Application of Advanced Refractory Metals in Revolutionary Turbine Airfoils

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,934.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85390
Agency Tracking Number:
90982
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL, 33458
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
048159342
Principal Investigator:
Dan Davies
Mr.
(561) 427-6340
ddavies@fttinc.com
Business Contact:
Lloyd Mazer
Mr.
(561) 427-6337
lmazer@fttinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will identify and screen refractory metal alloys and coating systems that would enable an innovative turbine airfoil concept to be used to increase the efficiency of the gas turbine engines used in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants. In Phase I, engine simulation tests will be conducted to identify which of two candidate material systems is more damage tolerant. Phase II will involve the design, fabrication, and test of a refractory metal airfoil for a spar and shell turbine component. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The incorporation of refractory metal airfoils into gas turbine engines would enable revolutionary design concepts that would significantly reduce parasitic cooling flows, thus increasing cycle performance, reducing fuel consumption, and reducing emissions.

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