Investigation of the Erosive Wear Resistance of Boronized Ash-Blowing Nozzles

CALIK A. , OZBAKIR O., Karakas S., UÇAR N.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.131, no.2, pp.252-254, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.131.252
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-254


In this study, pack boronizing was applied to ash-blowing nozzles manufactured from AISI 1040 steels using Ekabor II powders as the boronizing source at a temperature of 1273 K for a duration of 8 h. Erosive wear tests of boride ash-blowing nozzles were carried out in ash delivery line of thermal reactor under actual working conditions. It was observed that erosive wear resistance of borided ash-blowing nozzles were increased 3 times as a result of the boronizing process. The improved wear resistance of the borided samples can be explained by increased surface hardness and higher work hardening.