January 26, 2023
Aluminization Coatings and Glass Seals for High Temperature Systems - CRADA 536 (Final Report)
AbstractThe objective of this project was to demonstrate the suitability of PNNL’s Reactive Air Aluminization (RAA) coatings (US Patent Numbers 10,577,694, 10,378,094, and 9,481,923) for use in high-temperature systems. In particular, PNNL and Utility Global undertook a collaborative effort to explore the applicability of these coatings in Utility Global’s high-temperature hydrogen reactors where they would be used to prepare the sealing surfaces of the reactor technology. Utility Global instructed PNNL regarding their needs relating to further development of glass seal technologies suitable for use in their systems. This effort entailed alkaline earth-based silicate glass development and characterization; evaluation and characterization of reliability and compatibility of the coatings with glass seals, working environments, and substrates; performance demonstrations of representative cells and intermediate cells sealed using the glass seals and/or coatings of interest; and incorporation of the aluminization coatings and glass seals into Utility Global reactors for testing.
Published: January 26, 2023