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Method and apparatus for measuring on-line failure of turbine thermal barrier coatings

United States Patent

April 6, 2010
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A method of remotely monitoring the radiant energy (6) emitted from a turbine component such as a turbine blade (1) having a low-reflective surface coating (3) which may be undergoing potential degradation is used to determine whether erosion, spallation, delamination, or the like, of the coating (3) is occurring.
Zombo; Paul J. (Cocoa, FL), Lemieux; Dennis (Casselberry, FL), Diatzikis; Evangelos (Oviedo, FL)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
10/ 610,214
June 30, 2003
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract DE-AC05-950R22242 awarded by the United States Department of Energy.