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Innovative abradable/abrasive materials for improved energy efficiency in Gas turbines

Objective

In the present project we plan to improve the energetic efficiency of gas turbines. This task will be accomplished by developing improved abradable seals to reduce the shroud/rotor gap in order to reduce back flux of gases in the high temperature combustion region of the turbine. These materials will have to be able to resist to high temperature, erosion, and oxidation, as well as to provide easy and controlled abrasion. They will also have to be cost effective and show the possibility to be manufactured by methods compatible with industrial manufacturing.

Our calculations show that by means of these materials the turbine efficiency can be increased of at least 1% over present day technology, that is providing an overall efficiency improvement of 0.3%- 0.5% depending on the engine size. This improvement will result in a reduction of CO2 emission in the atmosphere of at least 0.2-0.3MTons/Year and higher as the technology is adopted worldwide.

Call for proposal

Fifth Energie C
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Coordinator

NUOVO PIGNONE S.P.A.
Address
Via Felice Matteucci 2
Firenze
Italy

Participants (18)

BREMEN INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE STRAHLTECHNIK
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Strasse 2
Bremen
BREMER INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE STRAHLTECHNIK
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Strasse 2
Bremen
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO DI SZIENZE E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via B. Varchi 59
Firenze
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZ.DI SCIENZA E TECNOL. DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via B. Varchi 59
Firenze
CRANFIELD CENTRE FOR LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION, CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Wharley End Cranfield
Bedfort
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Cranfield
Bedford
DEPARTEMENT COMMANDE DES SYSTEMES ET DYNAMIQUE DU VOL
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 29
Chatillon
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
NATIONAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOR GAS TURBINES COMOTI RA
Romania
Address
Iuliu Maniu Blvd 220
Bucharest
NATIONAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOR TURBOENGINES COMOTI RA
Romania
Address
Bd. Iuliu Maniu 220 - 76-174 Bucharest
Bucharest
NUOVO PIGNONE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Matteuci 2 - 6313,6314
Firenze
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc N 29 - 72
Chatillon
SULZER METEO AG
Switzerland
Address
Rigacherstrasse 16
Wohlen
SULZER METEO AG WOHLEN SWITZERLAND
Switzerland
Address
Rigackerstrasse 16
Wohlen
TEER COATINGS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
290 Hartlebury Trading Estate
Hartlebury, Worcestershire
TURBOCOATING
Italy
Address
Via Mistrali 7
Rubbiano Di Solignano
TURBOCOATING SPA
Italy
Address
Via Mistrali, 7
Rubbiano Di Solognano