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Quantitative Failure Consequence Hazard Assessment for Next Generation CO2 Pipelines

Objective

This project addresses the fundamentally important and urgent issue regarding the accurate predictions of fluid phase, discharge rate, emergency isolation and subsequent atmospheric dispersion during accidental releases from pressurised CO2 pipelines to be employed as an integral part of large scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) chain. This information is pivotal to quantifying all the hazard consequences associated with CO2 pipeline failure forming the basis for emergency response planning and determining minimum safe distances to populated areas. The development of state of the art multiphase heterogeneous discharge and dispersion models for predicting the correct fluid phase during the discharge process will be of particular importance given the very different hazard profiles of CO2 in the gas and solid states. Model validations will be based on both small scale controlled laboratory conditions as well as large scale field trials using a unique CCS facility in China. A cost/benefit analysis will be performed to determine the optimum level of impurities in the captured CO2 stream based on safety and economic considerations. The work proposed, carried out over a period of 36 months will embody the understanding gained within safety and risk assessment tools that can be used for evaluating the adequacy of controls in CO2 pipelines, with best practice guidelines also being developed. The proposal addresses the main themes of the Collaborative Call in that it "has a predominant research component and its successful outcome would allow the safe and commercial deployment of large scale near zero emission power generation technology based on CCS”. The project also enjoys strategic leadership from members the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum and highly relevant collaboration with the world’s second largest and fastest producer of CO2, China.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

University College London
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 339 829,40
Administrative Contact
Haroun Mahgerefteh (Prof.)

Participants (6)

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 307 476
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marina Fontara (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 208 533
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Mathieu-Gouteyron (Ms.)
Dalian University of Technology
China
EU contribution
€ 421 400
Address
Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District No.2
116024 Dalian
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yongchun Zhang (Prof.)
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 467
Address
Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christopher John Marik (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 487,60
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
GEXCON AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 305 184
Address
Fantoftvegen 38
5072 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trygve Skjold (Mr.)