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Advanced NAno-Structured TApeS for electrotechnical high power Insulating Applications

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228581

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 677 813

  • EU contribution

    € 3 134 676

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

Objective

The objective is to develop radically innovative electrical insulating tapes and process to improve the energy conversion efficiency of electrotechnical systems. It mainly addresses the electric power generation issue. Today, the energy conversion efficiency of generators is restricted by (i) thermal as well as (ii) electrical strength limitations due to the electrical insulator tapes themselves. The concepts of these multifunctional tapes are far behind the electrical insulating state of the art. The project aims to develop a new process chain leading to a drastic improvement of insulating tape structure homogeneity. The today’s limitations of tape come from its heterogeneous multilayer structure bringing together very different materials like glass fibre fabric, mica flakes and polymers. Enabling this homogenisation requires higher performance materials, which will be obtained by adjunct of inorganic nanofillers according to two proposed development routes: nanodielectrics polymer or inorganic polymers (sol-gel). This will lead to a more robust process chain with a better productivity (+50%) and an insulating tape with enhanced performances like a higher field strength (+40%), a better thermal conduction (+60%). At the end, a much thinner tape (-30%) enabling the design of more compact generators is expected. This project can strongly impact the energy production field. For instance at the European scale, a +0.2% gain in generator conversion efficiency could save the equivalent of one nuclear power plant of 1000 MW (1.5 billions €), or nearly 10 fossil fuel power plants and related reduction in CO2 emission. It will also affect other very large markets like the industrial motor field using similar insulation tapes. The consortium of ANASTASIA project is equally composed of industrials and research laboratories, namely two manufacturers (tape and power generator), two generator end-users, four academic laboratories and the CEA research institute as coordinator.
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 993 311

Administrative Contact

Pascal Fugier (Mr.)

Participants (9)

ALSTOM HYDRO SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

Von Roll Schweiz AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 287 520

HYDRO-QUEBEC

Canada

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 309 980

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 138 000

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 329 667

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 360 088

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 356 110

THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228581

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 677 813

  • EU contribution

    € 3 134 676

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France