volume 122, issue 3, P305-316 2000
DOI: 10.1115/1.556187
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Abstract: Aging of power plants and competitive pressures to operate and maintain (O&M) these plants at reduced costs have heightened industry interest in life assessment and management technologies. Piping and tubing systems carrying high-pressure steam at temperatures exceeding 1000°F (530°C) have notably been the center of focus of many of these activities. Enormous progress has been made in understanding mechanisms of damage and their rate of evolution. Progressive application of improved calculational, nondestr…

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