CCS AND POWER SYSTEMS
ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS - GASIFICATION SYSTEMS
LONG-TERM REFRACTORY DURABILITY TESTS (TRANSPORT GASIFIER)
Performer: Southern Company Services, Inc.
Project No: NT0000749
Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level
The primary goal is to increase the dependability of the refractory, thereby increasing overall system reliability, by examining and improving the refractory used in the transport gasifier component of PSDF during the NCCC’s effort to develop and demonstrate advanced power generation technologies and CO2 capture. The objectives are to reduce operating and maintenance costs and to avoid maintaining extra refractory-lined pipes in inventory.
The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment identifies the current state of readiness of the key technologies being developed under the DOE’s Clean Coal Research Program. In FY 12, this project was assessed a TRL of 5.
The TRL assessment process and its results including definition and description of the levels may be found in the "2012 Technology Readiness Assessment-Analysis of Active Research Portfolio".