Gareth Fletcher

Report
The Thermal Technologies Centre
A Collaboration between CPI and
Tata Steel.
Presentation to the
NEPIC Innovation Day
15th November 2011
Gareth Fletcher
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Content
• Tata RD&T and CPI. Background to our partnership.
• The Thermal Technologies Centre
• The Innovation Offer.
• Opportunity for Questions.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Content
• Tata RD&T and CPI. Background to our partnership.
• The Thermal Technologies Centre
• The Innovation Offer.
• Opportunity for Questions.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Background to the Thermal Technologies Centre?
The Thermal Technologies Centre is a Collaboration between CPI
and Tata Steel.
• To deliver a joint Project to create an open access demonstration
and technology facility on the Tata Steel TTC Site.
• Which makes available two demonstration facilities/-
• FULLY FLEXIBLE GASIFIER
• PYROLYSIS UNIT.
• Which complement and enhance existing CPI capabilities.
• And support the existing Tata Steel Technology Facilities on
Teesside.
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A Linked Skill Set
CPI
• Process Industry
• Background.
• Experience/expertise.
• Innovation centre model now.
• Commercial functions/capabilities.
Tata Steel RD&T
• Existing High Temperature Pilot Plant Operations
•Experience
•Services
•Space (for more).
• H.T. Process Expertise
• H.T. Process Technology.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Thermal
Technologies
Centre
Inside Tata Steel RD&T
From innovation to commercialisation
The Tata RD&T Operating Model
TRL 2 - 8
High Temperature Process
Expertise
Measurement and
monitoring
Modelling
Pilot Plant Facilities and
Operating Experience
Project Management.
Skills & Systems
Engineering
Team of Engineers and
Scientists
From innovation to commercialisation
Tata
Steel
The Thermal Technologies Centre Operating Model
TRL 4 - 7
Tata Steel RD&T
High Temperature Process
Expertise
Client
Measurement and
monitoring
Modelling
Pilot Plant Facilities and
Operating Experience
Project Management.
Skills & Systems
Engineering
Team of Engineers and
Scientists
From innovation to commercialisation
Content
• Tata RD&T and CPI. Background to our partnership.
• The Thermal Technologies Centre
• The Innovation Offer.
• Opportunity for Questions.
From innovation to commercialisation
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What does the Thermal Technologies Centre do?
• Provides expertise and experience in Thermal Process Technology in
support of UK competitiveness.
• Owns and operates demonstration assets which are available an
Open Access Basis; current emphasis is Gasification and Pyrolysis.
• Supports the development of high temperature process skills in the
NE of England - both Tata Steel and CPI - and enables delivery of
these skills where required.
• Provides a site that can accommodate additional assets - where
these meet specific customer needs that augment the existing
capabilities or align with strategic direction.
• Generates sufficient income to ensure long term sustainability
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Project Scope
Project covers construction of two demonstration scale assets.
Fully Flexible Gasifier.
Slow Pyrolysis Facility.
Plus supporting analytical laboratory.
These are owned by CPI and operated by Tata Steel RD&T.
Funding is 50% Public and 50% Tata Steel.
Access matches funding.
Project also covers the creation of the Thermal Technologies Centre
organisation as a new business unit with CPI. Combines CPI and Tata
people into one team.
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The Demonstration Scale Assets – Details.
500 kW Demonstration Gasifier
• Operating temperature 800 – 1500 deg.C
• Updraft, Downdraft and Fluidised bed operation.
• Tuyere mode – Blast Furnace simulation.
• Extensive gas sampling and process monitoring.
• Top feed fuel / feedstock's at rates up to 500Kg/hr.
• Designed for a wide range of Feedstock's, typically to
include biomass, plastics, RDF, wastes, etc.
• Gas cleaning plant.
• Downstream skid space for client equipment.
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The Demonstration Scale Assets – Details.
500 kW Demonstration Gasifier
• Operating temperature 800 – 1500 deg.C
• Updraft, Downdraft and Fluidised bed operation.
• Tuyere mode – Blast Furnace simulation.
• Extensive gas sampling and process monitoring.
• Top feed fuel / feedstock's at rates up to 500Kg/hr.
• Designed for a wide range of Feedstock's.
Interest to date includes.
• Coal Injection – 1st Order Booking. Work Program is currently being
agreed.
• Production of Syngas from novel fuels and demonstration of
combustion.
• Possible fast pyrolysis capability?
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Thermal Technologies Centre - Gasifier Facility
From innovation to commercialisation
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The Demonstration Scale Assets – Details.
350Kg Demonstration Slow Pyrolysis Unit
• Max temp 1250 deg.C
• Lining is suitable for a wide range of feedstock.
• ‘Top’ and ‘end’ charged feed options.
• In process temperature/pressure measurement.
• Feedstock handling system.
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The Demonstration Scale Assets – Details.
350Kg Demonstration Slow Pyrolysis Unit
• Max temp 1250 deg.C
• Lining is suitable for a wide range of feedstock.
• ‘Top’ and ‘end’ charged feed options.
• In process temperature/pressure measurement.
• Feedstock handling system.
Interests to Date includes.
• Torrification of wood.
• Combination of wastes into Steel Industry carbon
supply chain.
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Tata Steel RD&T Teesside Technology Centre
From innovation to commercialisation
Project Status – Gasifier.
• Cold commissioning. End March 2012
• Hot commissioning. April 2012 - basic proof of functionality, BF mode on
coke. Fluidised bed and Fixed bed down draft using woodchip.
• First project work BF Mode – April/May 2012.
• First gasifier case study work – May/July 2012.
• Engaging with potential clients NOW.
• Case Studies Completed – August 2012.
• Knowledge development – continuous from inception!
• Whole project is on time and within budget.
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TTC August on handover.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Late September
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Late October.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Content
• Tata RD&T and CPI. Background to our partnership.
• The Thermal Technologies Centre
• The Innovation Offer.
• Opportunity for Questions.
From innovation to commercialisation
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The Innovation Offer
• Provision of access to demonstration scale facilities.
• Opportunity to add to existing units.
• Provision of access to small scale pilot facilities elsewhere within CPI
and possibly outside of CPI/Tata RD&T.
• High Temperature technology support is available, experience and
expertise, generally sourced from Tata Steel RD&T.
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And To Conclude…
• We have an Innovative Project
• Which will provide a tool which can drive Innovation
through;
•Access to assets.
•Access to expertise and experience.
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Content
• Tata RD&T and CPI. Background to our partnership.
• The Thermal Technologies Centre
• The Innovation Offer.
• Opportunity for Questions.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Close – Opportunity for Questions.
From innovation to commercialisation
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Innovation: Technology Readiness Levels (NASA)
ECONOMIC
SUPPORT
BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
TRL 9
System Test, Launch and Operation
System/Sub-System Development
TRL 8
TRL 7
TRL 6
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Technology Demonstration
TRL 5
Technology Development
Research to Prove Feasibility
RESEARCH
Basic Technology Research
TRL 4
TRL 3
TRL 2
TRL 1
CPI Works at Technology Readiness Level 4 - 7
From innovation to commercialisation

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