Guangxi Petrochemical revamps hydrogen unit with Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell announced that CNPC Guangxi Petrochemical Company has successfully converted its existing pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to Honeywell UOP Polybed PSA technology, enabling it to produce high-purity hydrogen.

Improve H2O measurement in catalytic reformer H2 recycle streams

Engelhart, W. G., SpectraSensors

Catalytic reformer units convert naphtha into high-octane aromatic compounds called reformates, which are used in gasoline blending and formulation. UOP developed the catalytic reforming process and brought the first unit into operation in 1949.

Honeywell UOP installs China's largest propane dehydrogenation unit

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell announced the commissioning and operation of the largest operating single-train propane dehydrogenation unit in China.

Improve energy efficiency with enhanced bundles in tubular heat exchangers

Müller, A., Kropp, A., Köster, R., BAYERNOIL Raffineriegesellschaft mbH; Fazzini, M., Koch Heat Transfer Co. LP

From 2008 to date, 45 twisted tube heat exchangers and bundles have been installed at BAYERNOIL refineries in different units and services, allowing higher heat recovery and contributing to BAYERNOIL’s energy targets.

Pemex eyeing tie-ups for hydrogen plants at refineries

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's state oil company Pemex is planning to form alliances around hydrogen plants at its refineries, Pemex chief Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya said on Tuesday.

Gazprom Neft building a hydrogen production facility at its Omsk refinery

Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a standalone 12,300 tpy-capacity hydrogen production unit at its Omsk Refinery. This processing facility will provide high-purity (99.9%) hydrogen for new and reconstructed hydrotreatment facilities, intended to reduce the sulfur content of motor-fuel components (blending agents).

Air Products wins Marathon Petroleum hydrogen supply agreement

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Air Products, an industrial gases company, announced it has been awarded the long-term supply of approximately 30 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen by Marathon Petroleum Company LP for its Garyville, Louisiana refinery. This new supply award, to begin in November 2017, is in addition to volumes of hydrogen Air Products already provides Marathon Petroleum at its Garyville refinery.

Mexico's Pemex inks hydrogen refinery JV with France's Air Liquide

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's Pemex will partner with France's Air Liquide SA to operate an existing hydrogen plant and build a second one at its Tula refinery, the Mexican state-owned oil company said in a statement on Thursday.

Siemens, Voest and Verbund to build largest green hydrogen site

VIENNA (Reuters) -- Siemens, steel maker Voestalpine and hydropower firm Verbund are planning to build a cutting-edge plant to make green hydrogen more suitable for industrial use, the companies said on Tuesday.

Praxair signs hydrogen supply agreement with Marathon Petroleum

DANBURY, Conn. — Praxair, Inc. signed a long-term contract to supply hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s refinery in Garyville, Louisiana. The company will use the hydrogen to support an ultra-low-sulfur diesel project planned for 2018.