CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Demonstration of Enabling Spar-Shell Cooling Technology in Gas Turbines

Performer: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.

Project No: FE0006696


Produced a viable design concept which continues to be developed within the detailed design phase.

  • Completed extensive engineering calculations and analysis of the feasibility of the mechanical design, including cooling and structural aspects.
  • Conducted failure modes and effects analyses (FMEA's) to identify the pertinent technical risks and to define mitigation plans to counter these risks.
  • Established an agreement with Siemens Energy, Inc., to participate in this project.
  • Identified a suitable test vehicle, and a target date for insertion of spar-shell turbine components into that vehicle was defined.
  • Performed high-fidelity thermal and structural analyses to support the feasibility of the detailed design.
  • Completed the detailed design of a spar-shell vane.
  • Released casting details to production.
  • Completed design verification and validation testing of the heat transfer and sealing aspects of the design.
  • Completed detailed design reviews.
  • Facilitated fabrication feasibility and cost assessments with FTT manufacturing and procurement support.
  • Completed product definition (drawings, computer-aided design (CAD) models, etc.).
  • Fabricated prototype models to demonstrate/illustrate the design concept and to prove the manufacturing feasibility of the concept.
  • Completed definition of instrumentation requirements and wrote instrumentation specification.
  • Completed manufacture of airfoil (shell) castings.
  • Completed manufacture of internal spar castings.

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