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KVM013 - Industrial energy systems
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 47 - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D
Maximum participants: 100

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Written and oral assignments 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    
0207 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   17 Dec 2013 pm V,  22 Apr 2014 pm V,  19 Aug 2014 pm V

In programs

MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Thore Berntsson
Professor  Simon Harvey


Replaces

KVM012   Industrial energy systems

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/188ad7c6-f402-46be-b090-6d2c5cd3f712


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Engineering thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy technology (including heat exchanger theory).

Aim

The aim of the course is to train students to use process integration methods and tools necessary for identifying and designing efficient industrial process energy system solutions that contribute to sustainable development. Besides understanding technical and economic issues, students will also achieve understanding of the impact of industrial process energy usage on the greenhouse effect, and the role that industrial energy systems can play with respect to meeting greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The course addresses use of methods to identify the cost-optimal mix of different process heating technologies to satisfy a given process steam demand. One important aspect is how future energy policy instruments will influence these optimal solutions. Technical systems encountered in the course include heat exchanger networks, boilers, heat pumps, combined heat and power systems, and thermal separation units.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After completion of this course, the student should be able to

  • calculate energy conversion performance characteristics for process utility boilers, heat pumps, and combined heat and power (CHP) units based on steam turbine or gas turbine cycles, for given energy conversion process parameters, and given industrial process heat load characteristics
  • for a given value of minimum acceptable temperature difference for heat exchanging, determine the pinch temperature and the minimum heating and cooling requirements for a given industrial process, as well as a target value for the heat exchanger network surface area and investment cost
  • analyse the impact of choice of minimum temperature difference for heat exchanging on the above characteristics (supertargeting)
  • design a heat exchanger network for maximum heat recovery for a given process (both new processes, and retrofit of existing processes)
  • identify opportunities for integration of high-efficiency energy conversion technologies (heat pumps and combined heat and power units) and energy-intensive thermal separation operations (distillation, evaporation) at an industrial process site
  • evaluate the process integration measures listed above with respect to energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and economic performance
  • identify the cost-optimal mix of technologies for satisfying an industrial process heat demand, accounting for current and possible future energy market conditions, including costs associated with emissions of greenhouse gases

Content

The course contains the following parts:

Introduction to industrial process energy systems: basic concepts and illustrating example from the pulping industry

Energy conversion technologies in industrial energy systems: overview of technologies and engineering thermodynamics for process utility boilers, heat pumps, steam turbine combined heat and power (CHP) and gas turbine CHP. Energy conversion performance of such systems for given energy conversion process parameters, and given industrial process heat load characteristics

Process integration: Basics of process integration methodologies with emphasis on pinch analysis (Pinch temperature, minimum process heating and cooling requirements, composite curves and grand composite curves, targeting for minimum number of heat exchanger units, and heat exchanger surface area costs). Design of heat exchanger networks for maximum heat recovery. Process integration principles for high-efficiency energy conversion technologies (heat pumps and combined heat and power units) and energy-intensive thermal separation operations (distillation, evaporation). Energy efficiency and economic performance evaluation of process integration measures. Process integration methodologies for retrofit applications in existing industrial energy systems.

Economics of energy conversion in industrial energy systems: characteristics of heat pumps and combined heat and power (CHP) units (performance, investment costs). Influence of operating conditions on performance. Optimization of size and various design parameters based on process integration principles. Methodology for identifying the cost-optimal mix of technologies for satisfying a process heat demand, accounting for heat load variation over the course of the year

Greenhouse gas emissions consequences of energy efficiency measures in industry. Greenhouse gas emissions from industrial energy systems. Optimisation of industrial energy systems considering future costs associated with greenhouse gas emissions.

Organisation

The course includes about 15 lectures, 2 guest lectures, 6 exercise projects, and one industrial laboratory session (Energy system analysis of a regional waste-to-energy plant)

Literature

Course book produced at the Division of Heat and Power Technology, on sale at CREMONA (Chalmers student litterature bookstore).

Examination

Written examination on theory and calculations. Fail-3-4-5 grading system. Grade requirements for written examination and course as a whole: Grade 3: 50% of the total points must be achieved for the written examination; Grade 4: 67% of total points; Grade 5: 84% of total points. Completed and approved exercise project and laboratory reports are also a course requirement.


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