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METHODOLOGY GOVERNING THE ENERGY INTEGRATION OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES.

Objective

THE AIMS OF THIS STUDY WERE TO DEVELOP A METHODOLOGY FOR THE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ENERGY-SAVING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND THE INTEGRATION OF THAT METHODOLOGY INTO EASY-TO-USE SOFTWARES, OF WHICH TWO HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED.
SYNEP is one of the modules of a complete set of software used in process engineering, notably aimed at chemical plants. The systems presented include the phases of measurement, collection, validation of the data, parameter identification of the proposed model, simulation of process performance and the evaluation of alternatives and optimisation. SYNEP is the tool used in the evaluation and optimisation phase.
DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE METHODS AND SOFTWARES IN ORDER TO INTEGRATE THE ENERGY SAVING OF THE PROCESSES INVOLVED AND TO ENABLE THE MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL-SITE UTILITY NETWORKS TO BE OPTIMIZED.
ENERGY INTEGRATION ON THE BASIS OF AN OVERALL ECONOMIC CRITERION INCLUDING INVESTMENTS AND OPERATING COSTS BY MEANS OF AN AUTOMATIC OPTIMIZATION PROGRAMME INCLUDING A TAKING INTO ACCOUNT OF THE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY NON-LINEARITY AND VARIATIONS IN THE OPERATING CONDITIONS.
DEVELOPMENT OF A UTILITY MANAGEMENT TOOL WHICH CAN OPERATE AUTOMATICALLY, BUT WHICH ENABLES ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES TO BE ASSESSED IN THE CONVERSATIONAL MODE, TOGETHER WITH CALCULATION OF THE PENALTIES IN RELATION TO THE OPTION.
THESE DEVELOPMENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AS PART OF A GENERAL EXISTING SIMULATION PROGRAMME, BELSIM, IN SUCH A WAY AS TO BE ABLE TO TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF THE SOLUTIONS ENVISAGED AT EACH STAGE OF AN IMPLEMENTATION STUDY.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE*ULG
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Place Du 20 Aout 7
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Belgium