High Temperature Unique Low Thermal Conductivity Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) Architectures


One of the TBC architectures developed in Phase I.
One of the TBC architectures developed in Phase I.
UES, Inc.
Website:  UES Inc.
Award Number:  SC0004356
Project Duration:  06/19/2010 – 06/30/2018
Total Award Value:  $1,696,045
DOE Share:  $1,696,045
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Advanced Turbines
Key Technology:  Advanced Combustion Turbines
Location:  Dayton, Ohio

Project Description

Gas turbine engines utilized in electric power production and aircraft propulsion must operate at higher temperatures for enhanced efficiency and lower emission. Development of a thermal barrier coating (TBC) technology with unique architectural design will enable the operation of turbine engines at higher operating temperature. UES Inc. will develop novel TBC coating architectures having very high thermal insulation for higher surface temperature application without compromising strain tolerance and bond coat stability.

Project Benefits

Materials research conducted in this work will improve coating materials and allow for higher temperature operation and increased durability. These improvements will improve turbine efficiency and reduce maintenance, leading to lower capital costs, reduced operating costs, and reduced costs of electricity for consumers.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Patcharin Burke: patcharin.burke@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Richard Dennis: richard.dennis@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Amarendra K. Rai: arai@ues.com

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