Towards more flexible power generation with CCS (C2-214) ? Dynamic and steady-state data from UKCCSRC PACT amine pilot, Aug 2016.

Dataset description

UKCCSRC Call 2 Project C2-214 . The dataset consists of six excel spreadsheets containing data from six dynamic operating scenarios for post-combustion CO2 capture on coal, implemented at the UKCCSRC?s PACT amine pilot facility. Critical plant parameters including flowrates, temperatures, pressure, solvent composition and CO2 capture rate are recorded. Additional steady-state baseload data and information regarding plant dimensions are provided in a separate word document. The dataset was generated as part of a pilot-scale test campaign which aimed to investigate the effect of differences in plant construction on response to dynamic operations, and to provide a proof-of-concept for the control of plant parameters using continuous, online solvent measurements. They may be of use to those interested in the dynamic modelling of post-combustion CO2 capture, for the purpose of model validation. A collaborative research paper with researchers from Imperial College London is planned.

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UKCCSRC Call 2 Project: Towards more flexible power generation with CCS: pilot plant test campaigns for best practice guidelines for post-combustion capture

Dataset details

Author(s) Mathieu Lucquiaud
Principal Investigator(s) Mathieu Lucquiaud
University of Edinburgh
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format .docx; Version:NA
Excel (.xlsx); Version:NA
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Start of capture {ts '2016-06-12 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2016-06-26 00:00:00'} 26th June 2016
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Lineage statement Source data was obtained in real-time during pilot plant operation at UKCCSRC PACT. The majority of plant parameters were obtained using Labview data acquisition software in TDMS format, then converted to XLSX in post-processing. Solvent flow rate and absorber solvent inlet temperature were monitored on a separate, standalone machine in XLSX format. Flue gas composition at absorber inlet and outlet were monitored using two FTIR analysers in TXT format, then converted to XLSX in post-processing for the calculation of CO2 capture rate. Rich and lean solvent composition data were monitored on two dedicated machines which are embedded in the sensor box, in XLSX format. Solvent titration data was obtained using a Mettler-Toledo autotitrator and entered into an excel spreadsheet manually. Once all data had been obtained, converted to XLSX format and post-processing had been completed it was separated into individual dynamic scenarios for analysis and dissemination.
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Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
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Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 29th June 2017
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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