Interview with Sara Abd Alla, Engineer, Giorgio Bonvicini, Senior Energy Engineer and Arianna Amati, Senior Project Manager at RINA.
What has RINA done so far in terms of validation of the future tool?
What are the next steps?
Among its different responsibilities within SO WHAT, RINA leads the tool validation in real industrial demo cases. In this sense, RINA facilitates the interactions between the industrial demos and the project partners. The main aspect of these responsibilities is to focus on the requirements for providing a complete overview of the waste heat/cold streams in the SO WHAT tool.
In December 2021, RINA submitted a report supplying a framework of the current metering systems available at the demo sites. A gap analysis towards the best practices available was led, and the main issues identified by the partner IESRD in their former report on industrial demo sites assessment were addressed. Commissioning will be further treated in an updated version of this report in light of further developments of the SO WHAT project.
In the upcoming months, RINA will lead the discussion with the clusters on the current and planned installations. For Example Kelvin in close cooperation with IESVE will validate the way real data from the monitoring platform and simulated data from the SO what tool leads to a techno-economic feasibility of industrial heat/cold recovery and ensure maximized scalability and replicability of results outlining innovative pathways for rapid replication across the EU.