Preliminary investigation of corrosion by molten sodium hydroxide flowing in tubes of AISI 347 stainless steel, Inconel, and nickel having average outer-wall temperatures of 1500 F and a circumferential temperature gradient of 20 F

Mosher, Don R Desmon, Leland G
naca-rm-e51j16
March 1952


Experiments were performed with an apparatus suitable for determining corrosive effects of hot flowing liquids on various container materials. The investigation was conducted with molten sodium hydroxide flowing at a velocity of 15 feet per second. Extensive corrosion and mass trans Extensive corrosion and mass transfer to regions of reduced temperature was observed.

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