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.
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 www.tcmda.com/Global/Dokumenter Independent Verification Contractor
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.
Test centre mongstad presentation may 2013
Vegar StoksetHead of CommunicationsVegar StoksetHead of Communications
TCM is the world’s largest facility fortesting and improving CO2 captureKnowledge gained will preparethe ground for CO2 capture initiativesto combat climate change.
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
Power plantAmine plantChilled ammonia plantAdmincomplexSubstationUtility systemsArea for futuretechnologiesSea water inletCO2 ventCatalyticcracker
▪ 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
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 validate simulation model as well as providing abase case for future vendors.Goal: Establish an energy efficient process and to mitigate risks when implementing a full-scale Carbon Capture Unit
Operational experience• High on-stream availability (over 90%)
• 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
Testing activities at the Chilled Ammonia Plant• Initial period of 13months (+ optional 6 months) based on test program developed byAlstom.• Focus on;• process optimization, including: energy efficiency, ammonia consumption and lowemissions• 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
• CAP started in november• Established rapidly stable operations• Some disruptions related toequipment• Shut down for modifications toimprove performance• Full-scale Technology qualificationprogramme
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
Discharge permit• The discharge permit regulates maximum allowed quantities andconcentrations for certain known compounds. For TCM: ammonia,amines, aldehydes• Nitrosamines and nitramines are regulated based on dispersioncalculations and ultimate concentrations in ambient air and drinkingwater• Emissions to air have the highest focus in the permit and also in thereporting
Collecting data from 4000 online instrumentsCollecting data from 4000 online instruments
Analyzing samples from 100 sampling pointsAnalyzing samples from 100 sampling points
• Invitation to vendors to use theavailable open slot/land, utilitiesand other infrastructure• Open for acceptance until 31.06.2013Utilization of avaliable site
More than 4000 visitors to dateMore than 4000 visitors to date
• Every day, in our test centres around the world new experiences,lessons and solutions are developed• Our new knowledge is documented and captured in systems and it is carried by testcentre employees, partners and contractors.• Although much of the knowledge is private and defines our institutes’ competitiveadvantage, we believe that part of it will, when shared, benefit all of us.• Therefore, we’d like to establish a forum where our experiences can be shared in anenvironment of trust in order to further advance the capture technology
• 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)
Potential sharing themesSharing theme DescriptionBenchmarking methods and performance indicatorsTechnology Verification Verifying that new technology delivers what is requiredHarmonization of Requirements Accelerating technology development through harmonization of testing requirementsHSE Safeguarding people and the environment by sharing good practice in HSEMonitoring & Instrumentation Sharing experience with measurement, monitoring and instrumentationRegulations Sharing experience with legislation and regulatory frame-conditionsCommunication with stakeholders Sharing experience with public and media relationsOperational experience Sharing experience with common equipment such as pumps, compressors and heat exchangersWaste Management BenchmarkingLaboratory methods Establishing recognized methods for sampling and analysis
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