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Hydrogenation

Hydrogen is a valuable commodity in refining and petrochemical processes; it can be economically generated, purchased, or recovered from numerous process streams. Air Products has extensive experience in supplying hydrogen from a variety of production processes, including steam methane reforming and gasification of various feed stocks. This expertise also extends to the recovery of valuable hydrogen from off-gas streams using cryogenic or membrane technology. We are best equipped to work with your experts to jointly determine the best technology option for your needs.

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Gases

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a key feedstock in several petrochemical processes. Hydrogen is supplied from a dedicated plant located at or near a customer’s facility or via a pipeline network if one exists in the vicinity. Hydrogen plants are owned, operated and managed by Air Products and can be custom designed for customers requirements, which can include steam, cogenerated power, feedstock flexibility, utility synergies, and additional hydrogen needs. Relatively smaller requirements of hydrogen can be supplied via on-road liquid hydrogen trailers or compressed gas tube trailers from Air Products extensive manufacturing and distribution network.

Hydrogen is a key feedstock in several petrochemical processes. Hydrogen is supplied from a dedicated plant located at or near a customer’s facility or via a pipeline network if one exists in the vicinity. Hydrogen plants are owned, operated and managed by Air Products and can be custom designed for customers requirements, which can include steam, cogenerated power, feedstock flexibility, utility synergies, and additional hydrogen needs. Relatively smaller requirements of hydrogen can be supplied via on-road liquid hydrogen trailers or compressed gas tube trailers from Air Products extensive manufacturing and distribution network.

Hydrogen Production/Cogeneration

Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide or Syngas (HyCO) production using steam reforming is highly endothermic, requiring a catalytic process reaction at high temperatures and significant steam input. The overall efficiency of the process can be improved through the integration of power generation using gas and steam turbine technology. Power may be generated from this process on an incremental basis at a heat-rate of less than 5500 Btu/kWh. Frequently, the need for additional power goes hand in hand with the need for more steam and HyCO products at a chemical plant or refinery. Air Products has developed and installed multiple such integrated facilities, which it owns and operates.

Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide or Syngas (HyCO) production using steam reforming is highly endothermic, requiring a catalytic process reaction at high temperatures and significant steam input. The overall efficiency of the process can be improved through the integration of power generation using gas and steam turbine technology. Power may be generated from this process on an incremental basis at a heat-rate of less than 5500 Btu/kWh. Frequently, the need for additional power goes hand in hand with the need for more steam and HyCO products at a chemical plant or refinery. Air Products has developed and installed multiple such integrated facilities, which it owns and operates.

Consulting Services

Air Products' world-class reaction engineering capabilities enable us to help you optimize your hydrogen reaction processes and systems.

Air Products' world-class reaction engineering capabilities enable us to help you optimize your hydrogen reaction processes and systems.

Hydrogen plants

For instances where the customer desires to own and operate their own hydrogen plant (relatively small volumes), Air Products can sell a hydrogen plant with the design and scope split customized to the client's needs.

For instances where the customer desires to own and operate their own hydrogen plant (relatively small volumes), Air Products can sell a hydrogen plant with the design and scope split customized to the client's needs.

Hydrogen Recovery

Hydrogen recovery using cryogenic or membrane technology from plant offgas streams to improve hydrogen utilization and plant economics

Hydrogen recovery using cryogenic or membrane technology from plant offgas streams to improve hydrogen utilization and plant economics

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