InnSep profiled in Pan European Networks 2015/16 publication

PanEuropeanNetworks issue16

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The Pan European Networks publications provide relevant and up to date information for the use of the European Commission and all government agencies and departments across the continent of Europe. In the Government sectionissue no. 16 published today, a section is dedicated to clean transport and maritime affairs, considering issues such as the blue Economy, reducing the environmental impact of shipping and the future of the shipping sector. Given the critical link that shipping plays in the growth of the global economy, Pan European Networks adresses the environmental and market concerns in this issue.

InnSep is profiled with the Lynx solution for cleaning exhaust fumes from ships under the title «Ships exhaust gas separation» on page 185. In addition, InnSep CEO Sondre K. Jacobsen in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has written an editorial on how the university is working to bridge the gap between research and commercialization with the title «Building a foundation«.

 

The entire publication can be downloaded here:
http://www.paneuropeannetworkspublications.com/GOV16/ (.pdf)

Page 184 containing only the editorial «Building a foundation» can be downloaded here:
20151201 PanEuropeanNetworks GOV16 S Jacobsen EDITORIAL (.pdf)

Page 185 containing only the profile «Ships exhaust gas separation» can be downloaded here (.pdf):
20151201 PanEuropeanNetworks GOV16 InnSep PROFILE (.pdf)

Lynx Kitchen – Lynx Separator for foodservice industry

Lynx kitchen system collection chamber

InnSep AS has started R&D process for tailoring the The Lynx Separation system to solve the problems of cooking grease and residue building up in ventilation ducts and systems in the food service industry. The industry is facing stricter air quality regulations due to the type of contaminated air produced by cooking food. Without an air cleaning component, cooking grease, smoke and  residue build up in the ducts, blower, roof and outside walls of the building. It also clogs conventional filters used to remove cooking odors and particles. This residue is highly flammable and frequently causes fires. Conventional filtration technology is struggling to keep up, requiring larger and more advanced installations, driving up costs for the restaurants and end users.

 

Preliminary testing has concluded with good results. Using the Lynx Separation system for kitchen exhaust, fatty particles and liquids are efficiently removed and collected in a separate chamber for quick and frequent removal. The compact Lynx system enables conventional filtration systems to work with cleaner air and less liquids before exhausting outside the building.

Eagleburgmann awarded license for Lynx Separator for protection of Dry Gas Seal systems

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Picture courtesy of EagleBurgmann.com: http://www.eagleburgmann.nl/en/group/about-us

EagleBurgmann has signed an exclusive licence agreement with InnSep AS to use the Lynx Separator system for protection of the dry gas seals for compressor systems. For 125 years, with locations in 77 countries, 45.000 customers and almost 6000 employees, they have been, and continues to be, close to the operational challenges of the industry. With quick and efficient response to industry requirements, EagleBurgmann is one of the global market leaders and have become the competent contact for industrial sealing technology and associated services.

The flexible design of the Lynx process enables the installation of systems for protecting any brand of dry gas seal systems, effectively opening for a 100% market access. With EagleBurgmanns global manufacturing capacity, they are able to serve all current and future customers of dry gas seal systems.

 

Developing the Lynx Separator for Cleaning Ship Emissions

Developing the Lynx Separator for Cleaning Ship Emissions

Oil Marketing & Trading International magazine profiled the Lynx Separation system for cleaning of Ships Exhaust in their news update. The article is more in-depth and covers the development stages of the technology and how the R&D is focused on achieving solutions to meet the challenges of the new emission standards. Currently, as many as 60 per cent of the world’s ports have voluntarily joined forces and agreed that they will refuse access to ships that fail to comply with the emission standards. By 2020, this restriction will apply to all ports. Given this outlook, many smaller and larger vessels are now on a desperate hunt to find new technology that will remove polluting particles from their exhaust emissions.

Facsimile of the webpage: http://www.oil-marketing.com/index.php/news/624
Facsimile of Oil Marketing webpage

A new spin on liquid-gas separation

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The InnSep Lynx Separator is profiled in an of the October issue of Chemical Engineering magazine under the title «A new spin on liquid-gas separation», written by Gerald Ondrey :

http://www.chemengonline.com/new-spin-liquid-gas-separation/

 

 

Lynx successfully cleans diesel exhaust gas

Exhaust cleaning

Trial of cleaning diesel exhaust performed at the EagleBurgmann Norway AS laboratories in Norway.

 

Exhaust buildup that was deposited in an exhaust pipe from an unsuccessful scrubbing system was collected from an offshore site. The solids and particles were diluted back into water to produce a contaminated liquid. The liquid was sprayed directly into the Lynx separator, allowing a concentrated stream of liquid to access our filter directly. The Lynx separator used for the occasion, was the scaled-down Lynx 150 developed for protecting dry gas seals with very low liquid amounts.

The complete article demonstrating the Lynx Separator system separating diesel exhaust and liquids can be found here:

http://www.tu.no/artikler/det-startet-med-en-drill-og-en-stalskrubb-na-vil-grunderne-rense-eksos-og-gass-med-teknologien/275620

The video alone is found here: http://video.tu.no/v.ihtml/player.html?source=share&photo_id=12216643

The goal of the test was to visually observe the ability to remove contaminated liquids and particles from a gas stream. The test exceeded expectations, completely separating all particles and liquids, allowing only clean gas to pass through.

 

We did not expect such a good result from this version of the Lynx.  This version of the Lynx principle was designed to only handle the smallest possible amounts of liquids. Even when liquid is sprayed directly into our rotating mesh, nothing is getting through, showing the reserve capacity that is available to handle both gas and liquid flow variations.

CEO Sondre Jacobsen

The principle is now being developed to handle ships exhaust systems, where it will be scaled up to handle exhaust outlets up to 6 meters in diameter. The Joint Industry Project is open for collaboration, contact Jesus Ernesto Diaz Silva (jesus.silva@innsep.com) for more information.

Lynx Separator nominated for Norway’s Tech Award 2015

*** Local Caption *** Norwegian Tech Award  *** Local Caption *** Teknisk Ukeblads statuett til Årets Ingeniørbragd 2011

Read the article in English here: InnSep Tech Award nomination 2015

The Norwegian Tech Awards (previously known as TEKNAs Ingeniørbragd) har for the past years nominated 6 of the technology achievements that has had, or can potentially have the greatest impact for the industry and society in general. The Lynx separator was nominated side by side with following game-changing innovations:

This is a great recognition of how the cutting edge science and fundamental research of NTNU and the department of Energy and Process Engineering can be transformed into commercially viable business that benefits both society, environment and industry.

The article can be found here:

http://www.tu.no/industri/2015/09/24/det-startet-med-en-drill-og-en-stalskrubb.-na-vil-grunderne-rense-eksos-og-gass-med-teknologien

The video from the article demonstrating the Lynx Separator system separating diesel exhaust and liquids can be found here:

http://www.tu.no/tutv/petroleum/2015/09/23/en-svampliknende-rotor-av-skummet-metall-kan-spare-milliarder

The journalist interviewed Jon Baklien, Technical Manager at EagleBurgmann Norway and one of the team of engineers responsible for incorporating the Lynx technology into the EagleBurgmann portfolio of protection systems for the dry gas seals. During the interview, the journalist was given a world first demonstration of the capacity for separation of exhaust gases in liquid. The Lynx system dynamic and flexible with the same basic design being used for all purposes, from large liquid amounts to the smallest possible. At about 50 seconds into the video on top of the article, Jon inserts liquidized exhaust into the Lynx Dry Gas Seal Protection separator prototype that was designed for extremely small liquid amounts.

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The dymanic capacity of the separator manages to separates away all the contaminated liquid, allowing the clean gas to pass through. This is the concept InnSep, together with major partners, are planning to scale up to handle separation of exhausts from ships that have exhaust pipes up to 6 meters in diameter

TechInnovation 2015

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TechInnovation2015 showcases the emerging new technologies from the leading universities around the globe. InnSep is co-operating with the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) and Innovation Norway (www.innovasjonnorge.no/en/start-page/) with a stand to promote and generate interest on using cutting-edge research to address important challenges facing the world. Our stand with three groundbraking technologies from the university that will shape our future in a positive direction:

  • Connect LNG – Making cleaner energy more accesible (www.connect-lng.no)
  • Picterus – Smartphone-based monitoring of Jaundice in newborns (www.picterus.com)
  • ProductionCompass – Software tool for optimizing production through advanced data algorithms (www.solutionseeker.no)

InnSep stand at TechInnovation Singapore 22-23 September 2015

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TechInnovation 2015 is the largest conference and exhibition in Singapore that focuses on the matching of industry’s needs to enabling and ready-to-market technologies from global sources. InnSep is showcasing the Lynx separation process and the environmental benefits of implementing the innovative technology. We are inviting potential partners and customers to visit and learn about participating in our upcoming R&D projects for various industries.

The stand is in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and is located at the Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre in Singapore.

 

InnSep collaboration with EagleBurgmann

Rely on excellence

InnSep collaborates with EagleBurgmann to develop the Lynx Separator for protection of Dry Gas Seal systems for compressors. Liquid entrainment causes seal systems to break down and cause compressor failure. Global losses are estimated at several billion dollars in equipment damages and production shutdowns. The Lynx technology reduces this risk significantly, enabling uninterrupted production and less unplanned maintenance costs.

The co-operation was profiled in the Oil and Gas publication MNOG 2-2015: Midt-Norsk Olje og Gass article – Page 25

The whole magazine can be accessed from here: Midt-Norsk Olje og Gass publication list