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Current Wall Thinning Measured on Piping System of Main or Auxiliary Boiler Plant in Ships

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H. Shiihara, H. Matsushita

Research Institute of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Chiba, Japan

Y. Nagayama

Hiroshima Branch of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Hiroshima, Japan

Paper No. PVP2008-61161, pp. 865-871; 7 pages
  • ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 6: Materials and Fabrication, Parts A and B
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 27–31, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4829-6
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


A disaster happened in a nuclear power plant in Japan in August 2004, which was caused by failure of condensation water pipe in the secondary line. Shipping industries were concerned for possibility of occurrence of such a disaster in ships due to its construction similarity to marine boiler plant in steam, feed water and condensation piping for main or auxiliary boilers. Nippon Kaiji Kyokai has therefore investigated and gathered data of piping lines corrosion in ships collaborated with major Japanese ship owners right after the disaster. The results show that similar corrosion failure as in the nuclear power plant has occurred in shipboard steam/feed water/condensation water pipes for main and auxiliary boiler plants without causing severe consequences. The wall thickness measurements on actual pipe lines of steam, feed water and condensation water at bend parts, at T-junction, behind orifices, behind valves and at diffusers/reducers with a ultrasonic thickness gauge show a very definite evidence of a reduction in wall thickness of carbone steel pipes. It was confirmed that the amount of actual reduction in wall thickness could be well predicted by Kastner Equation [2–3].

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