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Development of novel and cost effective corrosion resistant coatings for high temperature geothermal applications

Objective

"The Geo-coat project has been specified as necessary by our geothermal power and equipment manufacturing members, who, in order to reliably provide energy, need to improve plant capability to withstand corrosion, erosion and scaling from geofluids, to maintain the equipment up-time and generation efficiency. Additionally they need to be able to produce better geothermal power plant equipment protection design concepts through virtual prototyping to meet the increasing requirements for life cycle costs, environmental impacts and end-of-life considerations.

Current materials, transferred from oil and gas applications to these exceptionally harsh environments, (and the corresponding design models) are not capable of performing, leading to constant need to inspect and repair damage. The Geo-coat project will develop new resistant materials in the form of high performance coatings of novel targeted ""High Entropy Alloys"" and Cermets, thermally applied to the key specified vulnerable process stages (components in turbines, valves, pumps, heat exchangers and pipe bends) in response to the specific corrosion and erosion forces we find at each point. We will also capture the underlying principles of the material resistance, to proactively design the equipment for performance while minimising overall capex costs from these expensive materials.

The Geo-coat consortium has user members from geothermal plant operations and equipment manufacture to ensure the project's focus on real-world issues, coupled with world-leading experience in the development of materials, protective coatings and their application to harsh environments. In addition to developing the new coating materials and techniques, we also aim to transfer our experiences from the development of Flow Assurance schemes for Oil&Gas and Chemical industries to provide a new overarching set of design paradigms and generate an underpinning Knowledge Based System.

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Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 922 925

Participants (10)

WEIR GROUP PLC (THE)
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
1 West Regent Street
G2 1RW Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORKUVEITA REYKJAVIKUR SF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 416 375
Address
Baejarhals 1
110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 670 672,50
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 380 875
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEROSION EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 215 125
Address
Arleynir 2-8
112 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 467 250
Address
First Floor, Unit 4, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEHNOID COM SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 259 750
Address
Str. Gheorghe Baritiu 38 Etaj 2 Ap. 6 Camera 1 Sectorul 1
011296 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLOWPHYS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 300 375
Address
Stollen 14
3030 Drammen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METAV - CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 220 250
Address
Strada C A Rosetti 31 Sc 2 Et 2
020015 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 696 625
Address
Arleyni 2-8
112 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations