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Multilayered Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Coating for Improved Thermal Abrasion…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
99054
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
19 d
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Multilayered Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Coating for Improved Thermal Abrasion Resistance
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90295
Award Amount: $149,792.00
 

Abstract:

Currently, there is a need for a thermal barrier coating (TBC) that will improve gas turbine efficiency by allowing for maximum inlet temperature and/or reducing the amount of cooling air required for airfoils. New ceramic top-coat and metallic bond coat chemistries for TBCs that are stronger and more temperature-resistant than current 8YSZ TBC systems will improve turbine efficiency. This will ultimately increase energy savings and reduce costs. As a solution to the current problem, yttria-stabilized-zirconia (YSZ) containing thermally insulating microballoons for controlled porosity, temperature resistance, and abrasion resistance will be used as a TBC. The goal is to develop a film that transitions from a top layer of strong, thermally insulating YSZ to a bottom layer of bond metal that will be adhered to the turbine blade as a protective, insulating layer. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Almost all electrical power on Earth is produced by a turbine of some type. Because this product improves turbine efficiency, it will be useful in aerospace applications, automotive applications, and power plants, all of which require the use of turbines.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Grogan
Dr.
216-404-0053
mgrogan@powdermetinc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
Mr.
216-404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH 44117

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No