Test facilities and technological methods
Hevatech disposes of a low power TURBOSOL machine in its workshop at Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (26 – France). This prototype is used as a test bench for new components qualification, such as the injectors, and other process improvements. The size of such equipment is representative of a module of up to 100 kW.
The TURBOSOL device is representative of a “customer’s machine” as it is built with all the characteristic features and operates according to conditions that might be degraded in comparison to the nominal point.
|The major constraint encountered in operating the system under real conditions was the absence of a recoverable heat deposit around the site. Such arrangements had to be artificially recreated. In our new workshop we have acquired larger gas burners and a steam generator to recover almost 500 kWth at over 200°C.|
HEVATECH is also equipped with "Ansys Fluent" behavioural simulation and flow modelling tools. These advanced activities on two-phase fluids, initially subcontracted to academic partners, are now used and optimised internally by our teams.