Compact Diffusion Bonded Printed-Circuit Heat Exchanger Development Using Nickel Superalloys for Highly Power Dense and Efficient Modular Energy Production Systems

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Program:
HITEMMP
Award:
$2,114,614
Location:
Sacramento, California
Status:
ALUMNI
Project Term:
08/19/2019 - 02/18/2024
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Technology Description:

Vacuum Process engineering will develop a superalloy-based printed circuit heat exchanger for operation at temperatures exceeding 800°C (1472°F) and pressures above 80 bar (1160 psi). The team will build the heat exchanger applying a diffusion solid-state welding manufacturing technique, which uses stacked individual metal sheets with semi-circular channels formed from a chemical treatment process. The goal is to create a highly effective, high temperature compact heat exchanger with a high-strength bond during the welding capable of containing the very high pressure fluid at elevated temperatures. This project will enable increased deployment of clean, efficient, compact, and cost-effective power dense power production systems that will reduce energy-related emissions.

Potential Impact:

HITEMMP projects will enable a revolutionary new class of heat exchangers and innovative approaches to advanced manufacturing with applications for a wide range of commercial and industrial energy producers and consumers.

Security:

High performance, efficient heat exchangers could increase industrial efficiency, supporting domestic industries. The developed manufacturing techniques for high temperature materials could strengthen U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing.

Environment:

More efficient electricity generation and industrial processes could significantly reduce emissions by enabling more efficient operations.

Economy:

HITEMMP technologies could enable more cost-effective, efficient, and compact modular power for multiple applications.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Philseok Kim
Project Contact:
Dr. Dereje Amogne
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
derejes@vpei.com

Partners

National Energy Technology Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratory

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Release Date:
08/09/2018