GRANEX® receives “Statement of Endorsement” from Lloyds Register

The Technical Qualification Plan for GRANEX®, submitted by Granite Power Limited has been reviewed in the fields of Electrical, Instrument and Mechanical systems and found to meet the requirements of Lloyds Register Guidance notes for Technology Qualification, and has received a Statement of Endorsement. This is the second of three steps Granite Power Limited has undertaken in the process of obtaining a comprehensive approval known as “Lloyds Register Technology Qualification”.   What is “Lloyds Register Technology Qualification”? Lloyds Register verifies that novel technologies will function within specific limits and with an acceptable level of confidence. Once completed this Technology Qualification will provide a robust methodology and systematic process that provides evidence that GRANEX will function as specified and with an acceptable level of confidence, prior to deployment. The Technology Qualification is a goal based approach to risk that can be applied to any technology, ranging from the unconventional LNG offloading arrangements to the integration of marinised gas turbines into topside process plants, as well as aerial vehicles and various renewable technologies. For More information on Lloyds Register Technology Qualifications please visit http://www.lr.org/en/services/guidance-notes-for-technology-qualification.aspx Lloyds Register Technology Qualification 170307 LR Statement of Endorsement – GRANEX system 06 Mar...

Solar GRANEX® Project receives award

From a selection of 16 finalists at the Institute of Engineers, Newcastle Region Excellence 2015 Awards held on 29 May 2015, the Solar GRANEX® project received the overall award.  Praise from the judges: “This project is leading edge being at the forefront of technology and innovation.  It strongly demonstrates the complete engineering innovation process of research, modelling, design, prototyping, scaling and the application to real world situations.  There is use of adapting available components combined with very original research which has produced a novel co-generation plant for delivering low cost heat and power.” The project utilises heat from three sources – solar thermal, gas backup (waste heat surrogate) and stored thermal energy – to generate power.  It demonstrates the use of the working fluid as the solar heat capture medium as well as the effectiveness of low cost thermal storage for power generation after sunset and during extended cloudy periods.  It utilises a sophisticated control system to optimally manage the heat sources being utilised for generation, or fed into storage, at any point.  It also enabled the development and deployment of a novel and highly sophisticated TurboGenerator (compact, magnetic bearings, semi-hermetic; very low maintenance). Granite Power thanks its project partners in the fantastic effort that achieved such a successful project, and a particular thanks to the University of Newcastle for nominating the project.  A final thanks to Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division, for holding such competitive events that recognises hard work and professional engineering...