Following the successful ‘Topic-Orientated Technical Meeting’ (TOTeM) 44 on ‘Gaseous fuels for industry and power generation: challenges and opportunities’, organised jointly by the Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e. V. (GWI) and IFRF and held on 14-15 March 2017 at GWI in Essen, Germany, a summary report is now available as IFRF Member Report D121/y/33.
Our thanks to our sponsors, Orbital Gas Systems.
The TOTeM covered the future of a broad range of gaseous fuels in three sessions addressing: natural gas quality and its impact on large-scale gas-fired equipment; the use of hydrogen or hydrogen/natural gas mixtures (e.g. in ‘power-to-gas’ applications); and the utilisation of biogas or syngas in industrial furnaces or for power generation.
The topic proved to be very interesting to the participants and highly relevant to industrial and power generation combustion processes in the future. The 12 oral presentations and four poster presentations stimulated a very high degree of discussion.
The TOTeM also included a tour of GWI’s semi-industrial scale gaseous fuel fired facilities, a visit to GWI’s ‘demonstration house’ (fitted with a wide range of micro-combined heat and power units and other energy efficient features) and a demonstration of a ruptured gas pipeline fire and a fire of accumulated gas in a confined space.
This new IFRF Member Report provides a summary of the 16 presentations given at the TOTeM (with URL links to the actual presentations on the IFRF website), as well as capturing the key discussion points from the lively Q&A sessions after each presentation. It is available for download by IFRF Members at: http://www.research.ifrf.net/research/new.html.