CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Advanced Thermal Barrier Coatings for Operation in High Hydrogen Content Fueled Gas Turbines

Performer: The Research Foundation of State University of New York

Project No: FE0004771

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will improve science-based understanding of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) to create a pathway for reliable IGCC coating development. Turbine materials research seeks to improve coating materials that will allow for higher temperature operation and increased durability leading to increased turbine efficiency and reduced maintenance. Specifically, this project will develop TBCs through investigation into how processing affects the oxidation behavior of metallic bond coats in water vapor environments and by developing ceramic top coat architectures using thermal spray processing of emerging zirconate materials that have shown promise as advanced thermal barriers.

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