Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) expand the application possibilities in the field of energy technology by contributing to weight reduction on the one hand and increasing the durability and efficiency of the components on the other.
CMC for Stationary Gas Turbines
The higher the operating temperature of stationary gas turbines, the higher their efficiency. From a technological point of view, a level has been reached where a significant increase in the operating temperature can only be achieved by using CMC.
Hot steam pipes in gas-fired power plants must withstand high pressures at the highest possible temperatures. At HTL, material composites are being developed in which gas-tight steel pipes are wrapped with a CMC to prevent creep under internal pressure load.