UOP to purify hydrogen at Takreer UAE refinery
The system from Honeywell's UOP will recover and purify hydrogen for Takreer’s carbon black and delayed coker project to meet rising needs for clean transportation fuels.
Honeywell's UOP announced Monday the award of its 1,000th
system for purifying hydrogen, which is being installed at
in the United Arab
The Ruwais complex is operated by the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining
The UOP Polybed PSA
system will recover and purify
hydrogen for Takreers carbon black and delayed coker project
to meet the increasing
need for clean transportation fuels.
UOP first invented the Polybed PSA
1966 and has supplied improved versions of the technology
to meet the growing
global demand for hydrogen. Hydrogen is essential in
industry for upgrading
heavy crude oils into refined fuels, in addition to helping
meet increasingly tight transportation fuel specifications.
The selection of our 1,000th PSA unit is a great
milestone for UOP that demonstrates the value we have brought
to high-purity hydrogen technology
over the last half
century, said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president
and general manager of UOP's gas
and hydrogen business.
It also shows that UOP remains at the cutting edge of
innovation while offering the most compelling economic
solutions for our customers.
Polybed PSA s
ystems are skid-mounted, modular units
complete with hardware, adsorbents, control systems and
embedded process technology
, enabling quick and
efficient installation to reduce cost and downtime.
The process uses proprietary UOP adsorbents to remove
impurities at high pressure from hydrogen-containing process
streams, allowing hydrogen to be recovered and upgraded to
more than 99.9% purity to meet refining
In addition to recovering and purifying hydrogen from steam
reformers and refinery
systems can be used to produce hydrogen from
other sources such as ethylene off-gas, methanol off-gas and
partial oxidation/synthesis gas.