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Dissimilar Metal Bonding of Corrosion-Resistant Cladding to Structural Materials in Next Generation Nuclear Reactors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0018582
Agency Tracking Number: 0000234473
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 13a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001770
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-08
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place
Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Reeves
 (321) 631-3550
 rreeves@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

As the United States aging fleet of nuclear reactors approach the end other their lifetimes, a new generation of nuclear reactors (Generation IV) are being developed to ensure national energy security without emissions or pollutants as a byproduct- However, there are many technological hurdles associated with the extreme corrosive environments required by many of the reactor designs- This presents a unique materials challenge of developing structural materials capable of withstanding these harsh corrosive and high temperature environments- Mainstream Engineering Corp- will develop a cladding process to add a corrosion-resistant layer to structural nuclear components- Specifically, this process will enable cladding of complex geometries unlike any other cladding process currently available- The versatile process also enables bonding of many different dissimilar metal systems- Mainstream will partner with commercial nuclear companies to bring this technology to market-

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