• G. LATORRE Ecopetrol S.A. – Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo, A.A. 4185 Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Keywords: creep, tensile stress, deformation


An analysis was conducted on the creep behavior of HK.40 steel. This steel is high heat resistant, aged during service, under the conditions of a petrochemical furnace. The different models that describe its creep behavior are discussed. The tests were carried out under a constant load intending to simulate the operating conditions of a catalytic reforming furnace. Among the models proposed in the literature, the models of Degui, Jaske-Simonen, Larson-Miller, Manson-Haferd and Snedden were applied. Another model is proposed to account for the three stages of creep. The samples of the material have had from 74 to 88 thousand hours of service and are tested at a constant load until rupturing.


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How to Cite
LATORRE, G. (2000). MODELS TO PREDICT CREEP BEHAVIOR OF HK-40 STEEL. CT&F - Ciencia, Tecnología Y Futuro, 2(1), 95–109.


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