CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines
Low Thermal Conductivity, High Durability Thermal Barrier Coatings for IGCC Environments
Performer: University of Connecticut
Project No: FE0007382
Program Background and Project Benefits
This project will use a novel solution precursor plasma spray (SPPS) process to deposit thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). 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 determine the depostion parameters to use with SPPS, use them to apply a TBC with unique microstructure that will have high thermal conductivity with reduced rare earth metals, and analyze the resulting coatings for durability.