Ceramics for Energy Generation and Storage Applications

Technical ceramics exhibit unique properties and offer high performance potential for applications in which no other material class will suffice. Electric and thermal power generation and storage technologies often rely on some combination of high temperatures, corrosive environments, large stressed, and high voltages during their manufacture and/or to enable their operation. Examples of energy technologies that benefit (or could benefit) from the utlization of advanced technical ceramic components include:

  • Small-scale Combined-Heat-and-Power (CHP)
  • High temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
  • Photovoltaics and solar thermal power (flat panel/tubular PV, concentrated (CSP))
  • Biomass/Biofuels
  • Nuclear power
  • Thermoelectric devices
  • Geothermal power, and more

 

STC offers custom-made components fabricated to your designs and requirements from a wide range of high-performance ceramic materials appropriate for energy applications, including Yttria Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal (YTZP), Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia (MSZ), Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA), Silicon Nitride, dense Mullite, refractory-grade Cordierite, Nano-Porous Alumina, and Alumina in percentages from 74% to 99.96%. Our Applications Engineers work with your technical staff to make sure that the choice of material best matches your component's form, fit, and function in the context of the application.

We are certified to AS9100 and ISO9001 qulaity standards and have complete control of our material form powder formulation to finished parts, thus ensuring tractability and consistent results from part to part and batch to batch for every project we undertake. STC takes pride in our personal customer service and provides knowledgeable engineering support for your research and development projects through dedicated project teams and agile manufacturing. We are also always available for on-site or remote technical discussions between our engineering departments and yours. Our goal is to go beyond simply supplying components and become an integral partner with you as you develop the technology of tomorrow.

If you are ready to find the ceramic material solution for your project, either submit an RFQ or send us your technical questions through the links below.

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Applications

Application / Component Examples
High Temp Support SparsThreaded RodsElectrical Insulator Plates/Standoffs
Thermocouple TubesHigh-Voltage/-Vacuum InsulatorsMetallized Components
Thermal Shield Plates/TubesChemical Processing ContainmentNano-/Ultra-Filtration Membranes
Combustion ComponentsMicrowave/RF Plasma ComponentsThermal Processing Fixtures