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Vahid Javaheri, David Porter, Veli-Tapani Kuokkala, Slurry erosion of steel – Review of tests, mechanisms and materials, Wear, Volumes 408–409, 2018, Pages 248-273, ISSN 0043-1648,

Slurry erosion of steel : review of tests, mechanisms and materials

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Author: Javaheri, Vahid1; Porter, David1; Kuokkala, Veli-Tapani2
Organizations: 1Department of Material Engineering and Production Technology, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4200, Finland
2Department of Material Science, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.B 589, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-06-27


Slurry erosion is a severe problem and a major concern for slurry handling equipment, as it leads to considerable expense caused by failures, downtime and material replacement costs. Slurry erosion is dependent on several parameters such as slurry properties, service conditions, and material properties. Hence, much high-quality research has been aimed at obtaining a fundamental understanding of this complex failure mode and developing new test methodologies and erosion resistant materials to minimize erosion rates. This is a review of the literature covering research into the effects of the main parameters influencing the slurry erosion of different types of steels, focusing on those which have been developed for pipeline applications. The types of bench-scale erosion test rigs, the mechanisms involved, and the behavior of different microstructures under slurry erosion conditions are discussed.

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Series: Wear. An international journal on the science and technology of friction, lubrication and wear
ISSN: 0043-1648
ISSN-E: 1873-2577
ISSN-L: 0043-1648
Volume: 408-409
Pages: 248 - 273
DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2018.05.010
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
Funding: The authors are grateful for financial support from the European Commission under grant number 675715 – MIMESIS – H2020-MSCAITN-2015, which is a part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks European Industrial Doctorate Programme.
EU Grant Number: (675715) MIMESIS - Mathematics and Materials Science for Steel Production and Manufacturing
Copyright information: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (