Creep-Fatigue-Oxidation Interactions: Predicting Alloy Lifetimes under Fossil Energy Service Conditions Email Page
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Performer:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Location:  Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Project Duration:  10/01/2013 – 09/30/2018 Award Number:  FWP-FEAA115
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Science Total Award Value:  $1,500,000
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials DOE Share:  $1,500,000
Performer Share:  $0

a) Servo-hydraulic creep-fatigue machine,<br/>b) Thermal cyclic creep machines allowing testing in steam.<br/>Bottom: Stress-strain curve, 9Cr-1Mo ferritic steel, 625°C, fully reversed 1% total deformation, Steam.
a) Servo-hydraulic creep-fatigue machine,
b) Thermal cyclic creep machines allowing testing in steam.
Bottom: Stress-strain curve, 9Cr-1Mo ferritic steel, 625°C, fully reversed 1% total deformation, Steam.

Project Description

The goal of this project is to generate pertinent creep-fatigue data and develop new lifetime models that will allow accurate prediction of the lifetimes of those fossil fuel power plant components that are subjected to flexible operation (e.g., load cycle following of renewable power generation). Such flexible operation can result in thermal-mechanical fatigue of components over long periods of time. The result can be premature failure of these components. Most existing coal fired power plants were not designed for this type of operation, and new advanced fossil fuel plants may need to include flexible operation in their thermal/mechanical design.

Project Benefits

Will lead to improvements to creep-fatigue data and lifetime models and will advance the development of advanced power plant designs, which will contribute to improvements in efficiency, operational flexibility, and lower operating costs.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Vito Cedro: vito.cedro@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Sebastien Dryepondt: dryepondtsn@ornl.gov