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Material challenges in geothermal energy production

Webinars 22 January 2020

TWI FREE WEBINAR: Can coatings help mitigating material challenges in geothermal energy production? at 3.00pm UK Time

The production of renewable electricity through geothermal resources is increasing at a rate of 500-700 MW per year. However, this growth rate is hindered by significant material challenges experienced, namely corrosion, erosion and scaling which often act combined. In order to mitigate such conditions, coatings can be designed to provide an effective and economical solution. However, the broad range of physical-chemical conditions encountered at different locations within a geothermal power plant, and the wide spectrum of available coating technologies makes the task non-trivial. 

In this webinar, an overview of the damage mechanisms occurring in geothermal energy production will be provided, together with a review of past and ongoing research on coatings for geothermal damage mitigation. Focus will be given to the European funded Geo-Coat project (http://www.geo-coat.eu/).   

Benefits of attending webinar 

  • Knowledge of geothermal systems
  • Knowledge of material challenges in geothermal energy production
  • Understanding of advantages and challenges in using coatings as damage mitigation systems

Who should attend?

  • Geothermal industry
  • Other industries facing comparable challenges (Biomass, Oil&Gas, etc).

 

Meet the team

Francesco Fanicchia - Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering

Francesco Fanicchia

Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering

Francesco joined TWI in 2018 as a senior project leader in the Surfacing section, after a PhD focused on novel Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) for aerospace applications.

 Francesco now coordinates European (Horizon2020), Innovate UK and single client projects, primarily focusing on novel coating materials for aggressive environments deposited through cold spray and thermal spray technologies. His main research interest lies in the development of High Entropy Alloys, complex materials generated by combining different elements (>3) to provide interesting thermo-mechanical properties.

TWI has considerable experience in the successful development and characterisation of coatings for several applications in aerospace, power generation, oil & gas, etc. Discover more about TWI's coating and surface engineering technologies. 

 

Namrata Kale  - Collaborative Project Manager - Materials Business Development

Namrata Kale

Collaborative Project Manager - Materials Business Development

Namrata Kale is a Collaborative Project Manager in the Materials Business Development Section. Her current activities includes management and delivery of European and Innovate projects across different sections within the Materials and Structural Integrity Technology Group.

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