Influence of Oxygen Concentration on the Initiation of Dissolution Corrosion on 316L Austenitic Stainless Steel at 450°C

Oksana Klok, Konstantza Lambrinou, Serguei Gavrilov, Iris De Graeve

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    This work presents first results of the study on the influence of the LBE oxygen concentration on the initiation of dissolution corrosion in 316L austenitic stainless steels. 316L steel specimens were exposed at 450 °C to static liquid LBE with controlled and constant oxygen concentration of 10−5, 10−6 and 10−7 mass% for 1000 hours. Corroded specimens were analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Limited oxidation corrosion and no dissolution corrosion was observed in the specimens exposed to LBE containing 10−5 and 10−6 mass% oxygen, while dissolution corrosion with a maximum depth of 59 μm was found in the specimen exposed to LBE containing 10−7 mass% oxygen.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference proceedings: International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationNuclear Fuel and Material, Reactor Physics and Transport Theory; Innovative Nuclear Power Plant Design and New Technology Application
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - 17 Oct 2017
    Event2017 - 25th ICONE : International Conference on Nuclear Engineering - Shanghai International Convention Center, Shanghai
    Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017


    Conference2017 - 25th ICONE
    Abbreviated titleICONE-2017
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