Finalizing the Wet Gas Laboratory
MetadataVis full innførsel
This report describes the final stages of development for the small scale wet gas compressiontest lab. The lab is located at the MTP Institute at NTNU in Trondheim, and it is built in theworkshop at campus Valgrinda. The plans and designs for this lab were made in the autumn of2015, this marked the start of this entire project. The construction phase started in the springof 2016, this phase was mostly completed in the autumn of 2016. The electrical work wasalso the started in the second half of 2016. Most of the sensors and transmitters were wiredat this time, and the empty electrical cabinet was mounted on the lab. Substantial amounts oftime were spent making the lab ready for the next stage, this meant troubleshooting, pressuretesting and correcting design flaws.At the current stage, control system design and software development have been a majorpart of the project. The report also describes how the auxiliary systems have been completed.An example of this is compressor lubrication system. It provides a detailed description of howthe lab has been completed, how it functions and how it should be operated. Future improvementsand current operational limitations are also examined and reviewed. It discusses thefinal state of the control systems, as well as potential future control installments. The topic ofhealth, safety, and environment is also included. The efforts made to meet HSE requirementsare described in the report. The research topic of wet gas compression is also presented inintroduction of the report.At the end of this stage, the lab is operational, but it requires further optimization. Furtherwork is required to tune controllers, this needs to be done to allow for wet gas experimentation.A flow meter needs to be installed, and the RPM and temperature measurements systemsneed to be improved.