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A Shell-and-tube heat exchanger enhancement that increases Energy Efficiency in the Oil, Gas, Power & Chemical Process Sectors

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - FlowEnhancer (A Shell-and-tube heat exchanger enhancement that increases Energy Efficiency in the Oil, Gas, Power & Chemical Process Sectors)

Période du rapport: 2019-11-01 au 2021-01-31

The Flow Enhancer projects aims at commercialising an innovative heat exchanger efficiency enhancement that will allow plant operators in the Oil & Gas and power generation sectors to achieve substantial fuel and CO2 emission savings. The outcomes of the project will contribute towards European Policy objectives on a low carbon economy and climate change.
The project’s objectives are comprised of both commercial and technical objectives and they are as follows:
• Optimize the system’s mechanical design
• Create an online flow diversion angle calculator
• To validate the final product in industrial environment
• To produce the Installation and Maintenance Guidelines of the product
• To perform a market audit
• To certify the Flow Enhancer system in Europe
• To perform pre-launch operations to facilitate market entry
• To disseminate the Flow Enhancer system’s advantages to the industry
• To incentive the industry operators towards efficiency savings
• To finalise our commercialisation plan
During reporting period 2, the project has achieved the following objectives:
1. Product validation
The performance of the system has been validated
2. Performed pre-launch activities
We have set up the service, support and logistics teams among the industrial partners for commercialisation of the technology
3. To disseminate the Flow Enhancer system’s advantages to the industry
Disseminated the Flow Enhancers advantages to industry
4. To finalise our commercialisation plan
Finalised the commercial plan
The Flow Enhancer project will achieve a step performance increase in a component that is ubiquitously used in an industry where technological breakthroughs are notoriously rare and where the volume, quantities and sizes are such that even a marginal improvement in the production process can potentially result in billions of euros being saved, as well as reducing the enormous environmental footprint of the industry. The final outcome of the action will be a market-grade product that will be either licensed to manufacturers for inclusion in new models or retrofitted into old ones.
The work carried will contribute towards European policy objectives, especially:
• 2030 Climate and Energy framework
• 2050 Low-Carbon economy
• Industrial Emission Directive (IED)
This is an image of the Flow Enhancer product name - Flow Optimiser