Description : Catastrophic failure of marine AC generator core
Problem : Co-base alloy generator core failed after overheat event
Analysis : Cobalt alloy core became highly brittle after slow cooling
from overheat condition. Brittleness was due to ordering transformation.
Resolution & Recommendations :
Use temperature sensors to ensure thermal excursions
stay below the order-disorder transition temperature.
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