The Engine ORC Consortium 2018 Workshop is an open forum for technical sharing and learning about mobile and stationary ORC systems (systems of up to 100 kW net output power).
Building on the success of the 2017 conference, which was held in Troy, Detroit Michigan, the 5th annual workshop will take place in between 26-28 September 2018 at the IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) research and training centre in Lyon, France in September 2018.
The three day program will provide a perfect platform to explore issues of common interest, share successful practices and experiences, debate new concepts with a view to increasing the level of our collaboration and collective impact.
An early bird registration fee of €650 is available until 1 July, after which the standard fee of €750 will apply. You have the option to purchase a ticket to the gala dinner on 27 September.
Upcoming Waste Heat Recovery Course at the Engine ORC Consortium
Join us for a Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Waste Heat Recovery workshop, hosted by SoftInWay Inc. and taking place on 25 September just one day before the Engine ORC Consortium! This workshop will be led by SoftInWay’s expert engineering team and covers everything from assessment, opportunities, development and challenges for waste heat recovery to fluid properties and selection while diving into thermodynamic cycles and design of waste heat recovery system elements and components using a combination of both theoretical and real-life examples.
About the workshop:
The goal of this 1 day course is to provide engineers with a better understanding of what waste heat recovery (WHR) systems are and how they can greatly benefit the way we look at our processes. This workshop covers everything from assessment, opportunities, development and challenges for waste heat recovery to fluid properties and selection while diving into thermodynamic cycles and design of waste heat recovery system elements and components using a combination of both theoretical and real-life examples. Additionally, specificities of WHR turbomachinery will be discussed, fundamentals of heat transfer as well as types and applications of various heat exchangers will be introduced and in-depth selection and design of axial and radial expanders will be undertaken. This includes basic equations used for the design and analysis at design and off-design conditions of such machines, explanations on what a turbine is and the use of its components and their losses, as well as elementary profiling tips and much more.
In addition, the workshop will be supported with practical case studies illustrated through the use of different software tools.
· Introduction and overview of waste heat recovery and thermodynamic cycles including ORC and sCO2
· Selection of fluid for recovering of low grade waste heat
· Design requirements for heat exchangers used in waste heat recovery
· Discussion of turbine applications (axial versus radial, inlet flow versus outlet flow) and when to use them
· Overall design process of turbines for different types of expanders (including axial vs radial) as well as pumps for waste heat recovery application
· Current design challenges and opportunities in waste heat recovery systems
Who should attend:
· Mechanical engineers and engineering managers working with waste heat recovery systems who are looking to learn about different system and component design and optimization strategies
· Technical managers and development engineers looking to improve or expand the product range by incorporating innovative engineering solutions into the waste heat recovery system design
· Professionals working on investigating new renewable and green energy technologies within the automotive industry specific to turbomachinery
The cost to attend this one day workshop is €475.
* Please note, lunch will be included in the price of this workshop
IFPEN Solaize is located about 25 minutes outside Lyon. A shuttle service will be organized each morning from SNCF Lyon-Perrache Railway station to IFPEN and at the end of each day from IFPEN to SNCF Lyon-Perrache Railway station.
There is no public transport from Lyon to IFPEN Solaize. The meeting point within the station will be on Level 0 and you will be able to identify the shuttle as “EORCC Congress”. To reach Level 0 follow the signs “Cars grandes lignes” to the OUIBUS boarding platforms located at Level 0, close to taxi ranks and car rentals. You can also get to Level 0 by taking the stairs opposite the SNCF counters in the station. Times will be confirmed closer to the time.