CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Air-Riding Seal Technology for Advanced Gas Turbine Engines

Performer: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.

Project No: SC0008218


  • Proved the ARS's functionality to operate with significantly reduced leakage rates over a range of pressures.
  • Matched analytical results, 3D CFD and 1D hand calculations, to test data demonstrating understanding of the physical behavior of the technology.
  • Developed technology maturation concepts based upon analytical models rooted to test data.
  • Created engine performance models to illustrate the potential benefit of $7.2 million per year for a single utility scale engine with the ARS technology installed.
  • Awarded Phase II SBIR to take the technology from technology readiness level (TRL) 2/3 to 5/6.

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