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Hassan Shayani-jam

Omid Pedram, Esmaeil Poursaeidi, Ramin Khamedi, Hassan Shayani-jam, Yousef Mollapour
Development of an accelerated test for pitting corrosion of CUSTOM 450 by rDHM

A key application of CUSTOM 450 alloy is in the construction of gas turbine compressor blades. The study of pitting corrosion can prevent the failure of many gas turbine compressor blades. In this study, a reflective digital holography microscopy method was employed to investigate the growth of pitting corrosion in depth. To this end, a constant potential of 350 mVSCE in a 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution was applied to the specimen. The generated pits were simulated in three dimensions, and it was indicated that pitting corrosion rate was decreased as time passed. Comparing the obtained experimental data with the data gathered from the real industrial environment surrounding a compressor installation, an accelerated test was proposed. By the proposed accelerated test, it is possible to produce a pit similar to the one that will be initiated and propagated at any time in the future in real conditions.



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