Gas Turbine Materials Life Assessment and Non-Destructive Evaluation


Left: Thermal barrier coating thickness image<br/>for entire blade (total 12 sub-images).<br/>Right: All 12 NDE sub-images are seamlessly<br/>mapped onto blade surface.
Left: Thermal barrier coating thickness image
for entire blade (total 12 sub-images).
Right: All 12 NDE sub-images are seamlessly
mapped onto blade surface.
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Website:  ANL - Argonne National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-49022
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
Total Award Value:  $910,000
DOE Share:  $780,000
Performer Share:  $130,000
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials
Location:  Argonne, Illinois

Project Description

The project will develop and demonstrate advanced nondestructive evaluation inspection tools and technologies for hot gas path components to enable on-going assessment of the remaining lives of components during their use. Predictive models for deposition, corrosion and component life assessment in gas turbines operating on novel fossil fuel gases will be developed.

Project Benefits

Could lead to the development and improvement of advanced materials technologies and the maximization of power plant efficiencies and reduced CO2 emissions.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Richard Dunst:
Technology Manager 
Briggs White:
Principal Investigator 
Jiangang Sun:

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