ProCeas® analyzers from AP2E in use for IFE study

Norwegian CO2 transport experiments analyze the role of minimal chemical impurities


Groundbreaking study on the transport of CO2 shown the link between impurities and corrosion.

A research project lead by the internationally renowned Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway in the field of corrosion protection revolves around the measurement of CO2 transport impurities, a key issue in Carbon Capture & Storage. The study is financially supported by energy giants such as Equinor, Total, Shell, Gassco, ArcelorMittal and Vallourec as well by the Research Council of Norway.

The study focuses on impurities in the capture and transport of CO2, highlighting that even small, common amounts of H2O, SO2, H2S and O2 play a significant role, reacting with traces of NOx. In search of a high-performance, robust analyzer, lead scientist Bjørn H. Morland chose AP2E's ProCeas® analyzer. He explains: "The reliability of the H2O and H2S measurement in particular was crucial for our project. ProCeas® is also used to test the concentration of O2 in CO2. All of this ensured the high quality and success of our research project. Key factor was the identification of the reaction by variation of impurity concentration."

While the Norwegian team used the first ProCeas® analyzer for their studies in 2013, a second was ordered in 2020, with a third to follow before the end of 2021. Etienne Smith, Sales & Service Director at AP2E, emphasizes the trustful cooperation with the team of scientists. "For us as a company, the project is not only interesting from a technical point of view. We are pleased that one of our products is contributing to this promising, ecologically relevant research. The topic of 'Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)' will continue to occupy us in the future."

Headquartered in Kjeller, about 20 kilometers east of the Norwegian capital Oslo, IFE was founded in 1948 and is an international leader in energy research. The corrosion technology department is an international leader in the field of corrosion in oil and gas pipelines and pipelines for CO2 transport. Other research areas at the institute, which has about 600 employees, include environmental engineering, physics, materials science, petroleum technology, nuclear safety and reliability, and human-machine systems.

Read more about IFE: ife.no/en/division/corrosion-technology/


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