This main goal will be addressed with a set of specific objectives as follows:
Develop new material systems
Increase the durability up to 20%
Achieve reliable monitoring
Reduce CAPEX to 1.03%
Reduce OPEX a 40%
30% with the new surface engineering: biomass corrosion highly resistant coatings on creep resistance materials,
6% with the new strategies of welding and bending for coated tubes
and 4% with new online corrosion monitoring system specifically designed for biomass CHP plants.
Increase efficiency up to 40-42%
Raise the plant lifetime
a) increasing 5 % of the operational hours of boiler components and SH tubes, reaching more than 8,400 hours per year, saving up to 11 days of annual maintenance (meaning a potentially increase of income of approx. 1.1M€ in power generation);
b) increasing 5 years (25%) the total plant lifetime through the new corrosion protection systems.