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Non-Destructive Condition Monitoring for Power Plants

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94691
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Non-Destructive Condition Monitoring for Power Plants
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85520
Award Amount: $99,981.00
 

Abstract:

Low cycle fatigue at elevated temperatures, hot corrosion, and thermo-mechanical creep at supercritical steam conditions are examples of structural failures in fossil power systems. These failures may lead to forced outages and colossal loss of plant availability unless appropriate detection and maintenance actions are taken. This problem will be addressed by developing an information-fusion-based non-destructive condition monitoring (NDCM) system. The system will combine inputs received via a wireless network of disparate and heterogeneous sensors with an advanced analysis of sensor signals, in order to track for damage evolution. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A successful project should significantly advance the state-of-the-art of real-time prognostic and condition monitoring capabilities in fossil power systems. The proposed technology would enable condition based maintenance for degrading components, which would greatly reduce the probability of unplanned outages.

Principal Investigator:

Murat Yasar
Dr.
2407900673
yasarm@technosci.com

Business Contact:

Amy Hizoune
Dr.
2407900609
aph@technosci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Techno-sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive Beltsville, MD 20705

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No