The project is in total divided into 8 work packages (WPs)
WP1: Specifications & sCO2 Brayton cycle
Specifications & sCO2 Brayton cycle framework definition will define the optimal architecture of the cycle, specific operating parameters and features for the components and the flexibility requirements.
WP2: Boiler development
Boiler development focuses on the design of the boiler, through materials’ selection and testing.
WP3: Turbomachinery development
Turbomachinery development focuses on the turbomachinery design and includes the testing of a compressor design, analysis of corrosion effects, and thermodynamic, aerodynamic and mechanical simulations.
WP4: Heat exchanger (HX) development
Heat exchanger (HX) development is dedicated to the HX design and focuses on materials’ selection, evaluation of the thermal & hydraulic performances and manufacturing and testing of a 500 KW compact HX.
WP5: Optimization of cycle flexibility
Optimization of cycle flexibility focuses on finalizing the integration of components via static and dynamic modelling and simulations and at designing a control strategy enabling proper operation of the cycle.
WP6: Technological validation and applications
Technological validation and applications deals with the finalization of the optimal design, building on the analysis of the data generated by the previous WPs, of a 25MWe cycle and the comprehensive assessment of the potential applications of the sCO2 Brayton cycle.
WP7: Financial, environmental and social impact
Financial, environmental and social impact WP7 will assess sCO2-Flex global solution cost effectiveness, environmental and social impact both of the new power plant critical components and of the new sCO2 cycle concept and I&C strategies when ensuring high flexibility and efficiency.
WP8: Exploitation & Dissemination of the results
Exploitation & Dissemination of the results WP8 includes communication and dissemination activities targeting both scientific and industry stakeholders, as the project is expected to have a strong impact in both areas. Robust exploitation plan will be elaborated in this WP in order to ensure the successful uptake of the results.
WP9: Project management
Project management This WP will set up the needed management structure in order to ensure the proper implementation of the project and the proper involvement of both sCO2-Flex’s partners and relevant stakeholders.