Fuel Cells, Solar, Wind
Solid Oxygen Fuel Cells (SOFC) convert chemical energy into electrical energy with high efficiency and low pollution. Its small footprint and size requirements make it particularly flexible to address a wide spectrum of electrical needs. The technology depends on internal components that can withstand degradation and deliver a long, reliable service life at a competitive cost.
X3 Innovations has developed surface technology thermal spray processes that apply high-quality coatings for SOFC electrodes that are competitive over the fuel cell’s service life.
Stainless steel and high purity copper brazed assemblies are important to the production of solar wafers as they allow a highly complex and detailed process to yield repeatable results in quality, longevity, and production cycles.
X3 Innovations has developed a specialised hydrogen brazing process that allows the final assembly to sustain rapid heating (> 1000°C) while simultaneously performing a controlled cooling process, resulting in solar panel production with high purity and consistently high quality.
Withstanding high dynamic loads, transmission gearboxes for wind turbines must ensure the highest reliability over an extended period. Their designs have to exhibit fatigue strength and precision, while minimising weight.
Thermal processing of transmission gearboxes improves resistance to fatigue load bending, resistance to surface contact fatigue, adds compressive residual stress to aid in the fatigue loading capabilities, all while maintaining a ductile core.