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Structure and Properties of Welded Joints of 7CrMoVTiB10-10 (T24) Steel


Gas Tungsten Arc butt welded joints of tubes of 7CrMoVTiB10-10 made using bainitic-martensitic P 24-IG filler metal were found to be susceptible to root cracking. This was avoided by using the CMS-IG filler metal and austenitic EPRI P87 filler metal. Detailed coefficient of thermal expansion analysis for both filler metals was performed. Unfortunately, CMS-IG filler metal is characterized by a lower creep rupture strength than P 24-IG. For this reason, the joints were produced by the 141 method with using two filler metals: P 24- IG and EPRI P87. All the welded joints was characterized by the B quality level. Macrostructural, microstructural and hardness data for both welded joints are presented. The standard requirement, < 350 HV10, was marginally not met and was achieved through post weld heat treatment.

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