04592577 is referenced by 101 patents and cites 7 patents.

A sealable multimetallic sleeve for a rapid repair of a degraded tube caused by a detrimental chemical attack on the outside surface of the tube within and in a vicinity of a tube sheet in a steam generator, and the method for sealably inserting the sleeve in the degraded tube spanning the region of the degradation. The sleeve includes an inner member with equivalent mechanical properties of the degraded tube and an outer member metallurgically bonded to the inner member and resistive to caustic intergranular chemical attack causing tube degradation. The sleeve has an expanded portion at one end for positioning in the tube within the tube sheet and a multiplicity of grooves in and adjacent to the other end of the sleeve and braze material contained in the grooves.

Title
Sleeve type repair of degraded nuclear steam generator tubes
Application Number
6/425212
Publication Number
4592577
Application Date
September 30, 1982
Publication Date
June 3, 1986
Inventor
Tzerong Fu
Stow
OH, US
Joel G Feldstein
North Canton
OH, US
Louis E Stark
Youngstown
OH, US
Paul S Ayres
Alliance
OH, US
Agent
Robert J Edwards
Robert C Mai
Assignee
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
LA, US
IPC
F16L 13/08
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