DNV has introduced collaboration with Equinor with an intention to develop software program for secure carbon seize and storage
They’ve partnered with one another for the subsequent three years of additional improvement of DNV’s KFX CO2 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software program.
The transition to a low-carbon society is reliant upon bringing in new and rising applied sciences, comparable to carbon seize and storage (CCS) expertise to scale back the CO2 emissions to ambiance. Norway’s Equinor is a frontrunner on this space. There’s a want for dependable consequence fashions for security assessments, design of obstacles and documentation of CCS secure design. To make sure the best security requirements, it’s essential to have instruments that simulate what really occurs if accidents happen. That is used as foundation for design and to mitigate penalties within the occasion of unintended launch.
“The speedy improvement of this expertise is necessary not just for DNV and Equinor, but in addition for society,” mentioned Kenneth Vareide, CEO of DNV’s enterprise space Digital Options. “CCS is a vital a part of the transition to a low-carbon financial system the place secure operations are based mostly on correct, detailed and extensively validated simulations,” he mentioned.
DNV’s expertise utilizing superior CFD simulation instruments in security analyses for full-scale CO2 seize initiatives relies on a few years of improvement work of KFX software program, which was acquired by DNV in 2017. Equinor has been a key associate within the improvement of KFX computational fluid dynamics software program for 25 years.