VTTs new device promotes clean combustion technology with high plant efficiency
VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland, offers new opportunities to improve power plant efficiency with its globally unique research equipment. Most power plant types, independent of their fuel, use steam to produce energy. The first of its kind, VTTs equipment now enables steam to be brought to its supercritical state under research conditions. In this state, the steam may reach a temperature of 700 degrees Celsius under very high pressure.
Converting steam into a supercritical fluid in power plants enables energy to be produced with less fuel and smaller carbon dioxide emissions. The unique research device can be used to simultaneously study the progress of corrosion in materials and the impact of mechanical loading on the objects studied.
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