AISI 439 welding trouble.


We have a pot of AISI430 which contains nitric melted salt at temperature of about 260 °C. the shape of the section is a "reverse omega", something like this: __ __ |__|

Dimension are: 200mm of "lips" 150mm height, 150mm width, 17.000mm length, thickness 4 mm.

It's realized with 6 sections 3m approx. long, welded together by TIG with AISI430.

The pot is linked on position on a rigid structure and free to extend (on the length) but can't twist.

It is contained in a "cover" and insulated, but the lips are cooler than the bottom of the pot, 260°C the bottom, approx. 100°C the external sides of the lips, so they have a strong traction stress and a welding joint today has broken.

Looking the fracture edges I see quite big "crystals" in the steel, approx 2 mm, so my question is: could it be due to a project mistake only and it would happened anyway, or the quality of the welding is not correct?

What's the best tech./material to weld such an object?



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