Examinations of Pump Impellers From Sodium and Fused Salt Pump Endurance Tests
Description: Examinations of three Inconel pump impellers were made to establish the extent of cavitation damage and degree of carburization sustained during pump endurance tests. The pumps, two of which circulated fluoride salt and one sodium, operated for the bulk of the test programs in the temperature range 1000 to 1250 deg F. Cavitation damage was manifested in each of the impellers by the formation of deep pits (in excess of 1/4-in.), the location of damaged areas varying with impeller geometry. Pit f… more
Date: April 10, 1961
Creator: DeVan, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department