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Cracking Of Stainless Steel Nozzle Sleeve

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Met-Tech

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  Fatigue Cracking Of A 316l Stainless Steel Nozzle Sleeve From A Chemical Processing Vessel Corrosion Assisted Fatigue Cracking Of A 316l Stainless Steel Nozzle Sleeve From A Chemical Processing Vessel Summary: A cracked nozzle sleeve stub from a chemical processing vessel of the proprietary vaporizer system was analyzed to determine the cause of cracking. […]


Cracked Nitrided Tool Steel Die Plate

Posted on July 9th, 2019 by Met-Tech

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  Failure Analysis of Fractured Tool Steel Die Plate Summary: A cracked polymer filament die plate was received for analysis to determine the cause of cracking. Results indicate the die plate cracked as a result of a brittle nitrided case and an insufficient cross-sectional area of the narrow ligament between the cap screw hole and […]

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Cracked Impeller Blade

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Met-Tech

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Failure Analysis of Cracked Impeller Blades SUMMARY: Two blade samples of a cracked ******************* centrifugal blower impeller blade was submitted for metallurgical analysis of the cracks. The cracks in the submitted blade samples were found to have initiated at corrosion pits on the leading edge of the blades. Initial propagation was by stress corrosion cracking […]

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