‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’ 3 – 4 September 2018

IFRF’s 45th TOTeM (Topic Orientated Technical Meeting) to be held at Cardiff University,

The International Flame Research Foundation will hold its 45th TOTeM (Topic Orientated Technical Meeting) on 3rd-4th September 2018. It will take place at Cardiff University in collaboration with their Gas Turbine Research Centre, and will precede the 12th ECCRIA Conference which will be held at the same venue. The topic of this year’s TOTeM is ‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’.

Gas has a key role in future energy systems. It can be used to meet carbon reduction and climate change mitigation targets. It is likely to be a major part of the solution to decarbonising heat and transport, improving air quality and delivering security of supply.

However, gas – and particularly its use in gas turbines (GTs, aka ‘combustion turbines’) – needs to meet the challenges facing energy systems in the 21st century. It needs to provide flexible power to complement the increasing use of renewable (but often intermittent) energy sources; it increasingly needs to be a cost-effective energy vector in responsive energy storage solutions; it needs to enable a rapid move to safe, decarbonised energy; gas-fired systems need to offer high reliability, availability and maintainability at lower cost through advanced manufacturing of components. 

With this in mind, TOTeM45 will address the following themes:

  • GTs for flexible power – operational flexibility, fuels flexibility
  • GTs for storage-to-power – role in power-to-gas schemes, ammonia concepts
  • GTs for safe, decarbonised power – incremental efficiency improvement, exhaust gas recirculation, carbon capture options, hydrogen safety
  • Manufacturing the GTs of tomorrow – additive manufacturing, new materials.

The outline programme is available here, and the meeting includes a networking dinner at Cardiff Castle on 3rd September and a site visits to GTRC’s facilities at Port Talbot and either Baglan Bay GTCC Power Station or Baglan Hydrogen Research & Demonstration Centre on 4th September. For those planning to attend the 12th ECCRIA conference (5-7 Sept), the venue is the same (i.e. Queens Building, Cardiff University).

Registration for TOTeM 45 is £450 (£350 for IFRF, APGTF and FERF members) and covers the meeting, refreshments, networking dinner and site visit (but not your accommodation).

An Eventbrite webpage for registration, discounted accommodation, travel information, etc. is available here.

TOTeM 45 is sponsored by GTRC, APGTF, FERF, FLEXIS and the SELECT Project*. Other organisations interested in becoming sponsors should contact Lucy on administration@ifrf.net.

*Selective Exhaust Gas Recirculation for Carbon Capture with Gas Turbines: Integration, Intensification, Scale-up and Optimisation (funded by EPSRC, UK).

Event details:

TOTeM45 – ‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’

3rd-4th September 2018, Cardiff, UK

IFRF – the International Flame Research Foundation – will hold its 45th TOTeM (Topic Orientated Technical Meeting) on 3rd-4th September 2018. It will take place at Cardiff University in collaboration with their Gas Turbine Research Centre, and will precede the 12th ECCRIA Conference which will be held at the same venue. The topic of this year’s TOTeM is ‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’.

Registration is available at bit.ly/TOTeM45. Discounts are available for IFRF, APGTF and FERF members.

Follow the build up to the event through #TOTeM45 or @IFRFOffice on Twitter.

All enquiries to:

Lucy Straker, Event Coordinator
administration@ifrf.net

+44 (0)7384252000

About the International Flame Research Foundation

IFRF – the International Flame Research Foundation – is the research and networking hub of the global combustion and energy community.  We facilitate access to research and disseminate information worldwide.

Our mission is to advance applied combustion research and promote cooperation and information transfer throughout the international combustion and energy arena.

IFRF is based at the UK’s University of Sheffield where we have access to the facilities of the PACT.

We maintain an established and growing worldwide network of combustion and energy specialists. Through this network we connect our members to knowledge, combustion research information and business opportunities.

Full details on IFRF can be found at www.ifrf.net

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