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Engineered Composites for USC Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89685
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85913
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Cypress, TX 77429-6042
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Engineered Composites for USC Applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84949
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

Ultrasupercritical (USC) steam boilers will operate at higher temperature/pressure than subcritical and supercritical steam boilers in service today. However, the majority of current high-temperature materials do not posses the desired characteristics for the operating conditions of a USC unit (760 C/35MPa). This project will develop innovative composite powders and composites that will surpass the properties of currently identified materials for USC steam turbine applications. Phase I will demonstrate a powder metallurgy technique for fabricating high-temperature, steam-oxidation-resistant composite powders. Once consolidated, the resulting composite will possess high creep and thermal fatigue strength, high conductivity, and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new composites should increase the life expectancy and performance of current steam turbine components, such as rotor/disc, blade, bolt, superheater tubing, and thick sections. The composite powders also should find application in thermal-sprayed or cold-sprayed steam oxidation, corrosion-resistant high-temperature coatings for retrofitting existing fossil-fired power plant equipment, and laser additives manufacturing for turbine engine/blade repairing or refurbishing.

Principal Investigator:

Asit Biswas
Mr.
4406550171
rumanjali@sbcglobal.net

Business Contact:

Dean Baker
Mr.
6613731729
stbaker2000@cs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc.
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Cypress, TX 77429

EIN/Tax ID: 203150581
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No