Carry out a literature review including codes and standards requirements for welding, repair and PWHT of T/P91 steels.
Develop best practice guidelines for welding and repair of the high temperature steel alloy T/P91 used in modern power generation construction.
Publish a knowledge summary in Bulletin highlighting the above best practice guidelines.
Confirm and analyse welding procedures consistent with that which can be instigated in the fabrication shop. Including cross-over and dissimilar joints.
Carry out welding with selected procedures and analyse the variability of microstructure, HAZ width and hardness with respect to welding parameters to develop a best practice for evaluation of such properties for site welds.
Investigate the effect of repairs on material properties including: types of repairs allowed (Hot and Cold), number of repairs at same location(s) and extent of repair.
Develop a best practice guide for the fabrication and repair of T/P91 steels, including PWHT.
Relevant Industry Sectors
Power generation, Oil and gas
Technical and Economic Benefits
A better understanding of best practice in welding T/P91 alloys under different conditions will provide confidence in the power generation industry to pursue new build and life extension options.
Industrial Member Report
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Current Welding Practice and Investigation of Weld Repair Without Post-weld Heat Treatment for Grade 91 Steels