TCM presentation May 2013


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Vegar Stokset, Head of Communications, TCM DA

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  • Testing at the TCM Amine Plant will initially be based on a test program from Aker Solutions (AS), where AS will test their proprietary solvents for a time period of 15 months. Later other vendors will use the facility. Focus is on process performance, mainly energy efficiency - steam and electricity consumption - and emissions monitoring. The amine plant has several hundred online instruments monitoring the plant performance and emissions. In addition, an extensive lab programme has been developed with focus on monitoring solvent performance, degradation and emissions to air and water. The lab data, as well as isokinetic sampling and third party verification measurements will back up the online metering to enhance monitoring of a wide range of emissions components. TCM DA and AS will in a combined effort strive to identify synergies in solvent performance and plant operation to obtain an energy efficient process and minimise emissions to air and water.
  • The initial tests are based on the program developed by Alstom, the owner of the IPR. Focus is on process optimization, including: energy efficiency (steam and electricity consumption), ammonia consumption and low emissions, steady state and transient operations, impact of flue gas impurities. The Chilled Ammonia Plant allows a large flexibility for testing various absorbers design. Comprehensive online instruments ensure monitoring of the plant performance and emissions. The solvent developed by Alstom do not produce degradation products and is based on a low cost and available solvent. This design allow the development of reliable simulation tools, based on the tests, for calculation of the heat and mass balances. Lab data, as well as isokinetic sampling and third party verification measurements will back up the online metering to enhance monitoring of a wide range of emissions components.
  • Invitation to vendors and other interested parties to use the existing large scale amine test plant The amine plant can be made available for other users towards the end of 2013/beginning 2014. Invitation to vendors and other interested parties to participate in a negotiated tender process for using the available open slot/land, utilities and other infrastructure Open for acceptance until 31.12.2012 Independent Verification Contractor
  • TCM presentation May 2013

    1. 1. Vegar StoksetHead of CommunicationsVegar StoksetHead of CommunicationsTCM
    2. 2. TCM is the world’s largest facility fortesting and improving CO2 captureKnowledge gained will preparethe ground for CO2 capture initiativesto combat climate change.
    3. 3. TCM – Highlights2006200920122005 Government policy: No carbon based power generationin Norway without CCSNorwegian Government and Statoil agreed 2-staged approach:1: Demonstrate and develop capture technologies (TCM)2: Build large scale (1 mTons CO2/year) capture plantInvestment decision taken for TCM.Partnership established (TCM DA)Official inauguration in May 2012Five year initial test period started
    4. 4. Power plantAmine plantChilled ammonia plantAdmincomplexSubstationUtility systemsArea for futuretechnologiesSea water inletCO2 ventCatalyticcracker
    5. 5. Refinery RCC fluegas = 13% CO2Power plant fluegas = 3.5% CO2
    6. 6. ▪ Reduce costs (Cost/kWh)▪ Mitigate risks when implementingfull-scale CC- solutions▪ Be an active part in shaping the CCS-technologylandscape▪ Ensure an acctive global network▪ Exploit synergy with other playersand institutionsDrive technology developmentthrough utilizing availableinfrastructureDevelope and position TCM in aglobal knowledge- and testnetworkEstablish CCS as cost efficientclimate solution with acceptablerisk123Develop a business model for testingtechnology at TCM which isattractive to technology-developersand technology-vendors.4
    7. 7. TCM Operations• Plant in operation 24 hours a day, year round – similarly to aproduction plant– Each shift consists of 6 operators• 2 persons/shift/area– Amine and chilled ammonia plant& utillities• 3 control rooms - one per area
    8. 8. Testing activities at the Amine Plant• Initial test period for 15 months with Aker Clean Carbon• Focus on;• process performance, mainly energy efficiency- steam and electricity consumption• solvent degradation• emissions monitoring.• Baseline study with MEA solvent to validatesimulation model as well as providing a basecase for future vendors.Goal: Establish an energy efficient process and to mitigate risks when implementing a full-scale Carbon Capture Unit
    9. 9. Operational experience• High on-stream availability (over 90%)• Fast response time
    10. 10. Testing activities at the Chilled Ammonia Plant• Initial period of 13months (+ optional 6 months)based on test program developed by Alstom.• Focus on;• process optimization, energy efficiency,ammonia consumption and low emissions• steady state and transient operations• impact of flue gas impurities.Goal: Establish an energy efficient process and to mitigate risks when implementing a full-scale Carbon Capture Unit
    11. 11. • CAP started in november• Established rapidly stable operations• Some disruptions related toequipment• Shut down for modifications toimprove performance• Full-scale Technology qualificationprogrammeCAP Test Programme
    12. 12. Collecting data from 4000 online instrumentsCollecting data from 4000 online instruments
    13. 13. Analyzing samples from 100 sampling pointsAnalyzing samples from 100 sampling points
    14. 14. Multi-discipline technical staffMulti-discipline technical staff
    15. 15. • Good response to “Request for interest”(RFI) for use of the Amine plant.• Short listed: Aker, Siemens, Hitachi,Mitsubishi• The Amine test unit will be available forone of the short listed beginning 2014.Future utilization of Amine plant
    16. 16. • Invitation to vendors to use theavailable open slot/land, utilitiesand other infrastructure• Open for acceptance until 31.06.2013Utilization of avaliable site
    17. 17. • TCM has taken the initiative to form an international test centre network for carboncapture test facilities around the world to share knowledge to accelerate thecommercialisation of technology.• The key aims of the CCS Test Centre Network are to share knowledge of technologicaldevelopments, construction and operational experience, establish performanceindicators, and promote technology standardization.• Overall the network will establish a level playing field for technology vendors to reducecosts, plus technical, environmental and financial risks associated with CCS.CCS Test Center Network
    18. 18. • Helps to make connections, capture of lessons and knowledge creation• Respects IP• Has prioritized common sharing themes• Works with a mix of face-to-face and on-line sharing activities• Has a common identity• Has a mandated contact for each member, with a rotating coordinator• May have bi-lateral sharing arrangements• Is supported (e.g. meeting facilitation, website and content collation)CCS Test Center Network
    19. 19. • Technology Centre Mongstad (Norway)• Southern Company (Alabama, US)• SaskPower (Alberta, Canada)• E.ON (Germany)• J-Power (Japan)• ENEL Engineering and Research (Italy)• Doosan Power Systems (UK)CCS Test Center Network members
    20. 20. Read more at www.tcmda.com