Honeywells UOP has been selected by Haldor Topsoe to
provide technology to purify hydrogen from a
steam reforming unit to be installed at the Antipinsky refinery
in Tyumen, Russia.
The UOP Polybed PSA (pressure swing adsorption)
system will recover and purify hydrogen to help the refinery meet the increasing need
for clean transportation fuels such as diesel and gasoline, the
hydrogen purification technology will allow the Antipinksy
Refinery to meet today's challenge
of producing cleaner fuels more efficiently," said Rebecca
Liebert, vice president and general manager for gas
processing and hydrogen at Honeywell's UOP.
"The impressive hydrogen recovery rates and proven reliability of our solution will
help the refinery improve its profitability and ensure
dependable operation, she added.
The new hydrogen unit, which is scheduled to start up in
2013, is part of the refinery's plan to increase its
capacity of crude oil processing by as much as 7 million
It will also enable the production of fuel products that
meet the European Union's Euro-5 emission standards aimed at
reducing emissions from light duty vehicles.
Refineries use hydrogen in the hydrocracking process to
convert heavy oils to lighter, higher-value products such as
Hydrogen is also used in the hydrotreating process to remove
contaminants and improve the quality of end products.