Removal of carbon particles challenge

Could you develop solutions to remove fuel auto-oxidation deposits from internal fuel passages?

The challenge

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside a multinational organisation in the gas turbine industry. They are looking to engage innovators that can help them solve a significant challenge in relation to removing fuel auto-oxidation deposits from internal fuel passages within Inconel injectors without dismantling the unit/components.

What happens next? 

They will support the development of the winning solution. This may be in two stages with a proof of concept approach for removing the carbon deposits, then further developed for in field use, preferably as a portable unit.

Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to pitch to the challenge holder. The package may also include:

  • Support and facilities from the challenge holder to test and develop the systems within their own laboratory space with the product needing cleaning
  • Support from the Catapult networks and the KTN
  • Support in the development of a prototype or pilot
  • Technical support
  • Invitation to attend or present at KTN or Catapult events
  • A potential business collaboration
  • Investor introductions (if investment is required)
  • Support if any innovate or similar competitions are relevant

Closing date

This competition closes on 02 July 2021.

How to get involved

Get more details about this challenge and apply through the KTN website.