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Process performance and automation

November 10, 20167 months ago

22 - 23 November 2016
Technical Seminar : Condition monitoring of turbine lubricating oils

Oil varnishing, oxidation and phosphate ester degradation are among the most threatening problems for both gas and steam turbines. Fortunately, there are ways to detect and remedy these issues efficiently and effectively. Discover the best available lubricating oil analysis techniques and contamination control procedures during the two-day seminar ‘Condition monitoring of turbine lubricating oils’ in Singapore. Applying these techniques will enable you to improve the reliability and availability of your equipment.

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October 26, 20167 months ago

Our new brochure "How cyber-safe are your industrial
control systems?" is now online!

Our new brochure “Industrial control systems - Attractive targets for cyber-attacks” is now available. From a detailed assessment of your current cyber security status to full 24/7 monitoring, ENGIE Lab Laborelec combines IT and ICS knowledge to successfully combat and prevent cyber-attacks. Our five-point end-to-end programme safeguards your critical industrial control systems. Get your copy here.

January 8, 20152 years ago

Predicting amine mist formation based on aerosol number concentration and size measurements in flue gas

Amine based solvent used for CO2 capture can be lost during the process due to: degradation, vaporization, mechanical losses and aerosol (mist) formation. Only recently, studies have appeared pointing out that aerosols can dominate the total amine emission at pilot plant scale behind coal fired power plants. Future full scale amine scrubber installations will be imposed emission limit values (ELV) for a number of components including NH3 and the amine itself. Most likely these ELV will be expressed as maximum concentrations tolerated in the CO2 poor flue gas leaving the stack so it is important to prevent or cure amine aerosol emission. The study presents a novel combination of two existing measurement techniques, that measure: (i) amine emissions from the top of the absorber using FTIR and (ii) PSD of the incoming flue gas using the ELPI+. The study is the first to show how combining these two measurement techniques allows to predict the presence or absence of mist formation. This hypothesis is based on information obtained during several measurement campaigns on different pilot plants.

More info on predicting amine mist formation based on aerosol number concentration and size measurements in flue gas (researchgate)
December 16, 20142 years ago

Impact of Fast Charging on Battery Ageing in Long Term Real Situation

During the European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC) , Laurent De Vroey, Laborelec expert on e-mobility and member of the Scientific Reviewing Committee of the EEVC, presented the results of the study “Impact of Fast Charging on Battery Ageing in Long Term Real Situation”. In this paper, the influence of fast charging on the car battery ageing is considered for a Peugeot iOn car, that was used during a 3-years period in real conditions. The results are compared with those of 4 other Peugeot iOn cars that were used during the same period, but with a standard charging behavior.

After three years, no evidence of any impact of the charging mode on the battery capacity degradation was observed. In particular, no negative impact of the fast charging was found.

April 8, 20143 years ago

Project KOEMPEL : First-of-a-kind smart grid at an industrial park

A consortium consisting of research universities, governmental bodies and industrial partners has successfully filed a project in the smart grid innovation tender organized by the Dutch government at the end of 2013. The partners will transform business park ‘De Beitel’ in Heerlen into a smart grid. Companies within this business park will be equiped by state of the art ICT-technology which enables them to optimize their electricity consumption taking into account the influences of renewable energy. Consequently, they can reduce investments and operational cost in the local distribution grid. With this hands-on project with a short duration of 2 years, the consortium will make the concept ‘smart grid’ tangible by delivering societal benefits.

Consortium partners Laborelec (lead partner), TU Eindhoven, Centre of Expertise Neber, Hogeschool Zuyd, Enexis and Cofely
Project duration : 2014-2015

March 19, 20143 years ago

Memorandum of Understanding signed with Indra

Laborelec and Indra Sistemas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to provide comprehensive monitoring solutions and related services to the power industry. Indra is a spanish company which provides engineering services, in particular software applications for real-time information, knowledge and decision support. With this MoU, Indra will include several applications developed by Laborelec in his product portfolio, leading to joint business development activities.

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