MHD Integrated Topping Cycle Project Metadata

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  • Main Title MHD Integrated Topping Cycle Project


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: TRW Space and Technology Group, Redondo Beach, CA (United States). Applied Technology Div.
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1992-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) Integrated Topping Cycle (ITC) Project represents the culmination of the proof-of-concept (POC) development stage in the US Department of Energy (DOE) program to advance MHD technology to early commercial development stage utility power applications. The project is a joint effort, combining the skills of three topping cycle component developers: TRW, Avco/TDS, and Westinghouse. TRW, the prime contractor and system integrator, is responsible for the 50 thermal megawatt (50 MW{sub t}) slagging coal combustion subsystem. Avco/TDS is responsible for the MHD channel subsystem (nozzle, channel, diffuser, and power conditioning circuits), and Westinghouse is responsible for the current consolidation subsystem. The ITC Project will advance the state-of-the-art in MHD power systems with the design, construction, and integrated testing of 50 MW{sub t} power train components which are prototypical of the equipment that will be used in an early commercial scale MHD utility retrofit. Long duration testing of the integrated power train at the Component Development and Integration Facility (CDIF) in Butte, Montana will be performed, so that by the early 1990's, an engineering data base on the reliability, availability, maintainability and performance of the system will be available to allow scaleup of the prototypical designs to the next development level. This Sixteenth Quarterly Technical Progress Report covers the period May 1, 1991 to July 31, 1991.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (154 p)


  • Keyword: Power Conditioning Circuits
  • STI Subject Categories: 30 Direct Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Direct Energy Converters
  • Keyword: Mhd Generator Cdif
  • Keyword: Topping Cycles
  • Keyword: Mhd Channels
  • Keyword: Electronic Circuits
  • Keyword: Mhd Generators 300101* -- Mhd Generators-- Design & Development
  • Keyword: Fabrication
  • Keyword: Document Types
  • Keyword: Coal-Fired Mhd Generators


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE92016610
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/90274-T17
  • Report No.: MHD-ITC--92-033
  • Grant Number: AC22-87PC90274
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5012492
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060398


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; GPO Dep.