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Pressure Vessel for TREAT Irradiation Vehicle

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0019941
Agency Tracking Number: 245530
Amount: $199,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 33h
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001941
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-31
Small Business Information
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Cypress, TX 77429-6060
United States
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Dean Baker
 (661) 373-1729
Business Contact
 Dean Baker
Phone: (661) 373-1729
Research Institution
 Wayne State University
 Guru P Dinda
5057 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202-4050
United States

 (313) 577-1989
 Nonprofit College or University

DOE is trying to develop accident tolerant fuel and structural materials for future light water reactor (LWR). TREAT irradiation vehicle will be testing new accident-tolerant fuel for nuclear reactors. TREAT irradiation vehicle needs 718 alloy pressure vessel. Fabrication of pressure vessel by additive manufacturing 718 alloy is needed. But 100% dense component by AM fabrication process is difficult. Low cost rapid fabrication process of 718 alloy pressure vessel/expansion tank is needed for TREAT irradiation vehicle to replace current conventional fabrication process with equal or improved high temperature strength and neutron embrittlement resistance. Low cost, rapid fabrication of this porosity free pressure vessel can be done by Additive Manufacturing (AM) process using APS engineered 718 alloy powder. By AM each layer is melted to the exact geometry defined by a 3D CAD model and the same part could be fabricated within hours. This DOE SBIR Phase I program will fabricate 718 alloy pressure vessel by Additive Manufacturing and subsequent heat treatment using APS developed AM machines compatible engineered 718 alloy powders with high temperature strength, neutron embrittlement resistant properties. This program will reduce the time required to get part for DOE. Phase II will continue to fabricate more specific TREAT irradiation vehicle components for DOE.If successful, the rapid fabrication of robust component developed by AM in this SBIR program will reduce the cost and enhance the life and performance of current TREAT irradiation vehicle components such as primary/secondary heat exchanger, reactor vessel.

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