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Development of Innovative Cooling Approaches for Robust Design

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94480
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90995
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail Suite 110 Jupiter, FL 33458-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Development of Innovative Cooling Approaches for Robust Design
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85392
Award Amount: $99,971.00
 

Abstract:

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants are attractive alternatives to current pulverized coal technologies in large-scale stationary applications. However, in order to meet target efficiencies greater than 50%, the inlet temperature may need to be raised to 1500ºC (2732 ºF) or higher. Therefore, this project will develop innovative cooling approaches for the hottest sections of the gas turbines. The approach will address the major deficiencies of current cooling systems: (1) the need to compress the coolant to the working pressure of the turbine, and (2) the fact that heat cannot be added to the coolant to provide useful work through expansion in the turbine. These deficiencies cause an efficiency debit to the turbine subsystem and overall power plant. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The innovative cooling approach should contribute to the durability and longevity of turbine components in IGCC systems, thereby increasing the efficiency of future power production facilities, and leading to reductions in both foreign oil imports and emissions from the combustion of carbon-based fuels.

Principal Investigator:

James Downs
Mr.
5614276250
jdowns@fttinc.com

Business Contact:

Lloyd Mazer
Mr.
5614276337
lmazer@fttinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail Suite 110 Jupiter, FL 33458

EIN/Tax ID: 650869709
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No