OSLO -- DNV, together with the industry and Norwegian authorities, has developed a new qualification procedure for CO2 capture technology.
DNV's new process explains in detail how to identify, assess, and manage risks (failure modes or threats). This is done by following a set of sequential steps in the qualification process.
"By adhering to DNV's qualification standard, a company can demonstrate to a project's stakeholders that the technology will function within specific limits and with an acceptable level of confidence," says Tore Myhrvold, DNV project manager.
"For instance, one of the goals of the qualification process may be to demonstrate the reliability of the technology's functionality. For the owner, it ensures thorough qualification testing and risk management of the development. For buyers or operators, the new standard reduces the risk entailed in implementing new technology."
DNV's general procedure for such a systematic qualification process is stated in DNV Recommended Practice RP-A203: Qualification Procedures for New Technology. The new development which is specific to CO2 capture has been added to DNV's RP-A203.