Work packages

WP 1 – Boundaries

This WP will deliver all necessary input and boundary conditions to achieve optimum overall energy efficiency through the integration of a heat pump system while maintaining high product quality and short cycle time for the desired processes.

The WP objectives are:

  1. To update the selected process parameters and determine the boundary conditions influencing the temperature and capacity requirements for both closed loop and open loop heat pump cycle.
  2. To specify different performance indicators for the demonstrators and validation requirements.

Partners involved: Sintef, AIT, Rotrex, Bitzer, Fuchs, EPCON

WP 2 – Components

The tasks in this WP are dedicated to the adaptions on component level for both, the components of the closed loop and the open loop heat pump cycle. In particular the compatibility between the refrigerant, the refrigeration oil and the compressor of the closed loop cycle for the operating conditions in DRYficiency. For the open loop cycle a lubrication/ oil free turbo-compressor will be developed and its performance validated.

The WP objectives are:

  1. To select the refrigeration oil and perform compatibility tests with the oil and materials.
  2. To adapt a compatible compressor for the selected refrigerant/oil mixture for the closed loop cycle to withstand the operating conditions in DRYficiency.
  3. To develop a lubricant free turbo-compressor for steam as working fluid.
  4. To determine the performance of the developed steam turbo-compressor.

Partners involved:Chemours, Rotrex, Bitzer, Fuchs, Epcon

WP 3 – Heat pump design

The overall objective of this WP is to perform the thermal and hydraulic design of the main components of both heat pump cycles. Dynamic simulations on device scale will be used to specify the optimum configuration of the heat pump cycle under all operating conditions of the demonstrators. The finally developed heat pumps will then be assembled and tested at AIT and SINTEF, respectively, to prove stable and efficient operation.

The WP objectives are

  1. To design the components of the high temperature heat pumps for most efficient and reliable operation.
  2. To perform experimental test runs of the developed heat pumps at the AIT and SINTEF laboratories, respectively.

Partners involved: Sintef, AIT, Rotrex, Bitzer, Fuchs, Epcon

WP 4 – System Integration

This WP is strongly coupled to WP 3 and WP 5. The layout of the demonstrators will be developed based on the performance of the heat pumps evaluated in WP 3. The layout of the demonstrators will be experimentally deployed in WP 5. The major task will be to properly design the layout in accordance with the current quality and safety standards to be applied at each demonstration site.

The WP objectives are

  1. To plan and evaluate the overall integration layout.
  2. To design all the necessary peripheral components, such as heat exchangers, circulation pumps, piping etc.
  3. To integrate the heat pumps into the existing control system or to establish a control strategy, according to the demonstration site.

Partners involved: EPCON, AIT, Agrana Starch, Wienerberger, Rotrex, Bitzer, Mars, Sintef

WP 5 – Demonstrators

The end users (AGA, WBG, MARS) will operate the demonstration heat pump systems in addition to their regular production facilities under real industrial production conditions. All relevant data will be recorded and regularly analysed to validate the targeted energy savings and to evaluate the performance indicators defined in T 1.2. The results of the quality and function tests from WP 3 will help to minimize risks for the production process and will be incorporated into the final demonstrator equipment.

The WP objectives are:

  1. To demonstrate the application of the high temperature heat pumps under industrial production conditions.
  2. To analyse the performance data.
  3. To validate the targeted energy savings.

Partners involved: AIT, Agrana Starch, Wienerberger, Rotrex, Bitzer, Chemours, Fuchs, Mars, Sintef, Epcon

WP 6 – Dissemination, Exploitation & Communication

The objective of the Dissemination, Exploitation & Communication (DEC) WP to develop and implement a DEC strategy & plan to enhance innovation capacity and integrate new knowledge of both the partners involved and the European Industrial Heat Pump sector as a whole. The DEC Plan corresponds to what is also known as a PEDR (Plan for Exploitation and Dissemination of Results) differing only in that it incorporates communication as a specific activity.

The DEC Plan addresses various relevant audiences, stakeholders and target groups and has the following operative tasks implemented across the full duration of the project:

  1. To coordinate and manage all DEC processes closely aligned with, and considering findings from the Innovation Management task (also led by RTDS) in the Management WP.
  2. To create and implement communication tools with defined audiences and target groups identified in a stakeholder analysis.
  3. To disseminate project results in support of the innovation process and exploitation through either commercialisation or further development of results at lower TRL levels.
  4. To disseminate project results in support of the innovation process leading to wide-spread exploitation through commercialisation and further development of results through events, training and workshops for knowledge consolidation, exchange and transfer.
  5. To merge project results and knowledge with partner interests, market and regulatory needs to develop business models and manage intellectual property to produce plans and agreements for post-project exploitation.

Partners involved: All partners

WP 7 – Project Management

The main objectives of this work package are:

  1. To provide resources for effective coordination of all project activities and maintenance of contact with Commission representatives as described in Section 3.2 of the proposal
  2. To undertake quality assessment of project progress, results and impact.
  3. To achieve timely submission of progress and financial reports to the Commission.
  4. To ensure the description of work and the Consortium agreement is maintained and updated where necessary.
  5. To manage innovation through understanding of both market and technical problems so that the consortium can respond.
  6. To external or internal opportunities. This WP contains the overall coordination and management of the project in order to meet the objectives of the project and ensure the correct dissemination of the project results.

Partners involved: All partners

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