International leader in high performance filtration products, Porvair Filtration Group has won a major new Chinese contract for the filtration of syngas produced from coal gasification.

Porvair Filtration Group has been offering advancements in gas filtration to the industry for more than 20 years, and the signing of an agreement with a Chinese state oil company represents another significant success for its UK manufacturing divisions.

The coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) gasification project will see Porvair supply char filtration equipment to the CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co.

The plant will be built at its Huizhou Refinery in Guangdong Province, China, with deliveries expected to support commissioning in 2016.

Porvair will provide critical filtration of the syngas downstream of the gasifier and heat exchanger to remove the erosive and abrasive char that would otherwise damage downstream equipment and processes.

Its gasification innovations across the industry enable the production of synthetic natural gas with products encompassing a range of high temperature filter elements and pulse jet blowdown systems.

The contract win follows recent successful orders for similar technology to Posco in South Korea, and Reliance Industries in India. These significant projects have helped Porvair grow its export sales to Asia and improve its reputation and sales channels in the region.

Porvair, which has supplied the process industry with performance-driven filtration equipment for over 25 years, manufactures in both the USA and UK and has an extensive network of sales offices and distribution channels throughout the world.

Andy Bevis, Gasification Business Manager, said, “The new contract with CNOOC is a significant win that reflects our track record of leading edge technology and successful project delivery in gasification filtration.”

“It will utilise similar technology to that which we supplied to POSCO, Reliance and SG Solutions and will be similar in scale to the POSCO installation.”

“We are now confident that we can reproduce that success for CNOOC. Porvair prides itself on producing the highest quality filters available for use in the most demanding process conditions.”

“We have a strong understanding of the necessity to maintain the highest standards, which is why Porvair is seen as a leader and innovator.”