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Petroleum Coke Refueling

Air Products has developed pet coke refueling, an oxygen-enriched combustion technology that converts existing oil-fired power plants from high-priced heavy fuel oil to 100% pulverized pet coke without, in most cases, significant degradation of steaming capacity or boiler efficiency. The low cost of pet coke pays for the conversion of the units, including the addition of emissions control equipment to remove sulphur generated by the combustion of high-sulphur pet coke. The combustion technology employed is anticipated to be convertible to an oxy-fuel carbon capture system when this technology becomes commercially available.

Benefits:

  • Better than coal dispatch cost
  • Save up to $1 million/year per MW
  • Half the capital cost of coal conversion
  • Minimal plant outage for conversion
  • Improved emissions
  • Payback as short as 2 years

With more than 30 years of experience in supplying oxygen for combustion applications, Air Products has the technical expertise necessary to integrate oxygen plants into combustion processes. Air Products has experience in engineering, constructing, owning and operating power generation facilities, enabling us to offer a variety of pet coke refueling commercial arrangements to meet specific customer needs.

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An oxygen-enriched combustion technology that converts existing oil-fired power plants from high-priced heavy fuel oil to 100% pulverized pet coke.  Better than coal dispatch cost, half the capital cost of coal conversion and provides the potential to save up to $1 million/year per MW.

An oxygen-enriched combustion technology that converts existing oil-fired power plants from high-priced heavy fuel oil to 100% pulverized pet coke.  Better than coal dispatch cost, half the capital cost of coal conversion and provides the potential to save up to $1 million/year per MW.

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