FLEX4H2 project will last 48 months – from January 2023 to December 2026.
It is divided into 6 Work Packages (WPs) that are mutually related and thus encourage cooperation amongst the partners.
The objective of this work package is a step-wise (Gen1 – Gen3) development of the burner design for operation with up 100% H2.
The development of the combustion system design will be carried out by means of aerodynamic optimisation, detailed CFD studies, cooling air redistribution, mechanical integrity optimisation and thermoacoustics considerations. The development the combustion system will also utilise the experience gained through small-scale high-pressure tests and full-scale atmospheric and high-pressure combustion tests to further optimise the burner design for operation with higher amount of hydrogen at reduced emissions. The development will ultimately exploit in full the numerical and experimental knowledge gained through activities in WP2, WP3 and WP4.
WP1 starts at month 1 and ends at month 48.
This work package aims at refining the design basis by pre-assessing the response of the Constant Pressure Sequential Combustion system (CPSC) with high-resolution numerical simulations. It will also focus on ensuring flame stability with the necessary operational and safety margins. It will further characterise the impact of varying H2 contents on operating parameters (operating window) as well as on NOx formation (emissions performance).
WP2 starts at month 1 and ends at month 42.
The main objective of this work package is the determination of H2-content influence on system thermoacoustics and enable the thermoacoustically stable combustor operation at relevant loads and H2-contents.
WP3 starts at month 1 and ends at month 42.
This work package aims at:
- Small-scale, high-pressure tests on a simplified geometry applying optical diagnostics
- Manufacturing of full-scale burner prototypes with improved design
- Characterisation of combustion performance through atmospheric combustion tests of full-scale prototypes
- High pressure combustion tests of full-scale prototypes and demonstration at TRL6
WP4 starts at month 1 and ends at month 44.
The main objective of this work package is to define effective strategies for communication and dissemination of the project activities and outcomes to the potential user community and business partners, scientific peers and policy makers as well as non-scientific audience. To this end, this WP will establish effective communication means, channels and platforms.
WP5 will also aim at consolidating synergies with other EU-funded projects and EC clusters and initiatives. Towards the project end, it will also focus on providing a roadmap for the exploitation of project results including replicability and retrofit potentials.
WP5 starts at month 1 and ends at month 48.
This work package will mainly focus on ensuring the proper overall management and scientific coordination of the project, by supporting the participants in achieving the project objectives and milestones according to the timelines and deliverables committed to in the work plan, and within the planned budget.
WP6 starts at month 1 and ends at month 48.