Gas Turbines: High Temperature Coatings and Life Extension

9 Dec 2009 - 10 Dec 2009

A two-day conference organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the High Temperature Materials Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Gas turbines are complex, expensive machines, operating in an extreme environment. The industry-wide drive to higher operating temperatures and greater efficiency is increasing the severity of the service conditions and materials solutions are required to protect the hot parts and extend the life of the components.

The very high cost of high performance parts has motivated advances in lifing techniques and major developments in repair schemes for the rotating parts in the compressor and turbine sections.  Component geometry and properties can be restored. Surface engineering provides a major enhancement to service life and coatings offer effective protection from the oxidation/corrosion and the hot gas stream. The combination of surface engineering, lifing techniques and repair offers th potential of significant life extension, with benefits to the economy, reduced environmental impact and conservation strategic materials. 

The topics covered by the conference will include: 

  • Affordable new materials and processes
  • Surface engineering for damage tolerance and wear resistance
  • Repair techniques for titanium and nickel based alloys
  • Thermal barrier and corrosion resistant coatings
  • Lifing models and their validation

The conference is aimed at both academic and industrial researchers. Papers are invited that enhance the scientific understanding of these complex processes and discuss practical applications of the technology. It will provide a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss the problems and identify new approaches for life extension of gas turbines.

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Venue and booking

Event Location: 
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
1 Carlton House Terrace
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Alison Rawlings
020 7451 7337

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