Geo-Coat Workshop: Materials Challenges in Geothermal Energy Production
Date: 22nd March 2021 – 10:30 – 13:30 (CET)
Can coatings help mitigate the material challenges in geothermal energy productions? As part of the project Geo-Coat (funded by European Union’s Horizon, Grant agreement 764086), novel corrosion- and erosion- resistant coatings based on selected High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) and Ceramic/Metal mixtures (Cermets) have been developed, showing remarkable resistance to threats of geothermal operations. These coatings can be applied through standard coating techniques (primarily High Velocity Oxygen-Fuel and Laser cladding) and have been designed to provide the required bond strength, hardness and density for challenging geothermal applications.
This event will present an overview of the Geo-Coat methodology to address the material challenges, exciting results from in-situ durability testing of the coatings in real geothermal environments, demonstration of flow assurance simulation models, demonstration of economic impact of Geo-Coat through Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) results and benefits of using coatings as lessons learned by end user.
- The Geo-Coat project
- In-situ durability testing of Geo-Coat developed coatings
- Geo-Coat Geothermal Flow Assurance Simulator
- The environmental footprint results with and without Geo-Coat technology components adopted in an Icelandic double flash type geothermal power plant
- Economic impact of Geo-Coat in highly corrosive geothermal environment
- Benefits of using coatings in geothermal power plants from an end-user perspective: lessons learned
- Francesco Fanicchia, Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering
- Dagur Ingi Ólafsson, Project Manager, Innovation Center Iceland
- M A Hye Chowdhury, Applied Physicist, Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS)
- Mohammad Ashadul Hoque, Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS)
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