Ceramic Matrix Composite Advanced Transition for 65% Combined Cycle


Cooling & leakage air consumption<br/>for Advanced Transition designs
Cooling & leakage air consumption
for Advanced Transition designs
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Website:  Siemens Energy Inc.
Award Number:  FE0023955
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2018
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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