This project is aimed at testing new EEC materials for components of ultrasupercritical power plants. The use of advanced materials will increase plant efficiency by 6.5% and will reduce accordingly fuel consumption and emissions. The test will be performed with a rig installed on an operating coal fired power plant simulating the following conditions:
1. Internal pressure above 250 bar and steam temperature of 620 C;
2. Flue gas temperature of 940 C;
3. Flue gas environment containing ash,unburnts, chlorine, alkalis, sulfur components.
The material testing will be achieved upon the completion of the following main investigations:
1. High temperature corrosion
2. Steam oxidation
3. Creep resistance
If the final state of the material complies with the design requirements, such development will offer EEC a major breakthrough in the design of ultra-super-critical coal fired power plant.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts