Vienna University of Technology (TUW) is the largest technical research university in Austria. Founded in 1815 it currently has about 26,200 students (19% foreign students / 30% women), eight faculties and about 4,000 staff members (1,800 academics). The Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamic (IET) is part of the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management of TU-Wien. Within this faculty, IET is the centre of competence for Energy Technology.
IET has since several decades accumulated profound know-how in the area of steady state as well as transient simulation of thermal energy cycles and/or components which are used in energy technology and chemical and process engineering. The software used at IET for the numerical simulations are either own developments (NOWA, and DBS) or commercial software, like ANSYS FLUENT, APROS, KED, EBSILON, ASPEN…
IET has been intensively involved in the fields of CSP, Energy Storage and sCO2-power cycles during the last years. The spectrum of the work at IET covers CSP and sCO2 system modelling, sensible and latent as well as thermo-chemical energy storage concepts. At the laboratory of IET several lab scale and pilot scale storage units are available.
TUW has been working on sCO2-cycles within two national projects totalling a volume of 700k€.
MAIN TASKS IN PROJECT
TUW is the main responsible consortium member for the execution of WP6, which will be mainly devoted to building a test loop to validate the technology through 300 hrs tests. Together with the concept, components like air-cooled condenser and recuperator will be manufactured and demonstrated. As the heat exchangers are supplied from the consortium, TUW will actively follow the works in WP2 and 4.
DESCRIPTION OF ANY SIGNIFICANT INFRAESTRUCTURE AND/OR ANY MAYOR ITEMS OF TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT, RELEVANT TO THE PROPOSED WORK
Within the currently running national project “sCO2 – Phase1”, TUW is erecting a trans-critical sCO2 – test rig with a thermal net power of 200kWth (extensible to 300kWth). The test rig will is being erected and commissioned in summer/autumn 2017. It is designed in a way that maximum sCO2 -temperatures can be raised from the current 400°C in phase1 to 650°C in a targeted “phase2-project” (Scarabeus), with minimized additional (marginal) investment. The following flow sheet and 3D drawing show the test-rig for the project “sCO2-Phase1”. Equipment to be added in Scarabeus is colored in red.
Does the participant plan to subcontract certain tasks → N
Does the participant envisage that part of its work is performed by linked third parties → Y
Does the participant plan to subcontract certain tasks (please note that core tasks of the project should not be sub-contracted) → N
Associated with document Ref. Ares(2019)1571276 – 08/03/2019 814985 – SCARABEUS – Part B 56 Does the participant envisage that part of its work is performed by linked third parties 63 → N
Does the participant envisage the use of contributions in kind provided by third parties (Articles 11 and 12 of the General Model Grant Agreement) → N