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Origin of the Significant Impact of Ta on the Creep Resistance of FeCrNi Alloys

Abstract : Heat resistant FeCrNi alloys are widely used in the petrochemical industry because they exhibit a unique combination of creep and oxidation resistance at temperatures exceeding 900°C. Their creep properties are often optimized by micro-additions of carbide forming elements. In the present work, the influence of Ta micro-additions has been experimentally investigated both on as-cast and aged microstructures to understand the origin of the significant impact of this element on the creep resistance. Calculations with thermocal software were also carried out to support experimental data. It is shown that a small addition of Ta is beneficial as it increases the volume fraction of stable MC carbides. We demonstrate also that additions of Ta may have a dramatic effect on the thermal stability of microstructures. This is attributed to a smaller equilibrium volume fraction of M23C6 and more pronounced heterogeneous precipitation at MC/matrix interfaces. The influence on the creep properties in then discussed.
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  • ARXIV : 2005.03309

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D. Magne, X. Sauvage, M. Couvrat. Origin of the Significant Impact of Ta on the Creep Resistance of FeCrNi Alloys. 148th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), Mar 2019, San Antonio, United States. pp.1057-1066. ⟨hal-02142243⟩

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