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|Title||Alloy Development for Critical Components on Future Coal-Fired power Plant|
|Energy Categories||FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Coal, Coal combustion) 80%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 20%;
|Research Types||Applied Research and Development 100%|
|Science and Technology Fields||PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 50%;
|UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation||Not Cross-cutting 100%|
Dr S (Stuart ) Mitchell
Babcock International Group plc
|Start Date||01 September 2004|
|End Date||01 July 2008|
|Total Grant Value||£780,880|
|Investigators||Principal Investigator||Dr S (Stuart ) Mitchell , Technology Centre, Babcock International Group plc (99.992%)|
|Other Investigator|| Project Contact , Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Project Contact , Corus (0.001%)
Project Contact , E.ON UK (formerly PowerGen) (0.001%)
Project Contact , Metrode Products Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cranfield University (0.001%)
Project Contact , Alstom Power Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , TWI Technology Centre (0.001%)
Improved efficiency in coal-fired power plant can be achieved by increasing steam temperatures and pressures, and this has been made practically possible over a number of years by the development of steels with improved creep strength enabling operation up to 600 620 C at present. In Europe a new initiative (COST 536) has been launched, entitled Alloy Development for Critical Components of Environmentally Friendly Power Plant (ACCEPT) , and encompasses all stages i n the development andvalidation of advanced steels capable of operation at temperatures up to 650 C. The primary route of achieving this is through the development of new alloying and coating concepts.
This project focuses on the validation testing of the capabilities of a new class of steels and their weldments at temperatures up to 650 C and the longer term qualification of advanced steels developed under COST 522. The project has been accepted forinclusion in the COST 536 initiative.
Which means that as well as retaining a significant UK interest (as many materials and processes have been and will be developed in the UK), it will also benefit by information exchange and technology transfer with other leading companies in Europe. The project consortium consists of UK companies and research centres involved inthe pan-European COST 536 initiative.
Specifically, the project will address the following objectives associated with the materials and life p rediction aspects of advancedpulverised fuel power plants.
|Publications||DTI (2005) Future Coal-Fired Power Plant - Alloy Development For Critical Components: Project Profile 367. DTI Cleaner Coal Technology Programme, URN 05/961, DTI, UK (PDF 5400 KB)
|Added to Database||01/01/07|