By Nick Parkinson2019-06-24T09:11:00+01:00
Linde Engineering executives attended a recent inauguration of the first plant engineered and built based on Linde’s HYDROPRIME® Max technology.
The plant, installed for PREEM Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, is an 18,500 Nm3h hydrogen plant. HYDROPRIME® Max is a standardised product technology owned by Hydro-Chem, a subsidiary of Linde Engineering North America.
This technology is based on a modular skid design with a box-type reformer that offers schedule and cost benefits for the overall construction of the plant.
Along with the commercial advantages this technology provides, the project benefits from collaboration between Selas-Linde, the Linde Adsorption group, Hydro-Chem and Linde Engineering India, with Hydro-Chem as contract leader.
The plant, operational since 15th March 2019, included all required auxiliaries: water treatment unit, Glycol Cooling Unit, and hydrogen product compressors.
PREEM is the largest fuel company in Sweden, with a refining capacity of more than 18 million m³ of crude oil every year. PREEM has expressed their interest to Linde for a second plant, based on the same concept, with that plant expected to begin operation in 2022.
Georgia-based Hydro-Chem has been providing modular hydrogen plants since 1975, and has installed over 250 worldwide.
Hydrogen is widely used in the petroleum refining industry to remove impurities found in crude oil such as sulfur, olefins and aromatics to meet product fuels specifications. Removing these impurities allow fuels to burn cleaner and refineries to turn a lower quality crude oil into a profitable product that meets ...
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