By Svend Tollak Munkejord
On Monday 17 November, BIGCCS sub-programme 2 on CO2 Transport arranged a technical meeting to inform centre partners on the current status and progress. Representatives from industry and the Research Council of Norway called in.
The BIGCCS coupled fluid structure model, which is developed to aid in the design and operation of safe and cost-efficient CO2-transport pipelines, is currently being validated against some of the few existing experimental data, coming from the CO2Pipetrans II project led by DNV-GL. The BIGCCS model aims at providing improved predictions of running-ductile fracture by bringing in more physics than what exists in current models employed by industry.
The BIGCCS vapour-liquid phase equilibrium laboratory at SINTEF/NTNU has just completed a series on CO2 and nitrogen. The laboratory is filling in knowledge gaps by producing highly accurate data which is needed to develop models able to perform accurate calculations for CO2 transport and conditioning. In the laboratory of RUB measurements of the density of CO2-rich mixtures is about to start. Density data are also key in developing accurate property models.
Further details of the presentations and discussion are available to BIGCCS partners on the e-room.