Design Optimization of Liquid Fueled High Velocity Oxy-Fuel Thermal Spraying Technique for Durable Coatings for Fossil Power Systems Email Page
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Performer:  University of Texas at El Paso Location:  El Paso, Texas
Project Duration:  07/01/2012 – 12/31/2015 Award Number:  FE0008548
Technology Area:  University Training and Research Total Award Value:  $200,000
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials DOE Share:  $200,000
Performer Share:  $0

An actual HVOF gun after manufacturing process<br/>(without the injector and cooling jacket sections).
An actual HVOF gun after manufacturing process
(without the injector and cooling jacket sections).

Project Description

UTEP will study the particle dynamics of of liquid-fueled high velocity oxy-fuel (LHVOF) process for a range of operating and process parameters and study the effects of these operating and process parameters on coating characteristics to determine the ability of the system to produce FeAl based coatings that meet the performance requirements of advanced fossil power generation systems.

Project Benefits

This project will design optimization of LHVOF thermal spraying technique for durable coatings for Fossil Power Systems. These developments will enable new technology innovation and finer quantitative control of coating performance to meet stringent requirements for use in advanced ultrasupercritical boiler, steam turbine, and gas turbine operational environments. Improvement to high-temperature advanced-materials will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures, leading to improvements in efficiency and operational flexibility, and resulting in lower operating costs.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Jason Hissam:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Ahsan Choudhuri: