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Performer:  University of Utah - Ofc. of Sponsored Projects Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Project Duration:  10/01/2011 – 03/31/2015 Award Number:  FE0006947
Technology Area:  University Training and Research Total Award Value:  $300,000
Key Technology:  Sensors and Controls DOE Share:  $300,000
Performer Share:  $0

By sequentially estimating the temperature of each<br/>segment, the temperature distribution along the entire<br/>path of ultrasound propagation is obtained
By sequentially estimating the temperature of each
segment, the temperature distribution along the entire
path of ultrasound propagation is obtained

Project Description

This project's objective is to develop novel sensors and refractory measurements and assessment methods that can provide real time measurement of refractory temperature, thickness, and change in material properties.

Project Benefits

This project will develop in-situ acoustic measurements of temperature profiles in extreme environments. These advancements will improve process availability and safety and work towards the prevention of costly repairs caused by refractory failure. The expected overall impact of this technology is more economical and efficient gasifier operations resulting in reduced power plant emissions and lower-cost electricity generation.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney: barbara.carney@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky: robert.romanosky@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Mikhail Skliar: Mikhail.Skliar@utah.edu