DOI: 15, 2021Proceedings Paper

Evaluation of the Creep Strength of 9Cr-1Mo-V and 1Cr-1Mo-1/4V Castings and Weldments Using Accelerated Creep Testing

Scot J. Laney


Knowledge of creep properties is vital in determining the allowable stresses for rotating equipment design at high temperatures. Unfortunately, the traditional method to generate creep data requires several long term tests; in some cases, upwards of 100,000 hours are needed. These tests are often time and cost prohibitive to perform. Some data is available from sources such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, but these are limited to commonly available materials in set processing conditions. They speak very little to the properties for new materials, alternate processing of existing materials, and properties for weldments and heat affected zones (HAZ) that occur in the fabrication of large equipment. Due to this, several methods have been developed for accelerated creep testing. One such method is the Stress Relaxation Test (SRT) developed by Woodford. This high precision stress relaxation test can generate five decades of creep data in a single, one-day test. This paper discusses the use of the SRT method to evaluate two different materials and their weldments used in the manufacturing of steam turbine casings. The first material is cast 9Cr-1Mo-V (SA-217, Grade C12A). In this first case, material from two different f...Continue Reading

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