Development of Self-Powered Wireless-Ready High Temperature Electrochemical Sensors of In-Situ Corrosion Email Page
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Performer:  West Virginia University Research Corporation Location:  Morgantown, West Virginia
Project Duration:  10/01/2010 – 06/30/2015 Award Number:  FE0005717
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $1,192,735
Key Technology:  Sensors and Controls DOE Share:  $908,713
Performer Share:  $284,022

High temperature electrochemical corrosion<br/>rate probe sensor developed on the project
High temperature electrochemical corrosion
rate probe sensor developed on the project

Project Description

The primary objectives of this project are to develop in-situ corrosion monitoring sensors for ultrasupercritical (USC) boiler tubes, that is based on WVU's patent pending technology on high temperature electrochemical characterization devices and development of thermal-electric based energy harvesting and telecommunication devices for the self-powered wireless ready sensor system. Successful completion of this project will provide an in-situ corrosion monitoring system and life-prediction toolbox for USC boiler tubes that meets the requirements of next generation USC boiler systems.

Project Benefits

This project will develop in-situ sensors for corrosion monitoring systems. The project will enhance the ability to perform real-time corrosion monitoring (or health monitoring) relative to a boiler tube life cycle, and early prediction and avoidance of unplanned events in ultrasupercritical boilers thereby enabling real reduction in the number of forced outages. This research will also be leveraged to other applications where corrosion in high-temperature processes is a concern. The expected impact of this technology is lower operating costs through better prediction of maintenance requirements for combustion and gasification systems.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Charles E. Miller:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Lui Xing: