Engineered Composites for USC Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,986.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER84949
Agency Tracking Number:
85913
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc.
14102 Halprin Creek Drive, Cypress, TX, 77429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
136944142
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas
Mr.
(440) 655-0171
rumanjali@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact:
Dean Baker
Mr.
(661) 373-1729
stbaker2000@cs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Ultrasupercritical (USC) steam boilers will operate at higher temperature/pressure than subcritical and supercritical steam boilers in service today. However, the majority of current high-temperature materials do not posses the desired characteristics for the operating conditions of a USC unit (760 C/35MPa). This project will develop innovative composite powders and composites that will surpass the properties of currently identified materials for USC steam turbine applications. Phase I will demonstrate a powder metallurgy technique for fabricating high-temperature, steam-oxidation-resistant composite powders. Once consolidated, the resulting composite will possess high creep and thermal fatigue strength, high conductivity, and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new composites should increase the life expectancy and performance of current steam turbine components, such as rotor/disc, blade, bolt, superheater tubing, and thick sections. The composite powders also should find application in thermal-sprayed or cold-sprayed steam oxidation, corrosion-resistant high-temperature coatings for retrofitting existing fossil-fired power plant equipment, and laser additives manufacturing for turbine engine/blade repairing or refurbishing.

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