A selection of IFE's research projects
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.
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.
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
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.
LiMBAT - Metal hydrides for Li-ion battery anodes. The project is a coordinated effort between IFE, UiO and SINTEF to systematically investigate the correlations between morphology and properties of metal hydride-based conversion type anodes in Li-ion batteries. The obtained understanding could pave way for anodes with superior capacity compared to the current state-of-the art.
LongZEG – Zero Emission Gas Power. Long Term System and Material Test (2009-2010)
Previous projects have identified the ZEG process as an especially promising method for producing hydrogen and electricity from natural gas with CO2 capture (CCS) in an efficient and cost-effective way.
Modelling of Solar Grade Silicon Crystallization Processes
The main purpose of this project is to analyse by modelling and verify by materials characterization the distribution of impurities during silicon crystallization and the formation of dislocations in the crystal lattice during cooling of the solid material. The Norwegian Research Council funds this project which runs from 2008 to 2010. It joins the efforts of two departments at IFE, the Computational Materials Processing department and the Solar Energy department.
MoZEES - Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems
New Norwegian Research Center on Zero Emission Energy Systems with focus on battery- and hydrogen technology for transport applications
Nanoparticle complex fluids
These materials form a class of advanced and smart materials that exhibits dramatic changes in their rheological behaviour with a rapid, reversible and tunable transition from a liquidlike, free-flowing state to a solidlike state upon the application of an external field.
Nanocrystalline Permanent Magnets Based on Hybrid Metal-Ferrites (EU project no. 310516
Neutron examination of nano structured materials.
The small angle neutron scattering instrument SANS in the JEEP II is used for examination of nano structures in soft materials and biomaterials. Some examples of such materials is polymer, carbon nano tubes, micro emulsions and magnetic liquids.