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Reference Number InnUK/131865/01
Title Wear resistant titanium surfacing - TiWear
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Enhanced oil and gas production) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Advanced Defence Materials Limited
Award Type Feasibility Study
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 31 May 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £115,451
Industrial Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1406_FS_ENRG_SG - Shale Gas. Activity Developing technologies for safe and responsible exploration of shale gas
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Advanced Defence Materials Limited (44.743%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , The Weir Group plc (27.378%)
Project Contact , TWI Technology Centre (27.879%)
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Objectives
Abstract The TiWear project is investigating the feasibility of applying a novel, wear resistant surface to titanium components for wells. Titanium is a highly attractive material because of its corrosion resistance, particularly in saline conditions, but has very poor tribological properties. This results in galling and rapid wear on moving components. A novel approach to producing a hard surface has been developed for other applications, based on the incorporation of ceramic structures near and at the surface of the parent material. Advanced Defence Materials Ltd, The Weir Group and TWI are now collaborating to establish the feasibility of applying this technology to high value components in shale gas wells, to extend lifetime, increase reliability and decrease extraction cost.The TiWear project is investigating the feasibility of applying a novel, wear resistant surface to titanium components for wells. Titanium is a highly attractive material because of its corrosion resistance, particularly in saline conditions, but has very poor tribological properties. This results in galling and rapid wear on moving components. A novel approach to producing a hard surface has been developed for other applications, based on the incorporation of ceramic structures near and at the surface of the parent material. Advanced Defence Materials Ltd, The Weir Group and TWI are now collaborating to establish the feasibility of applying this technology to high value components in shale gas wells, to extend lifetime, increase reliability and decrease extraction cost.The TiWear project is investigating the feasibility of applying a novel, wear resistant surface to titanium components for wells. Titanium is a highly attractive material because of its corrosion resistance, particularly in saline conditions, but has very poor tribological properties. This results in galling and rapid wear on moving components. A novel approach to producing a hard surface has been developed for other applications, based on the incorporation of ceramic structures near and at the surface of the parent material. Advanced Defence Materials Ltd, The Weir Group and TWI are now collaborating to establish the feasibility of applying this technology to high value components in shale gas wells, to extend lifetime, increase reliability and decrease extraction cost.
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