1 Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs, Administration, Technical University of Denmark
Three candidate materials for construction of buffer tanks for district heating water have been tested for corrosion fatigue properties in a district heating water environment. The investigation included Slow Strain Rate Testing of plain tensile specimens, crack initiation testing by corrosion fatigue of plain tensile specimens and crack growth rate determination for Compact Tensile Specimens under corrosion fatigue conditions. The three materials are equal with respect to stress corrosion sensibility and crack initiation. Crack growth rate is increased with a factor of 4-6 relative to an inert environment at same temperature (90C) with a tendency of higher crack growth rate for the steel with the highest strength.