A successful implementation of new technology in industry many times requires a high degree of process integration in order to be energy efficient. This can affect process operability. Furthermore, new technology cannot initially be expected to have the same high reliability as well-proven technology. Together, this can lead to great uncertainty in decision-making regarding such measures. The aim of this project is to investigate and concretize the need of better knowledge and new methods within the process integration field, with connection to practical feasibility, reliability, flexibility and operability of process integration measures and new system solutions in the energy-intensive industry. Within the project, the problem areas most crucial for practical implementation of process integration measures and for strategic decisions about such measures should be identified. State-of-the-art methods and tools in this area should be surveyed and the need for method development should be defined.
Gästforskare vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2014