Five turbine materials, IN100, 713LC, MAR-M-509, MA-754 and TZM were selected as candidate materials for use in a Compact Closed Cycle Brayton System (CCCBS) study in which helium served as the working fluid. The suitability of the alloys to serve in the CCCBS environment at 927 C (1700 F) was evaluated on the basis of creep-rupture tests conducted in air, ultra-high purity helium (> 99.9999 percent), and a controlled impurity helium environment. Baseline reference creep rupture properties for times up to 10,000 hr were established in a static ultra-high purity helium enviroment.

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