Previous study carried out creep analysis for steam generator high-temperature-section two components, outflow tubing and manifold of the superheater harp: they may have been critical because of the long continued service (109,000 hours or twelve years) and loading conditions, including maximum operation temperature (565°C) and applied stress (65 MPa). Metallographic methods by replica had showed no evidence of the creep cavitation in all the positions considered for both tubing and manifold. In particular, they had not found any cavitation or phases affecting creep strength of the material in the base, HAZ and weld metal microstructure. Now, present study carries out investigation for the two components based on the next plant outage outcome, after further 20,000-hours service. Both metallographic methods and hardness measurements’ results would compare with previous ones providing microstructure evolution in the period.

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