Thu, 20 April, 2023
TWI has been working as part of the GEOHEX project consortium to help develop novel coatings for use in geothermal applications.
The project team will be offering information on their findings during a webinar on 10 May 2023 dedicated to the subject of ‘Heat Exchange and Durability Performance of Novel Coatings.’
This online event will take place from 13:00-14:00 GMT, providing information on the maximising of heat transfer in heat exchangers as well as coatings to provide resistance to corrosion and scaling.
The project team used an experimental setup to test material samples with a range of different surface coatings in order to assess their performance as representative of different potential heat exchanger surfaces.
By measuring temperatures and flow it has been possible to assess the samples to classify various coating solutions and seek potential improvements.
Sample surfaces were analysed to determine corrosion resistance and evaluate potential benefits for protecting heat exchanger materials against industrial conditions.
A series of experimental trials compared the coated samples with either stainless steel or carbon steel substrates.
You can find out more about this work at the webinar, which will feature presentations from Professors Halldór Pálsson and Sigrun Nanna Karlsdottir of the University of Iceland.
Find out more and register for this online event, here.
The GEOHEX project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 851917