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Reference Number InnUK/102282/01
Title IBRANCH
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 25%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas combustion) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 10%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
HiETA Technologies Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 30 June 2017
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £601,024
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1409_CRD_LCV_IDP11 - Adapting cutting-edge technologies - IDP11. Activity Adapting cutting-edge technologies -IDP11
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , HiETA Technologies Limited (50.152%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (40.932%)
Project Contact , Axes Design Limited (8.916%)
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Objectives
Abstract The project will deliver an Exhaust Energy Conversion unit that will convert some of the waste energy in the exahust gases of an internal combustion into useable power, either electrical or shaft. The unit is based on a modified Brayton cycle that uses readily available turbomachinery components in a novel arrangement, together with a heat exchanger that will be designed for rapid manufacture using selective laser melting, a form of additive manufacture that processes metal powders. Initial 1-D modelling suggests that at full power the fuel savings and CO2 emissions reductions can be 10-12% using standard turbocharger components at reasonable pressure ratios. Considerably higher performance can be achieved with higher efficiency components and high pressure ratios. The partners are HiETA Technologies Ltd (lead), the University of Bath, and Axes Designs Ltd.The project will deliver an Exhaust Energy Conversion unit that will convert some of the waste energy in the exahust gases of an internal combustion into useable power, either electrical or shaft. The unit is based on a modified Brayton cycle that uses readily available turbomachinery components in a novel arrangement, together with a heat exchanger that will be designed for rapid manufacture using selective laser melting, a form of additive manufacture that processes metal powders. Initial 1-D modelling suggests that at full power the fuel savings and CO2 emissions reductions can be 10-12% using standard turbocharger components at reasonable pressure ratios. Considerably higher performance can be achieved with higher efficiency components and high pressure ratios. The partners are HiETA Technologies Ltd (lead), the University of Bath, and Axes Designs Ltd.The project will deliver an Exhaust Energy Conversion unit that will convert some of the waste energy in the exahust gases of an internal combustion into useable power, either electrical or shaft. The unit is based on a modified Brayton cycle that uses readily available turbomachinery components in a novel arrangement, together with a heat exchanger that will be designed for rapid manufacture using selective laser melting, a form of additive manufacture that processes metal powders. Initial 1-D modelling suggests that at full power the fuel savings and CO2 emissions reductions can be 10-12% using standard turbocharger components at reasonable pressure ratios. Considerably higher performance can be achieved with higher efficiency components and high pressure ratios. The partners are HiETA Technologies Ltd (lead), the University of Bath, and Axes Designs Ltd.
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