Definitions for "EMBRITTLEMENT"
Reduction in ductility or toughness or both due to a chemical or physical change.
The process by which a material loses strength and/or ductility
Loss of ductility of a material resulting from a chemical or physical change.
Destructive action of highly concentrated caustic boiler water on steel. Results in irregular cracking of the tubes and sides of the boiler. In alkaline systems, inhibitors must be used to prevent this.
An intercrystalline corrosion of boilerplate occurring in highly stressed zones. Cracking may result.