Group Contact for the project is Niels J. Bjerrum or from Tantaline
The vision of the project is to develop and market a tantalum coated high temperature Extreme Corrosion resistance Welded Plate (ECWP) heat exchanger having efficiency 5-7 times higher and a service life 50 - 100 times longer than state-of-the art shell & tube heat exchangers made from specialty alloys like nickel, titanium, zirconium and tantalum alloys.
To realize this vision Tantaline, DTU Energy Conversion and Alfa Laval will combine the patented “Alfa Nova” stainless steel heat exchanger series with a purpose designed “Tantalum Surface Alloy” technology to create an extraordinary high performing product that can be produced at a main stream nickel alloy price level.
The overall success criteria in the 3 year funding period is to develop and fabricate 50 m2 industrial scale prototype ECWP heat exchangers and establish successful field tests.
The project is funded by:
The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation