Next Generation Surface Coatings for Ultra Supercritical Boilers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-06ER84610
Agency Tracking Number:
80534S06-I
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
16
Solicitation Number:
DE-FG01-05ER05-28
Small Business Information
MER Corporation (Materials and Electrochemical Research)
7960 South Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Roger Storm
 Dr.
 (520) 574-1980
 rstorm@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 James Withers
Title: Dr.
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The use of ultrasupercritical boilers represents an emerging technology that offers increased efficiency to the coal-fired power generation industry. However, the alloys used for ultrasupercritical boilers do not have sufficient oxidation and corrosion resistance. This project will develop a new coating process for the alloy structures. The process will produce a thick, composite suface layer that is functionally graded to the alloy, and provides enhanced oxidation and corrosion resistance. Phase I will quantify the oxidation and corrosion resistance of ferritic, austenitic, and Ni based alloys, under conditions appropriate to the supercritical boiler application. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new coating process should be applicable to boilers, turbine blades, gears, and cutting tools

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