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Reference Number EP/N509991/1
Title IMPULSE - Advanced Industrial Manufacture of Next-Generation MARBN Steel for Cleaner Fossil Plant
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 40%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Coal, Coal combustion) 20%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 40%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr W Sun
No email address given
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 February 2016
End Date 31 December 2019
Duration 47 months
Total Grant Value £171,430
Industrial Sectors Energy; Manufacturing
Region East Midlands
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr W Sun , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor A Becker , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr C Hyde , Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
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Objectives NB Grants EP/N509978/1, EP/N509991/1 and EP/N509942/1 are linked
Abstract IMPULSE will work with novel "MARBN" high temperature steel, recently developed in TSB project "IMPACT" and shown to offer capability for an increase in steam power plant temperature of 25 degrees C. IMPULSE, whose consortium includes most IMPACT members together with new pipe, welding and innovative research partners, will take MARBN from the laboratory on to full-scale industrial manufacture of ingot castings, pipework, and weldments. This will improve efficiency and reliability of current and future steel-based steam power plant, and thus increase security of supply and reduce cost and carbon emissions. MARBN 8-tonne ingot casting technology will be developed, and following high temperature (to1250 degrees C+) testing and manufacturing simulation, two full-scale pipe extrusion trials will be undertaken, with product validation by testing and electron metallography. Matching welding consumables will also be developed, qualified and tested. Long term creep and creep-fatigue data generation will feed into performance validation, materials standardisation, and pressure vessel design codes. Interaction with the KMM-VIN collaboration will enable constructive interchange with parallel European projects. The Nottingham team will provide the required expertise for testing MARBN specimens under creep and creep-fatigue conditions and developing the fatigue life model and the associated Finite Element modelling capabilities to enable the life prediction of welded MARBN pipes under flexible power plant operating conditions
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