Could ‘Liquid Metal’ technologies transform the economics of OTEC components?

‘Liquid Metal’ is a revolutionary new metallic alloy that offers properties tailored to the end application such as seawater corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity and hardness. Most interestingly it can be shaped and moulded like conventional plastics using lower temperature methods while still offering metallic properties. Titanium is the current metal of choice for -for example- the plate heat exchangers for an OTEC, however the metal has high costs associated with shaping the end product. More information at Liquidmetal Technologies web site.

From our reporter: Nick Outram

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