Thermodynamics energetics laboratory -ULg- Lab'InSight Biomass to Energy

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Thermodynamics energetics laboratory -ULg- Lab'InSight Biomass to Energy

  1. 1. 1 Thermodynamics and Energetics Laboratory Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department Université de Liège Prof. Vincent Lemort Assistant professor Lab’InSight « Biomass to Energy » - CTA, December 11th 2012»
  2. 2. Fields of Expertise • Large experience with thermal/thermodynamics systems • Development of modeling and simulation tools • Long tradition of experimental studies • Monitoring of energy systems Industrial application fields • Innovative CHP systems (external combustion engines) • Organic Rankine cycle systems • Positive displacement machines • Biomass CHP plants • (Waste heat recovery) 2 FIELDS OF EXPERTISE AND INDUSTRIAL TARGETS Strée – December 11th 2012
  3. 3. → Simulation and optimization of biomass CHP plants → Integration of biomass CHP plants in District Heating Networks 3 CENTRALIZED POWER PRODUCTION Simulation and optimization of the biomass chp plant of the Ulg Campus (Sart-Tilman). Strée – December 11th 2012
  4. 4. Performance Monitoring of Power plants → Real time estimation of performance parameters → Processing of transient data → Identification of faulty sensors 4 CENTRALIZED POWER PRODUCTION Strée – december 11th 2012
  5. 5. 5 DISTRIBUTED POWER PRODUCTION Organic Rankine Cycle heat engines Waste heat recovery or renewable energies: solar, biomass, geothermal Electricity /mechanical power Heat (heating demand) ORC 1.1 MWe in Austria (Turboden) ORC efficiency: 15-19% Hot water production at 90°C Strée – December 11th 2012
  6. 6. 6 DISTRIBUTED POWER PRODUCTION Strée – December 11th 2012 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 2,5 3,5 4,5 5,5 6,5 7,5 Expanderisentropicefficency[%] Pressure ratio [-] 2000 rpm (12 bar) 2500 rpm (12 bar) 3000 rpm (12 bar) → Investigation of positive displacement expanders  Scroll, screw, piston,…  Design optimization, experimentation → Optimization of the cycle architecture → Selection of the working fluid → Control of ORC systems Performance of a prototype of scroll expander developped in the laboratory
  7. 7. 7 DISTRIBUTED POWER PRODUCTION Strée – December 11th 2012 → External heat engine used for CHP → Prototype under construction Ericsson heat engines
  8. 8. 8 SERVICES PROVIDED TO COMPANIES Experimental work → Design and construction of experimental setups → Analysis of experimental data → Monitoring of energy systems Modeling & Simulation → Improve energy performance of systems: design, integration and control of components → Development/adaptation of our model library to our partners’ needs Infrastructures → Compressor test rigs; 2 climatic + calorimetric chambers (HVAC equipments); 1 Mobile air-conditioning test rig; 2 Organic Rankine cycles; 1 Chassis dynamometer; Gas, fueloil and pellet boilers Figures Staff: 30; Annual turnover of ~ 1 million € Strée – December 11th 2012
  9. 9. 9 LABORATORY CONTACT INFORMATION UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE / Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department Thermodynamics and Energtic Laboratory Campus du Sart Tilman, B49 B-4000 Liège www.labothap.ulg.ac.be Prof. Vincent Lemort Chargé de cours Vincent.lemort@ulg.ac.be - Phone : +32 485 20 82 81 Prof. Pierre Dewallef Chargé de cours p.dewallef@ulg.ac.be - Phone : +32 4 366 99 95 Strée – December 11th 2012

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