During the period from October, 1957, to November, 1961, seventeen waterwall tube failures of the hydrogen-embrittlement type occurred in the three oil-fired, high makeup boilers of No. 1 Unit at Linden Generating Station, which supply steam to an adjacent refinery via an extraction turbine. Further failures have apparently been prevented by (1) reducing heat input to the affected areas by the installation of studded tubes; and (2) improving boiler-water quality by closer control.

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