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Performer: Siemens Energy Inc.
Cooling & leakage air consumption<br/>for Advanced Transition designs
Cooling & leakage air consumption
for Advanced Transition designs
Website: Siemens Energy Inc.
Award Number: FE0023955
Project Duration: 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2019
Total Award Value: $8,118,348
DOE Share: $6,494,678
Performer Share: $1,623,670
Technology Area: Advanced Turbines
Key Technology: Advanced Combustion Turbines
Location: Orlando, Florida

Project Description

Siemens Energy Inc. will develop a ceramic matrix composite (CMC)-based design for Siemens’s Advanced Transition in support of 65 percent efficient gas turbines. The primary deliverable is a design concept ready for fabrication and test in a follow-on (Phase 2) project. Siemens’s patented Hybrid Oxide CMC system will be the basis for the design of this part.

Project Benefits

The program will develop a CMC-Based Advanced Transition (AT) design with reduced cooling requirements, thus enabling higher turbine inlet temperatures without increasing NOX emissions—crucial for developing the DOE’s goal of 65 percent efficiency in combined-cycle gas turbines. CMC application will further reduce cooling-air consumption and result in emissions and/or performance improvements beyond the current AT benefits.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Seth Lawson: seth.lawson@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Richard Dennis: richard.dennis@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Jay Morrison: jay.morrison@siemens.com


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