Electrical heating technologies for flow assurance of subsea flowlines
Induction heating, direct heating or trace heating? Pipe-in-pipe or wet insulation? There are several technologies and methods available for electrical heating of subsea flowlines for the oil and gas industry. In this overview, we will take a look at each of the different technologies and point out their way of operation, advantages and disadvantages.
WoodCFD – and how to preserve “hygge” for the future
You’re probably wondering what the concept of “hygge” has to do with the acronym WoodCFD, and from time to time so do I. The Scandinavian concept of “hygge” has come to mean that warm cosy feeling you get sitting in front of a wood stove or built-in fireplace. It is literally feeling the warmth from the flames dancing behind the glass, and hearing the tiny explosions made by the logs giving off sparks.
Internship in the HVDC Inertia provision project
I decided to do my master thesis in SINTEF Energy Research because during my studies I gained interest about the HVDC interconnection and the virtual inertia provision. My Italian supervisor, professor Luigi Piegari, proposed me this research institute where I found the HVDC inertia provision project perfectly suitable to my aim.
At the COP24: Are we going to save the planet?
Going to Katowice on a cold winters day, I was wondering about what would be the outcome of this 24th COP meeting. Is the world going to sign up for saving the planet as we know it, or is it simply not cost-effective to do it?
Status of biofuels in Norway and worldwide 2018
Biofuels are fuels derived from biological materials that can be used to replace petrol, diesel and other fossil-based fuels.
Phase-out of fossil fuels: SINTEF develops a novel high temperature heat pump
In the face of the most recent and drastic climate report of the UN, the reduction of our fossil fuel consumption is a “must” in order to limit the impact of global warming. However, many industrial processes require fossil fuel in order to supply process heat and without a substitution for this supply chain it will be unlikely that we will reach the climate targets. Fortunately, SINTEF Energy Research has developed a prototype high temperature heat pump in the HeatUp project, and the results are very promising.
NCCS – The value of bringing the CCS world together
No country, no business, no institute can do CCS on their own, James Johnson said on the first day of GHGT-14. And Jérôme Schmitt said that CCS is not a competition, but cooperation. At The Norwegian CCS research Centre (NCCS), we bring nations, businesses and research together to fast-track CCS deployment.
The final stretch of CEMCAP – 7 presentations and 5 posters at the 14th Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference, Melbourne, Australia
CEMCAP is a project funded by Horizon 2020 addressing CO2 capture from cement production. The primary objective of CEMCAP is to prepare the ground for large-scale implementation of CO2 capture in the European cement industry. The project has been running for 3,5 years, and will be concluded the 31st of October.
NCCS represented at CCS Forum 2018
In June 2018, Imperial College in London organized the Second CCS forum. This meeting hosted international delegates from academia, industry and government, representing institutions in the UK, US, the Netherlands, Australia, Norway, Switzerland, France, Germany, Canada and Austria.