The Dangers of Temper Embrittlement in Vintage Vessels

by Nathaniel G. Sutton / September 2018

 

Some low-alloy steels can experience a phenomenon known as temper embrittlement. This is the reduction in toughness due to metallurgical embrittlement that results from long-term exposure to high-temperature. This article further defines temper embrittlement, discusses the dangers behind it, and explains how to properly handle it.

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