Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Geo-Coat

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

In order to reliably provide energy to consumers, the geothermal energy sector needs to improve plant capacity to withstand corrosion, erosion and scaling from geofluids, and to maintain the equipment's up-time and generation efficiency. Unfortunately, currently available protecting materials, which have been developed primarily for oil and gas applications, underperform in exceptionally harsh conditions at geothermal plants, leading to a constant need to inspect and repair damage.

The main goal of Geo-Coat is to develop new resistant coating materials for components at geothermal plants in the form of high performance coatings of novel targeted "High Entropy Alloys" and Cermets, which can be thermally applied to the key vulnerable components, such as turbines, valves, pumps, heat exchangers and pipe bends.

The project 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.

Project reference: 
764086
Topic: 
LCE-07-2016-2017
Call for proposals: 
H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
Duration: 
01/02/2018 to 31/01/2021
Funding scheme: 
RIA
Total cost: 
€4,722,723
EU contribution: 
€4,722,723
Coordinator: 
TWI LIMITED