Nuevos Materiales y Procesos para Aplicaciones Energéticas

Steels and superalloys for energy applications

Nuevos Materiales

Ceit has an important activity in the optimization of manufacturing processes for improved steels and superalloys for energy applications:

  • Microstructural control for improved material performance under harsh service conditions: high temperature applications, deep/sour oil and gas wells,…

  • Microstructure / property relationships

  • Degradation and failure mechanisms: Aging, oxidation, creep, corrosion,… Cyclic conditions and overlapping of mechanisms: thermomechanical fatigue, creep-fatigue. Temperature gradients and thermal shock, wear, radiation. Mechanical properties.

  • Surface treatments (i.e. shot peening). Investigation of surface reactions and mechanisms at high temperature

  • Modeling

  • Bimetallic bonding and production of components through: thermomechanical processes, hot-pressing, HIP and high vacuum furnaces.

  • Hot Isostatic Pressure (HIP) for powder consolidation: atomization, can design and manufacture, HIP, final machining. Alternative to forging plus machining.