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Development of Electrically Mediated Electrophoretic Deposition for Thermal…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72290
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
78745S05-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Faraday TechNology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive Clayton, OH 45315-8983
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of Electrically Mediated Electrophoretic Deposition for Thermal Barrier Coating Systems
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84202
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

78745S The gas turbine engine manufacturing industry is an important aspect of the U.S. commercial economy and critical to both the Departments of Energy and Defense. A novel, low-cost turbine blade coating process is needed to improve thermal barrier coating structures and turbine blade robustness. This project will develop a non-line-of-sight, electrically mediated, elecrophoretic deposition process for coating these turbine blades. In particular, thermal barrier coatings containing yttrium-stabilized zirconia, doped with varying amounts of rare earth elements, will be investigated in an attempt to lower the thermal conductivity of the coating system and enable higher operating temperatures in natural gas and synthesis gas environments. Phase I will: (1) deposit, via electrically mediated electrophoretic deposition, yttria stablized zirconia doped with varying amounts of rare earth elements; (2) assess post-processing methods to create high-performance coatings that will excel in the high-temperature environments of turbine engines; (3) evaluate coating integrity after thermal stability and thermal cycling tests; and (4) determine implementation costs and performances compared to currently practiced techniques. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: With the application of thermal barrier coatings composed of new materials, higher operating temperatures can be achieved, leading to increased fuel efficiency and reduced waste energy and energy costs.

Principal Investigator:

Heather McCrabb
Ms.
9378367749
heathermccrabb@faradaytechnology.com

Business Contact:

E. Jennings Taylor
Dr.
9378367749
jenningstaylor@faradaytechnology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive Clayton, OH 45315

EIN/Tax ID: 311347918
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No