Improving the Performance of Creep Strength-Enhanced Ferritic Steels


Type IV failure of chromium-molybdenum steel welds.
Type IV failure of chromium-molybdenum steel welds.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Website:  ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-FEAA107
Project Duration:  10/01/2009 – 09/30/2014
Total Award Value:  $750,000
DOE Share:  $750,000
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials
Location:  Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description

The goal of this program is to improve the performance of creep strength-enhanced ferritic (CSEF') steels, with the specific goals of providing guidelines for the maximum safe use temperatures of this class of alloys and, from understanding the causes of the current temperature limitations, developing approaches for increasing the current practical use temperature limits.

Project Benefits

Will improve CSEF steals performance and advance the design of advanced power plants that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures; leading to efficiency improvement, operational flexibility, and lower capital and operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Jason Hissam:
Technology Manager 
Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator 
Michael Santella:

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