Improving the Performance of Creep Strength-Enhanced Ferritic Steels Email Page
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Performer:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Location:  Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Project Duration:  10/01/2009 – 09/30/2014 Award Number:  FWP-FEAA107
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $750,000
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials DOE Share:  $750,000
Performer Share:  $0

Type IV failure of chromium-molybdenum steel welds.
Type IV failure of chromium-molybdenum steel welds.

Project Description

The goal of this program is to improve the performance of creep strength-enhanced ferritic (CSEF') steels, with the specific goals of providing guidelines for the maximum safe use temperatures of this class of alloys and, from understanding the causes of the current temperature limitations, developing approaches for increasing the current practical use temperature limits.

Project Benefits

Will improve CSEF steals performance and advance the design of advanced power plants that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures; leading to efficiency improvement, operational flexibility, and lower capital and operating costs.

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Federal Project Manager Jason Hissam:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Michael Santella: