CALORIC has secured its first contract in the UK, for a small industrial carbon monoxide (CO) onsite generation plant of 40 Nm/h.

The plant will be delivered to a chemical company in the UK and will be realised as a turnkey project within a 15-month schedule.

With the CALORIC CALCOR® process, carbon monoxide is produced by reforming of a hydrocarbon (natural gas or LPG) with carbon dioxide at high temperatures and low pressures, in the presence of catalysts. A final membrane unit purifies the synthesis gas to the required quality.

The Caloric CALCOR® technology for CO generation is effective as a low methane content, just within ppm range in the raw gas, and allows for a membrane purification unit instead of the more widely used cold box purification. The membrane achieves the same recovery and similar product purity as the cold box, but at much more favourable capital and operation cost.

The downstream application of this unit will be the generation of phosgene.

The skid mounted plant design allows for maximum preparation in the shop and minimum efforts for the on-site installation and start-up. A 15-month schedule to industrial operation will therefore be achieved.