Gary Was

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gsw@umich.edu

1921 Cooley

T: (734) 763-4675

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High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory (HTCL)

Location: 2970 Cooley Building

 

The High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory (HTCL) provides the capability to conduct corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and hydrogen embrittlement tests in high temperature aqueous environments and, in particular, simulated light water reactor environments.  The corrosion laboratory has unique facilities for conducting both high and low temperature corrosion, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), electrochemical testing and mechanical testing.  The HTCL consists of five refreshed autoclave systems (titanium or stainless steel construction), two mounted in constant extension rate machines and two in constant load machines, plus two static autoclaves (titanium construction) and a high temperature (550C) steam CERT system.  A single-sample supercritical water CERT system and a multi-sample CERT system with crack growth rate capabilities are operational.  A third SCW system designed for testing neutron irradiated materials in a hot cell is under fabrication.  Each autoclave system is isolated from the other systems with independent water and computer monitoring systems.  The lab also contains two full-featured corrosion measurement systems and two additional potentiostats.  SCC testing in both simulated PWR and BWR is possible.

The High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory (HTCL) provides the capability to conduct corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and hydrogen embrittlement tests in high temperature aqueous environments and, in particular, simulated light water reactor environments.  The corrosion laboratory has unique facilities for conducting both high and low temperature corrosion, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), electrochemical testing and mechanical testing.  The HTCL consists of five refreshed autoclave systems (titanium or stainless steel construction), two mounted in constant extension rate machines and two in constant load machines, plus two static autoclaves (titanium construction) and a high temperature (550C) steam CERT system.  A single-sample supercritical water CERT system and a multi-sample CERT system with crack growth rate capabilities are operational.  A third SCW system designed for testing neutron irradiated materials in a hot cell is under fabrication.  Each autoclave system is isolated from the other systems with independent water and computer monitoring systems.  The lab also contains two full-featured corrosion measurement systems and two additional potentiostats.  SCC testing in both simulated PWR and BWR is possible.