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High Temperature Bond and Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94596
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90991
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Plasma Processes LLC.
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811-1558
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Temperature Bond and Thermal Barrier Coatings
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85326
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The key to higher efficiencies and lower emissions in next generation power plants, such as Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems, is an increase in the firing temperatures that are now limited by the turbines materials. In this project, higher-temperature thermal protection systems, based on technology developed for the protection of rocket nozzles for launch and satellite systems, will be demonstrated for current turbine materials. The new thermal protection system will feature a 2000oC oxygen barrier and a stable, thermally-grown oxide bond coating. The new thermal protection system will enable turbine inlet temperatures to be raised to 1500oC. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should speed the introduction of IGCC power plants, enabling our abundant coal resources to fuel power plants, thereby reducing our dependence on foreign imported oil and significantly lowering emissions. Other commercial applications include diesel engines, jet engines, rocket engines, and high performance automotives.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy McKechnie
Mr.
2568517653
timmck@plasmapros.com

Business Contact:

Angela Hattaway
Ms.
2568517653
ahattaway@plasmapros.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Plasma Processes, Inc.
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811

EIN/Tax ID: 631100320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No