Development of high creep resistant MARBN steels for forged components in high efficient power plants

Ernst Plesiutschnig, Günter Zeiler, Christof Sommitsch, Coline Beal

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Over decades Böhler Special Steel has been a full package supplier of customized high quality special steels and forgings. Böhler Special Steel
fosters close relationships to plant manufacturers with the aim to provide products ahead of its time. This paper provides some results of our research activities to raise the operating temperatures of 9% Cr steels from 625 °C
(1157 °F) to 650 °C (1202 °F). Increasing the operating temperature requires adoptions of our processes and manufacturing methods to produce optimized microstructures which meet customer specifications and increase the
creep rupture strength at the same time. The microstructure of two Boron containing 9% Cr steels (FB2-2-LN and NPM1-LN) developed within the framework of our COST activities is compared after heat treatment and discussed after creep rupture. The results show a dependency of the creep rupture strength on the stability of precipitates and on the recovery of dislocations within the first 10 000 h of creep exposure at 650 °C. Heat treatment allows to reduce the total amount of dislocations and to decrease their recovery during creep. The creep rupture time of both steels was increased by more than 30 % without negatively affecting the creep rupture strain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 20th International Forgemasters Meeting - IFM 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event20th International Forgemasters Meeting - IFM 2017 - Congress Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 11 Sept 201715 Sept 2017


Conference20th International Forgemasters Meeting - IFM 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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