„Above the Pack” Diffusion Aluminizing of Turbine Compressor Blades made of EI867 in the Aerospace Industry


diffusion aluminizing
compressor turbine blades
EI867 alloy
turbine engine
compressor turbine

How to Cite

Pytel, A., Nowotnik, A., & Nalborczyk-Kazanecka, A. (2023). „Above the Pack” Diffusion Aluminizing of Turbine Compressor Blades made of EI867 in the Aerospace Industry. Advances in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 40(1), 171-179. https://doi.org/10.7862/rm.2023.17


In the publication, tests were conducted on compressor turbine working blades made of EI-867 material, in accordance with the TU 14-1-402-72 standard, which were subjected to the gas non-contact aluminizing process. Metallographic analyses of the produced aluminide layer were undertaken, and the phase components of the aluminide layer microstructure were identified. This identification was achieved by analyzing the chemical composition in micro-areas using the EDS attachment in a scanning electron microscope and using X-ray diffraction. Additionally, hardness and creep resistance tests of the blades, after undergoing solution and aging processes, were performed over different durations. The research was aimed at exploring the feasibility of the aluminizing process using the "above the pack" method on parts made of EI-867 material and understanding the process's impact on the creep resistance of the part. Experimental research have shown that aluminizing turbine blades with EI-867 using the "above the pack" method to obtain a layer thickness in the range of 0.03-0.06 mm is possible within 10 hours at 950ºC. Aluminizing with the analyzed method results in the formation of an aluminized layer with a three-phase structure that ensures the appropriate strength of the coating. However, it has been shown that the aluminizing process using the "above the pack" method with the applied time of 10 hours causes a significant reduction in the creep resistance of the material. Based on the obtained results, it was shown that the non-contact aluminizing method for turbine blades made of EI 867 material does not meet aviation requirements for safe operation due to a significant reduction in mechanical properties.



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