loads, and subjected to a wet-dry cycle, demonstrating that the experimental technique was capable of detecting corrosion-induced expansion if it were occurring. In parallel with the stress cell experiments, coupons of mild steel and cast iron were corroded in anoxic, artificial groundwater at 50 deg C and 80 deg C for several months. The coupons were examined using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to determine the mechanical properties and the structure of the corrosion product films, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to identify the chemical composition of the film. The report presents Young's modulus, thickness and hardness data for the oxides, which were much more compliant than the magnetite films formed at high temperatures, probably because of their high water content. The report considers the application of the results to assessing the performance of the SKB canister in a repository situation.

  5. Skin holes of titanium casting.

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    Miyakawa, O; Watanabe, K; Okawa, S; Nakano, S; Honma, H; Kobayashi, M; Shiokawa, N

    1993-12-01

    The present study describes refractories which contribute to formation of skin holes of Ti casting. Plates consisting of quartz (Qu) and cristobalite (Cr) powders and Qu- and Cr-MgO mixtures were fired at high temperatures and used as phosphate-free molds. The cross-section of the castings was investigated using an optical microscope and an electron probe microanalyzer. Whereas the castings into the Qu molds were almost complete, those into the Cr molds were incomplete. The surface reaction zone of the Qu molds formed a typical layered structure with fewer skin holes. That of the latter extended deeply into the interior with a net-shaped Ti-Si phase, cracks, and holes. Addition of MgO to Cr effectively improved the castability and changed the reaction zone to the typical layered structure. However, slender holes occurred along the mold wall. The overall area around the holes was contaminated by Si and Mg. Probably, this resulted from a reaction of forsterite with Ti. The reactivity difference between Qu and Cr was not related to the fired strength of mold. PMID:8004911

  6. Cast shadows in wide perspective.

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    Pont, Sylvia C; Wijntjes, Maarten W A; Oomes, Augustinus H J; van Doom, Andrea; van Nierop, Onno; de Ridder, Huib; Koenderink, Jan J

    2011-01-01

    We investigated the apparent spatial layout of cast shadows up to very wide fields of view. We presented up to 130 degrees wide images in which two 'flat poles' were standing on a green lawn under a cloudless blue sky on a sunny day. The poles threw sharp cast shadows on the green, of which one was fixed. The observer's task was to adjust the azimuth of the shadow of the other pole such that it fitted the scene. The source elevation was kept constant. The two cast shadows are, of course, parallel in physical space, but generically not in the picture plane because of the wide perspective. We found that observers made huge systematic errors, indicating that, generically, they fail to account for these perspective effects. The systematic deviations could be well described by a weighted linear combination of the directions in the picture plane and in the physical space, with weights that depended on the positions of, and distance between, the poles. PMID:22132508

  7. High Cr white cast iron/carbon steel bimetal liner by lost foam casting with liquid-liquid composite process

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Liners in wet ball mill for mineral processing industry must bear abrasive wear and corrosive wear, and consequently, the service life of the liner made from traditional materials, such as Hadfield steel and alloyed steels, is typically less than ten months. Bimetal liner, made from high Cr white cast iron and carbon steel, has been successfully developed by using liquid-liquid composite lost foam casting process. The microstructure and interface of the composite were analyzed using optical microscope, SEM, EDX and XRD. Micrographs indicate that the boundary of bimetal combination regions is staggered like dogtooth, two liquid metals are not mixed, and the interface presents excellent metallurgical bonding state. After heat treatment, the composite liner specimens have shown excellent properties, including hardness > 61 HRC, fracture toughness ?k >16.5 J·cm-2 and bending strength >1,600 MPa. Wear comparison was made between the bimetal composite liner and alloyed steel liner in an industrial hematite ball mill of WISCO, and the results of eight-month test in wet grinding environment have proved that the service life of the bimetal composite liner is three times as long as that of the alloyed steel liner.

  8. Computer precision simulation for titanium casting centrifugal mold filling of prescision titanium castings

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    Daming XU

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Computer simulation codes were developed based on proposed mathematical model for centrifugal mold filling processes and previous computer software for 3D mold filling and solidification of castings. Sample simulations were implemented for mold filling processes of precision titanium castings under gravity and different centrifugal casting techniques. The computation results show that the alloy melt has a much stronger mold filling ability for thin section castings unde a centrifugal force field than that only under the gravity. A "return back" mold filling manner is showed to be a reasonable technique for centrifugal casting processes, especially for thin section prcision castings.

  9. Impact Strength of Austenitic and Ferritic-Austenitic Cr-Ni Stainless Cast Steel in -40 and +20°C Temperature

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    Kalandyk B.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Studies described in this paper relate to common grades of cast corrosion resistant Cr-Ni steel with different matrix. The test materials were subjected to heat treatment, which consisted in the solution annealing at 1060°C followed by cooling in water. The conducted investigations, besides the microstructural characteristics of selected cast steel grades, included the evaluation of hardness, toughness (at a temperature of -40 and +20oC and type of fracture obtained after breaking the specimens on a Charpy impact testing machine. Based on the results of the measured volume fraction of ferrite, it has been found that the content of this phase in cast austenitic steel is 1.9%, while in the two-phase ferritic-austenitic grades it ranges from 50 to 58%. It has been demonstrated that within the scope of conducted studies, the cast steel of an austenitic structure is characterised by higher impact strength than the two-phase ferritic-austenitic (F-A grade. The changing appearance of the fractures of the specimens reflected the impact strength values obtained in the tested materials. Fractures of the cast austenitic Cr-Ni steel obtained in these studies were of a ductile character, while fractures of the cast ferritic-austenitic grade were mostly of a mixed character with the predominance of brittle phase and well visible cleavage planes.

  10. Local audit in vascular surgery.

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    1990-01-01

    A 2-year audit of the Southampton Vascular Unit showed marked discrepancies in workload from nationally accepted figures. All forms of reconstructive surgery except emergency aortic aneurysm grafting were performed more frequently than expected. The vascular population is elderly and at high risk from major surgery. Mortality was appreciable in all major vascular procedures and usually cardiac or renal related. The elderly population and resulting workload is likely to increase in the near fu...

  11. COPPER CORROSION RESEARCH UPDATE

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    Copper release and corrosion related issues continue to be important to many water systems. The objective of this presentation is to discuss the current state of copper research at the USEPA. Specifically, the role of aging on copper release, use of phosphates for copper corrosio...

  12. Corrosion inhibitor compositions

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    A corrosion inhibitor compositon for hydrocarbon fuels consisting essentially of, by weight, (A) about 75% to 95% of at least one polymerized unsaturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acid, said unsaturated acid having 16 to 18 carbons per molecule, and (B) about 5% to 25% of at least one monoalkenylsuccinic acid in which the alkenyl group as 8 to 18 carbons

  13. Structure and Corrosion Resistance of Ca50Mg20Cu30 Bulk Metallic Glasses

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    Babilas, Rafa?; Cesarz-Andraczke, Katarzyna; Babilas, Dorota; Simka, Wojciech

    2015-01-01

    The ternary Ca50Mg20Cu30 bulk metallic glass with thickness of 1 mm and width of 10 mm was successfully fabricated by conventional copper-mold casting method. The structural characterization of the alloy in the "as-cast" and after-annealing states was carried out using x-ray diffraction method. The corrosion behaviors of the glassy and crystalline samples were studied by electrochemical measurements and immersion tests in a 5% NaCl solution at room temperature. The amorphous alloy showed higher corrosion resistance than crystalline samples. The post-test analyses were conducted by scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy to examine the damage and chemical composition of the investigated surfaces.

  14. Oxidation and hot corrosion of coated and bare oxide dispersion strengthened superalloy MA-755E

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    Glasgow, T. K.; Santoro, G. J.

    1981-01-01

    Cyclic hot corrosion and oxidation of an experimental oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) superalloy MA-755E were conducted in a hot gas stream at Mach 0.3. The response of the ODS alloy, bare or with protective coatings, was similar to that of a conventional cast alloy, IN-792, in hot corrosion at 900 C. However, during oxidation at 1100 and 1150 C the ODS alloy differed from the cast alloy by developing a greater amount of subsurface porosity. Compared with a diffused aluminide coating, an electron beam vapor deposited NiCrAlY coating offered superior oxidation protection and decreased porosity formation. In additional testing, the tendency to form porosity was associated with the large grains of recrystallized powder metallurgy alloys but was independent of the presence of an oxide dispersion.

  15. Corrosion resistance of copper canister weld material

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    The proposed design for a final repository for spent fuel and other long-lived residues is based on the multi-barrier principle. The waste will be encapsulated in sealed cylindrical canisters, which will be placed in granite bedrock and surrounded by compacted bentonite clay. The canister design is based on a thick cast iron insert fitted inside a copper canister. SKB has since several years developed manufacturing processes for the canister components using a network of manufacturers. For the encapsulation process SKB has built the Canister Laboratory to demonstrate and develop the encapsulation technique in full scale. The critical part of the encapsulation of spent fuel is the sealing of the canister which is done by welding the copper lid to the cylindrical part of the canister. Two welding techniques have been developed in parallel, Electron Beam Welding (EBW) and Friction Stir Welding (FSW). During the past two decades, SKB has developed the technology EBW at The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge, UK. The development work at the Canister Laboratory began in 1999. In electron beam welding, a gun is used to generate the electron beam which is aimed at the joint. The beam heats up the material to the melting point allowing a fusion weld to be formed. The gun was developed by TWI and has a unique design for use at reduced pressure. The system has gone through a number of improvements under the last couple of years including implementation of a beam oscillation system. However, during fabrication of the outer copper canisters there will be some unavoidable grain growth in the welded areas. As grains grow they will tend to concentrate impurities at the new grain boundaries that might pose adverse effects on the corrosion resistance of welds. As a new method for joining, SKB has been developing friction stir welding (FSW) for sealing copper canisters for spent nuclear fuel in cooperation with TWI since 1997. FSW was invented in 1991 at TWI and is a thermo mechanical solid-state process, i.e. not a fusion welding method. The FSW tool consists of two parts: a tapered pin (or probe) and a shoulder. The function of the tool is to heat up the material by means of friction and, by virtue of its shape, force the material to flow around it and create a joint. This means that the problems encountered in fusion welding, for example unfavourable grain structure and size and segregation phenomena, can be avoided. The microstructure in copper resulting from FSW resembles the microstructure resulting from hot forming of the copper components in the canister. However, some impurities from the tool, such as metal particles, have been detected in the weld material. This study aimed to investigate whether the driving force of galvanic corrosion between weld material and base material could pose a problem and whether metallic particles originating from the FSW tool could induce and sustain corrosion. In this study, a surface untreated FSW tool was used to simulate the worst case scenario. For today's FSW welds, the tools have been surface treated which results in no detectable levels of metal particles in the weld. For the study described in this report, 9 samples from FSW (produced with surface untreated tools) and 1 EBW sample were investigated in this study. As result, the FSW samples show less corrosion compared to EBW and the residues from FSW tool do not influence corrosion adversely. Furthermore, copper oxides do not influence the corrosion properties of FSW welds noticeably. In conclusion, FSW for sealing copper canisters for spend nuclear fuel provides more durable welds from a corrosion point of view

  16. [The cast structure after vacuum-pressure casting and centrifugal casting].

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    Finger, W; Jung, T; Quast, U

    1975-02-01

    Evaluation of polished sections revealed the following: 1. Grain size in marginal areas of the crown is, in general, smaller than it is in the occlusal region. 2. Grain size varies depending on the casting method applied. Differences in hardness were found only to a limited extent. They were not always in line with the grain structure. This phenomenon deviating from the rule cannot satisfactorily be explained. The piping distribution was in accordance with observations made so far. PMID:1091455

  17. Corrosion potential analysis system

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    Kiefer, Karl F.

    1998-03-01

    Many cities in the northeastern U.S. transport electrical power from place to place via underground cables, which utilize voltages from 68 kv to 348 kv. These cables are placed in seamless steel pipe to protect the conductors. These buried pipe-type-cables (PTCs) are carefully designed and constantly pressurized with transformer oil to prevent any possible contamination. A protective coating placed on the outside diameter of the pipe during manufacture protects the steel pipe from the soil environment. Notwithstanding the protection mechanisms available, the pipes remain vulnerable to electrochemical corrosion processes. If undetected, corrosion can cause the pipes to leak transformer oil into the environment. These leaks can assume serious proportions due to the constant pressure on the inside of the pipe. A need exists for a detection system that can dynamically monitor the corrosive potential on the length of the pipe and dynamically adjust cathodic protection to counter local and global changes in the cathodic environment surrounding the pipes. The northeastern United States contains approximately 1000 miles of this pipe. This milage is critical to the transportation and distribution of power. So critical, that each of the pipe runs has a redundant double running parallel to it. Invocon, Inc. proposed and tested a technically unique and cost effective solution to detect critical corrosion potential and to communicate that information to a central data collection and analysis location. Invocon's solution utilizes the steel of the casing pipe as a communication medium. Each data gathering station on the pipe can act as a relay for information gathered elsewhere on the pipe. These stations must have 'smart' network configuration algorithms that constantly test various communication paths and determine the best and most power efficient route through which information should flow. Each network station also performs data acquisition and analysis tasks that ultimately determine the corrosion risk in a local area. The system has virtually no installation costs and can operate on battery power for at least two years.

  18. Mobile evaporator corrosion test results

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    Laboratory corrosion tests were conducted on eight candidates to select a durable and cost-effective alloy for use in mobile evaporators to process radioactive waste solutions. Based on an extensive literature survey of corrosion data, three stainless steel alloys (304L, 316L, AL-6XN), four nickel-based alloys (825, 625, 690, G-30), and titanium were selected for testing. The corrosion tests included vapor phase, liquid junction (interface), liquid immersion, and crevice corrosion tests on plain and welded samples of candidate materials. Tests were conducted at 80 degrees C for 45 days in two different test solutions: a nitric acid solution. to simulate evaporator conditions during the processing of the cesium ion-exchange eluant and a highly alkaline sodium hydroxide solution to simulate the composition of Tank 241-AW-101 during evaporation. All of the alloys exhibited excellent corrosion resistance in the alkaline test solution. Corrosion rates were very low and localized corrosion was not observed. Results from the nitric acid tests showed that only 316L stainless steel did not meet our performance criteria. The 316L welded interface and crevice specimens had rates of 22.2 mpy and 21.8 mpy, respectively, which exceeds the maximum corrosion rate of 20 mpy. The other welded samples had about the same corrosion resistance as the plain samples. None of the welded samples showed preferential weld or heat-affected zone (HAZ) attack. Vapor corrosion was negligible for all alloys. All of the alloys except 316L exhibited either open-quotes satisfactoryclose quotes (2-20 mpy) or open-quotes excellentclose quotes (<2 mpy) corrosion resistance as defined by National Association of Corrosion Engineers. However, many of the alloys experienced intergranular corrosion in the nitric acid test solution, which could indicate a susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in this environment

  19. Mobile evaporator corrosion test results

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    Rozeveld, A.; Chamberlain, D.B.

    1997-05-01

    Laboratory corrosion tests were conducted on eight candidates to select a durable and cost-effective alloy for use in mobile evaporators to process radioactive waste solutions. Based on an extensive literature survey of corrosion data, three stainless steel alloys (304L, 316L, AL-6XN), four nickel-based alloys (825, 625, 690, G-30), and titanium were selected for testing. The corrosion tests included vapor phase, liquid junction (interface), liquid immersion, and crevice corrosion tests on plain and welded samples of candidate materials. Tests were conducted at 80{degrees}C for 45 days in two different test solutions: a nitric acid solution. to simulate evaporator conditions during the processing of the cesium ion-exchange eluant and a highly alkaline sodium hydroxide solution to simulate the composition of Tank 241-AW-101 during evaporation. All of the alloys exhibited excellent corrosion resistance in the alkaline test solution. Corrosion rates were very low and localized corrosion was not observed. Results from the nitric acid tests showed that only 316L stainless steel did not meet our performance criteria. The 316L welded interface and crevice specimens had rates of 22.2 mpy and 21.8 mpy, respectively, which exceeds the maximum corrosion rate of 20 mpy. The other welded samples had about the same corrosion resistance as the plain samples. None of the welded samples showed preferential weld or heat-affected zone (HAZ) attack. Vapor corrosion was negligible for all alloys. All of the alloys except 316L exhibited either {open_quotes}satisfactory{close_quotes} (2-20 mpy) or {open_quotes}excellent{close_quotes} (<2 mpy) corrosion resistance as defined by National Association of Corrosion Engineers. However, many of the alloys experienced intergranular corrosion in the nitric acid test solution, which could indicate a susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in this environment.

  20. Corrosion Behaviour of Heat - Treated Al-6063/ SiCp Composites Immersed in 5 wt% NaCl Solution

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    Kenneth ALANEME

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The influence of SiC volume percent and temper conditions (namely, as-cast, solutionized, and artificial age hardening at 180°C and 195°C on the corrosion behaviour of Al (6063 composites and its monolithic alloy immersed in 5wt% NaCl solution has been investigated. Al (6063 - SiC particulate composites containing 6, 12 and 15 volume percent SiC were produced by premixing the SiC particles with borax additive and then adopting two step stir casting. Mass loss and corrosion rate measurements were utilized as criteria for evaluating the corrosion behaviour of the composites. The results show that the corrosion susceptibility of the Al (6063 - SiCp composites was higher than that of the monolithic alloy, and for most cases the corrosion rate of the composites increased with increase in volume percent of SiC. However, it was discovered that the nature of the passive films formed on the composites was sufficiently stable to reduce significantly the corrosion rate of the composites after 13days of immersion. This trend was observed to be consistent for all heat-treatment conditions utilized.