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Performer:  Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Location:  Jupiter, Florida
Project Duration:  07/08/2011 – 09/30/2014 Award Number:  FE0006696
Technology Area:  Hydrogen Turbines Total Award Value:  $1,745,854
Key Technology:  Hydrogen Turbines DOE Share:  $1,310,845
Performer Share:  $435,009

FTT Spar-Shell Vane under Construction for Test<br/>in a Large-Scale Industrial Gas Turbine Engine.
FTT Spar-Shell Vane under Construction for Test
in a Large-Scale Industrial Gas Turbine Engine.

Project Description

The scope of this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Phase III project includes the design, analysis, fabrication, assembly, installation, and testing of prototype spar-shell turbine airfoils and associated hardware, culminating in the validation of performance and functionality in a commercial gas turbine.

Project Benefits

This project will demonstrate spar-shell airfoil technology to improve options for IGCC airfoil design. Turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer research will develop advanced cooling technology that will allow for higher firing temperatures which translate into increased cycle efficiency. Specifically, this project will analyze, fabricate, assemble, install, and test prototype airfoils to validate performance in a commercial turbine application.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Steven Richardson:
Technology Manager Richard Dennis:
Principal Investigator James P. Downs: