October 2021

Hydrogen

Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 1

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of key performance indicators (KPIs) of the hydrogen (H2) plant.

Ramakumar, K. R., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of key performance indicators (KPIs) of the hydrogen (H2) plant. A good system of process monitoring not only ensures safe and reliable plant operations, but also helps in making strategic decisions such as catalyst changeout schedules. If KPIs are not monitored closely, there can be situations where the expected yields are not achieved. This affects the economics of the H2 plant and that of the entire refinery complex, since the downstream hydrotreated/hydrocracked product yields are affected, as well. This will have a direct implication on the overall refinery margin. For better monitoring and control, it is imperative to know

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