High Temperature Life Assessment

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By Greg Garic at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.. This article appears in the May/June 2013 issue of Inspectioneering Journal

Predicting the remaining life of components operating in the creep regime is one of the trickiest problems encountered in the fitness-for-service (FFS) world. Heater tubes, steam methane reformer tubes, and FCCU’s are a few of the components that can experience a combination of high temperature, stress, and long exposure resulting in the insidious degradation of the material via the process referred to as “creep.”

Creep behavior is easy to describe.

Creep is the time-dependent deformation of a material under load.

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