Influence of water vapour on high temperature oxidation of steels used in petroleum refinery heaters

Sultan, A.
Karakaya, İshak
Erdogan, M.
The oxidation behaviours of three different steels used in the construction of petroleum refinery heaters were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) technique. C-5, P-11 and P-22 steel samples were tested in two different environments: air and CO2+2H2O+7.52N2, a gas composition which simulates the combustion products of natural gas, at 450 and 500 degrees C. P-22 steel had the best oxidation resistance at both temperatures in air. In CO2+2H2O+7.52N2 environment, the oxidations of all the steels were accelerated and C-5 exhibited better oxidation resistance than P-22 and P-11.


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A. Sultan, İ. Karakaya, and M. Erdogan, “Influence of water vapour on high temperature oxidation of steels used in petroleum refinery heaters,” MATERIALS AND CORROSION-WERKSTOFFE UND KORROSION, pp. 119–126, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: