A selection of IFE's research projects
Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy (EU project no. 2845222)
High temperature compression/absorption heat pump
IFE is developing a high temperature compression/absorption type heat pump. It is designed to upgrade industrial waste heat from a temperature of around 50°C to a temperature of 95-100°C. Cooling water of 5-10°C can also be produced simultaneously. Standard components are utilised and the Coefficient of Performance (COP) of the heat pump process can reach more than 3.4. The relatively low investment cost combined with an efficient cycle makes the technology very promising for Norwegian industrial processes.
Highly efficient silicon-based solar cells employing nanostructured layers
Much effort is currently being devoted by the photovoltaic industry in order to decrease the cost of solar electricity. Such a cost reduction may be obtained either by reducing the material and process costs or by improving of the efficiency of the solar cells. This project follows the latter approach, and aims at developing technology for making highly efficient silicon-based solar cells employing nanostructured layers.
HMS Petroleum, Fault tolerance, barriers and resilience
Holistic Monitoring of Indoor Environment
IFE is about to develop a next generation multiphase modelling tool for subsea wells and pipes. The joint industry project HORIZON will continue the highly successful OLGA development for IFE, SPT GROUP (SPT) and the participating oil companies.
A new research program in the area of multiphase flow has started up: HORIZON II. With a budget of 30 MNOK over three years, multiphase flow research will be taken to new frontiers.
Human-Centred Automation
IEA Annex 18 - Integrated Hydrogen Systems
IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement Annex 18 - Integrated Hydrogen Systems
IFE Joint Industry Drag Reducer Project
The objective of the project is to establish predictive tools (models) for the engineering community.
Integrated System Validation
IntelliSense is a project supported by the Norwegian Research Council within the FORNY programme and represents an application and possibly a commercialization of the Empirical Ensemble-based Virtual Sensing (EEVS) technology recently developed at IFE. The EEVS is the result of over a decade of research in the use of empirical modelling for condition monitoring and fault detection in complex industrial processes, such as the nuclear power industry and the oil & gas industry.
IO Center - Integration Across Disciplines
The IO Center was established by NTNU, SINTEF and IFE, in collaboration with major international oil companies and suppliers, and cooperates with Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, Delft and Kyoto universities.
Kjeller dense phase CO2 corrosion project (KDC)
The Kjeller Dense Phase CO2 Corrosion Project (KDC) is a joint industry project sponsored by several major oil companies. The main objective of the project is to determine the operation window for safe transport of dense phase CO2 with impurities in carbon steel pipelines.
Kjeller Localised Corrosion Project (KLOC)
The Kjeller Localised Corrosion Project (KLOC) is a joint industry project running from 2007 to 2011, sponsored by several major oil companies and suppliers. The main objective of the project is to generate knowledge and understanding of localised corrosion processes in sour service oil and gas production and process facilities.
Kjeller MEG Loop II (KML-II)
Kjeller MEG Loop II (KML-II) is a joint industry project started in 2011. It is a continuation of KML-I carried out in the period 2005-2010. Both the previous and the present project are supported by the Research Council of Norway. Both projects deal with formation of scale and particles in Mono Ethylene Glycol systems used for long-distance tie-ins of unprocessed gas directly from subsea wells.
KMB Project Tracer and EnKF Reservoir Forecasting
Improved reservoir forecasting through natural and injected tracer modeling. The principal idea is to improve reservoir models and forecasts by including natural as well as injected tracers, in Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) technologies
Knowledge management
KPN – Impurity control in high performance multicrystalline silicon
The main goal of the project is to develop knowledge about impurity transport processes and impurity-defect interaction in the production of high performance silicon solar cells.
Leningrad NPP training assistance project
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign (NMFA) affaires has since 1999 funded an assistance project at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) close to St. Petersburg in Russia. The goal of the project is to increase the safety at LNPP through better training.