APAC Conference: An interview with David Duse

The countdown is on for gasworld APAC Industrial Gases Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In just over two weeks’ time, sessions surrounding the economic landscape and regional industrial gas markets, delivering and investing in decarbonisation, and more will highlight the import role of the region as we look ahead to the future.

In the lead-up to the landmark event, gasworld is taking some time with our speakers before they take to the stage. In the first exclusive interview of the series, we speak to David Duse, General Manager of SIAD Engineering (Hangzhou) and SIAD Engineering Trading Shanghai.

Here, Duse tells us about some exciting projects that SIAD is currently working on in the Asia Pacific region, operational advances that are helping to shape the market, and what we can hear from his presentation during session three of the event.

David, you’re soon going to be speaking at gasworld’s APAC Industrial Gases Conference. What can attendees expect from your presentation?

My goal is to provide a better understanding of a several of the many technological advances SIAD has made in air separation and compression. In doing so, I’ll also offer examples of the value that SIAD provides customers looking for gaseous and/or liquefied ASUs, LNG, and CO2 plants, including capture, recovery, and compression.

Can you tell us about some big projects SIAD is currently working on in the APAC region?

While protecting customer confidentiality is paramount, I can share that we’re working on several important compression and ASU projects in China, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. These all involve some of our latest technological innovations, such as SIAD’s advances in smaller standardised merchant liquid ASUs, the SL and SLA series.

The SL is a novel designed all LOX/LIN ASU and the SLA is similar but produces LOX/LIN/LAR.  The standard sizes of ASUs range from 100 tonnes per day to 350 tonnes per day and are all modularized on skids for the key equipment.  They are designed for optimal delivery schedules encompassing one to two months of installation, commissioning, and start-up and to minimize total installed cost.

We are extremely proud of the energy efficiency of these ASUs, particularly the smaller-size units that offer energy efficiency similar to larger liquid ASUs and that are ideal for smaller industrial gases companies and large distributors looking to develop liquid capability.

What trends and demands are currently driving business for SIAD?

Trends and demands vary by geography. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the primary focus is on biogas and small-scale LNG, as well green hydrogen and CO2 capture. In the Americas, the spotlight is on the climate-focused energy transition, which includes green and blue hydrogen and ammonia, power generation, carbon capture and sequestration, and the reshoring or nearshoring of manufacturing.

. Similarly, Asia also is focused on green and blue hydrogen, as well as the continued development of the overall industrial sector. In general, we see clear indications that the energy transition is only in the initial phase and will last for several years. To meet the varying needs of our valued customers around the globe, SIAD is working on a diverse range of projects at different stages of development.

Can you tell us about some operational advances that are helping to shape the future industrial gas market in the APAC region?

We see a greater emphasis on efficiency. With the intense focus on decarbonising industry, energy efficiency is an absolute mandate, whether in ASUs, CO2 plants, LNG liquefication plants or compressors. There also is a trend toward higher-quality equipment to minimize downtime and optimise operational efficiency. And of course, there is increasing attention and focus on safe operations. For SIAD, safety, efficiency and quality are part of our core values, so the company is well positioned in this important and growing market.

And finally, if you could leave our readers with one message related to the industrial gas market in the Asia-Pacific region, what would it be?

APAC is confirming its position as an extremely innovative region at the forefront of new technologies. This includes traditional industries that are introducing solutions to reduce environmental emissions as well as new technologies such as electric and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and the broader hydrogen economy that encompasses blue and green hydrogen and ammonia, clean power generation and others.

In this context, the industrial gas industry is as significant and capable in APAC as it is in other global geographical markets, and it will continue to contribute effectively to support users and the growth of industrial gases. I’m honoured to belong to such a great industry that has advanced the development of APAC. I’m also gratified to see SIAD using its global capability and innovations to provide APAC customers with the products and solutions they require for a more sustainable, developing and high economic growth region.

Asia-Pacific Industrial Gases Conference 2023

Decarbonisation and how the Asia-Pacific region pragmatically delivers against its sustainability needs in the near-term will be in focus at gasworld’s Asia-Pacific Industrial Gases Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this December.

Join gasworld for its show-stopper 2.5 day event at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the theme of Delivering On the Promise of Growth.

Taking place from 5-7 December 2023, the conference will tackle China’s clean energy and industrial gas build-out, the hydrogen society in the APAC region, the practical means of delivering decarbonisation in emerging economies in the short-term, the economic climate in Asia-Pacific and the local industrial gas markets, electronics and specialty gases in Southeast Asia, and so much more besides.

To attend, sponsor and for more information, visit https://bit.ly/GWAPACSITE23

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