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Performer: Energy Industries of Ohio Inc.
<strong>Top:</strong> Corrosion due to steamside oxidation.<br/><strong>Bottom:</strong> Fireside corrosion during in-plant<br/>testing with high-sulfur coal.
Top: Corrosion due to steamside oxidation.
Bottom: Fireside corrosion during in-plant
testing with high-sulfur coal.
Website: Energy Industries of Ohio Inc.
Award Number: FG26-01NT41175
Project Duration: 10/01/2001 – 09/30/2015
Total Award Value: $26,214,080
DOE Share: $17,467,113
Performer Share: $8,746,967
Technology Area: Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology: High Performance Materials
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Project Description

Researchers will identify materials that limit operating temperatures and thermal efficiency of coal-fired plants; define and implement ways of producing improved alloys, fabrication processes and coating methods that allow boilers to operate at 1400 degrees Fahrenheit (ºF); participate in the certification process of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and generate data to lay the groundwork for ASME code approved for alloys, where necessary; define issues affecting the design and operation of ultrasupercritical (USC) plants operating at 1600 ºF; develop cost targets; and promote the commercialization of alloys and processes expected to emerge from this effort, working with alloy makers, equipment vendors and utilities.

Project Benefits

This project will facilitate development of advanced materials for USC boiler tubes. These developments will help in maintaining a cost-competitive, environmentally acceptable coal-based electricity generation option and aid in construction of high-efficiency coal fired power plants that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures. This will lead to operational flexibility and lower operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Vito Cedro:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Frank Parker:


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