Category Archives: Membrane System

Oil Refinery Applications of PRISM Membrane Systems

Prism Membrane Systems are used in Oil Refineries in the following applications:

  1. Hydrogen recovery from purge gas
  2. Inert rejection from recycle loops
  3. Fine tuning hydrogen cascades
  4. SMR debottlenecking

Benefits & Details of using Prism Membrane Systems in Oil Refineries:

  • 95+ % recovery available
  • Minimal operator attention
  • Easily adaptable to different feed streams
  • Up to 98% purity available
  • Low maintenance
  • Skid mounted systems are quick, easy and inexpensive to install
  • Accommodates 20% variations in feed flow
  • Virtually unlimited turndown
  • System Customization
  • Smooth, surge-free output
  • Tolerates Water, normal levels of hydrocarbons and aromatics, H2S, CO2
    and NH3
  • Fast delivery

 

 

Creative Membrane Solution for Hydrogen Separation

We recently completed a project with a creative membrane solution for hydrogen separation in glycol manufacturing…And we published a white paper about it!
This project was unique because the feed gas operated at a low pressure, which meant that our typical process gas membrane separators were over-engineered for the system. Our team creatively proposed the idea to utilize a new membrane separator which is designed for small process gas and biogas separations.

“Using the PB6050 membrane separator makes sense in this processing facility. The low pressure, large gas flow volumes, and economic considerations all made this product and configuration the clear choice to meet all of the customer’s requirements.”

Don Henry – Senior Engineer, Air Products

The system used 104 PB6050 membrane separators for an economical hydrogen solution. Read the white paper here.

Prism Membrane System for CO2 Capture Receives Innovation Recognition

NorwayDivisionCO2Capture Our Air Products Norway office was recently nominated for the ONS Innovation Award 2016. The focus of this recognition centered on the team’s revolutionary membrane system concept for CO2 capture.

 
“Among 130 entries, we are extremely proud to be selected as one of five finalists. We are thrilled to be recognized as an innovative company that works to solve one of the major problems connected to a deteriorating climate and global warming.” said Tom Cantero, Managing Director of Air Products Norway.

 
A pilot membrane system for CO2 capture is already in operation at a cement factory in Brevik, Norway. Future large-scale developments are underway.

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