Type: Master project (30 credits)
Period: 2016 Autumn
Assistant: Elfie Méchaussie
Energy integration study of the INEOS Oligomers plant in Joffre Alberta, in contribution to the Canadian Climate Action Plan. Determinination of energy profiles, key performance indicators and improvement options for process integration in relation to their economic impact and legal requirements. Develop the methodology and associated tools (IPESE Osmose tool) to carry out (steam) energy audits on industrial sites, based on the energy audits criteria defined by the international standard ISO 50001 as well as national audit schemes and criteria.
The study of onsite energy efficiency, optimisation & integration at the company’s manufacturing site is covered by 2 PhD research projects at EPFL-IPESE and INEOS.
The Joffre facility in Canada consists of a LAO manufacturing plant (production of linear alpha olefins).
The described study should provide:
- a site energy review: energy bill details and breakdown, material and energy balances of the site (unit based profiles via Pareto analysis), major consumers identification, adding water/steam balances where possible and accounting for third parties on black box level;
- an energy integration study (rough total site analysis): generating the site energy profile and substantiating non-binding recommendations on energy optimisation, integration opportunities, metering improvements and cost allocation per unit or plant where possible (together with both PhDs);
- internal benchmarking: based on a set of KPI (specific energy consumption) the goal is to establish the profile of the site and compare it with other similar INEOS manufacturing sites, eg the plant in Feluy Belgium.