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Video presentations of laboratory rigs

The High Pressure Oxy-fuel combustion - HIPROX facility

Mario Ditaranto present this facility. This lab is a flexible pressurized facility for the development of novel combustion concepts. Novel power technologies as oxy-fuel or pre-combustion CO2 capture for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, demand new combustion concepts. Development of cleaner and more efficient combustion systems requires tailoring of flame features at microscopic level to extend stability and emission performances.

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SINTEF Energy Research's oxy-fuel combustion research facilities used in NEWEST-CCUS

The HIPROX facility is a part of the ECCSEL ERIC facilities.


CO2Mix Phase Equilibrium Facility (CO2MIX)

Yessica Arellano explains why understanding the CO2 stream composition is vital in CCS projects. It's not just about pure CO2; impurities play a crucial role too. 

Temperature and pressure impact the CO2's phase - knowing whether it's in liquid or gas form is key for safe transport and injection.  

SINTEF Energi AS phase equilibrium rig is a part of the ECCSEL ERIC facilities. The CO2-mix rig has been active for many years in NCCS: Norwegian CCS Research Centre and and helps the industry accurately measure CO2 mixtures. This is crucial for developing robust industry equations to predict how these mixtures behave in various processes.

ECCSEL ERIC website for CO2MIX


Depressurization Facility (DEPRESS)

Take a tour of our state-of-the-art Eccsel Depressurization facility with Chief Scientist with Svend Tollak Munkejord, and find out why accuracy, safety, and efficiency are fundamental for comprehending CO2 behaviour. 

Precision is a necessity for successfully scaling up carbon capture and storage. At NCCS, our commitment to exact and detailed research is vital for the projects like the Norwegian government's Longship initiative, marking a substantial contribution to Norway's journey toward a carbon-neutral future.



Flow Assurance for Safety Systems Facility (FASafe)

Join us for an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" look at ECCSEL and our Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facilities in Trondheim. In this episode, Svend Tollak Munkejord guides us through the FASafe (Flow Assurance Safety) pipeline setup, with a focus on the dynamics downstream of a constriction, especially concerning CO2

This setup is instrumental for our partners at NCCS in honing their simulation models, while we leverage this data to corroborate our own models concerning ductile fractures in CO2 pipeline designs.

ECCSEL ERIC website for FASafe


Cold CO2 Capture Pilot Rig (CCCP/SEPPIL)

David Berstad gives ut a tour of of our Cold CO2 Capture rig which is a part of the ECCSEL ERIC infrastrucutre. Producing cold liquid CO2 is key for full-scale CO2-storage experiments. 

The rig is mainly built for two purposes: 

  1. The first is separating cold liquid CO2 from volatile gas compositions. The experiments in this rig have already achieved CO2 purity levels of 99.9%! 
  2. The second area of focus is on storage experiments for cold liquid CO2 under varying pressures.

In our NCCS spin-off project "MACH-2", we've experimented with five-component mixtures, critical for advanced hydrogen production processes.


Demonstration of Flow Assurance for CO2 Transport Facility (DeFACTO)

Jacob Stang gives a quick tour of the DeFACTO Rig, exploring the CO2 flow in vertical pipes. 

In the Norwegian full-scale project, CO2 will be injected into underground storage via a vertical pipe from sea level. However, there's limited knowledge and models for understanding CO2 flow in these conditions. The goal of the rig is to improve these models, filling the knowledge gaps in CO2 flow dynamics. This research is vital for enhancing environmental technologies and managing CO2 emissions more effectively.


Facility for High Pressure or Complex Phase Equilibrium Measurements (HPC-PE):

Jannick Jooss gives ut a tour of the HPC-PE Rig, focusing on CO2 phase equilibrium and its impurities. Understanding CO2 behavior is crucial for its capture, transport, and storage.

The rig can handle extreme pressures and temperatures, aiding our research in diverse conditions. Recent experiments involve CO2 and water under controlled settings, using a gas chromatograph for analysis. Consistent pressure is maintained through a special bellow system, and precision is ensured with various pressure sensors.

Why is this important? To effectively combat climate change, we need to thoroughly understand the journey of CO2 - from capture to transport, and finally, storage.

ECCSEL ERIC website for HPC-PE

Viscocity and Density Apparatus (VISC-DENS)

Elisabeth Louise Sargeant gives us a tour in heart of the Varmeteknisk building, exploring the basement where our viscosity rig resides. 

This rig tool is crucial for measuring the thermophysical properties of CO2 and CO2-rich mixtures, a key step in optimizing CO2 transport in storage chains. 

The rig is all about getting accurate transport properties, including flow and heat transfer, which are vital for efficient and cost-effective CO2 management. 

These measurements are instrumental in constructing full-scale properties. Our goal? To avoid over-engineering and reduce costs, leveraging the data we gather here for optimal design and efficiency.