SINTEF - Awarded CO2 expertise

By team, Mar 15, 2007, 02:00 2 minute reading

SINTEF Energy Research develops efficient technology based on the natural working fluid CO2. Its expertise applies to the design, simulation and testing of CO2 technology in refrigeration, mobile air conditioning and heat pump systems.

To stimulate the use of environmentally safe technology in industry and the public sector, SINTEF Energy Research, from Norway, offers research-based solutions and services in the field of CO2 technology. Based on theoretical and experimental studies on new application fields of CO2 as a refrigerant, services include the development, testing and optimization of components and systems.

--image1--SINTEF Energy Research uses advanced simulation and optimization tools, as well as test units for various components and applications. It features some of the world's largest facilities within the field of refrigeration engineering: 7000 m2 of modern laboratories for research, development, and education.

SINTEF Energy Research offers the following services:

  • Testing & optimization of CO2 compontents: i.e. compact heat exchangers, compressors, ejectors and expanders
  • Measurement of thermophysical properties of materials, heat transfer and pressure drop and flow phenomena, i.e maldistribution of two-phase flow in manifolds of compact heat exchangers
  • Documentation of results through publications, patent applications and product development, or solely as project reports to the customers

"Nearly 20 years of experience in the development of CO2 technology for various customers all over the world guarantee that our customers can benefit from highly efficient and sustainable solutions for cooling and heating applications worldwide," says Petter Neksa, Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Energy Research.

"We believe that will become the global source for intelligence in the field of CO2 technology," he adds.


SINTEF - the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology - is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Every year, SINTEF supports around 2000 companies to generate customer-focused solutions. Its research team on natural refrigerants took part in the "rediscovery" of CO2 as a natural refrigerant in the late 80's.

In 2005, refrigeration scientists at SINTEF's Gemini Center Applied Refrigeration Technology were honoured with an award from the International Energy Agency (IEA) for their work on developing CO2 technology within the application areas vehicle cooling systems, commercial refrigeration, and heat pumps.


By team (@r744)

Mar 15, 2007, 02:00

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