Especially when handling hydrogen, reciprocating compressors must provide ruggedness, operating flexibility and energy efficiency at pressures up to 3,000 psi (200 bar).
The project will convert low-value Antwerp refinery off-gases into a low-cost petrochemical feedstock by recovering valuable hydrocarbons that would otherwise be burned as fuel.
Linde officials are hoping to help commercialize fuel-cell cars with better hydrogen infrastructure, saying they need more flexibility to meet rising demand in different markets.
Kobe Steel announced that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil, has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors in the region of South America.
Since organic fouling cannot be completely eliminated, ethylene producers must use operational, chemical and mechanical methods to minimize heat transfer losses and equipment downtime.
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