Non-Destructive Condition Monitoring for Power Plants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85520
Agency Tracking Number: 90105
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: 07 b
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Techno-sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Duns: 061997029
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Murat Yasar
 Dr.
 (240) 790-0673
 yasarm@technosci.com
Business Contact
 Amy Hizoune
Title: Dr.
Phone: (240) 790-0609
Email: aph@technosci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Low cycle fatigue at elevated temperatures, hot corrosion, and thermo-mechanical creep at supercritical steam conditions are examples of structural failures in fossil power systems. These failures may lead to forced outages and colossal loss of plant availability unless appropriate detection and maintenance actions are taken. This problem will be addressed by developing an information-fusion-based non-destructive condition monitoring (NDCM) system. The system will combine inputs received via a wireless network of disparate and heterogeneous sensors with an advanced analysis of sensor signals, in order to track for damage evolution. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A successful project should significantly advance the state-of-the-art of real-time prognostic and condition monitoring capabilities in fossil power systems. The proposed technology would enable condition based maintenance for degrading components, which would greatly reduce the probability of unplanned outages.

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