US group commissions Tasnee plant
Alexandria (Virginia), July 27, 2009
US-based H2Gen Innovations said it has completed the commissioning of a 1.5 million scf/day hydrogen gas purification plant for Saudi Polyolefins Company (SPC) at its Tasnee Polyolefins Complex in Al Jubail Industrial City.
H2Gen is a leader in designing, manufacture and marketing of hydrogen generators and gas purification plants.
H2Gen provided a turnkey MARS® PSA system including design, manufacturing, and installation and commissioning, to process a low value waste gas stream into commercial purity hydrogen gas for Tasnee’s high density polyethylene and polypropylene expansion projects at the site.
Tasnee operates the world’s largest propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene complex in Al Jubail, said a top official.
“The unit started trouble free and produced high quality hydrogen from the beginning,” stated Sameer Al-Humaidan, vice president for Technical Affairs at Tasnee.
“This is an indication of the sound engineering and high technical capabilities that H2Gen was able to demonstrate. The PSA unit is unique in design and construction. We are proud of this achievement, and appreciate H2Gen’s support of Tasnee’s growth,” he remarked.
“Tasnee is a significant world player in the plastics industry, and we are pleased to have met its stringent requirements for performance, safety, and ease of operations,” said Barney Rush, CEO of H2Gen Innovations.
“This project demonstrates that our PSA technology offers cost-effective solutions to the petrochemical industry,” he added.
'The H2Gen MARS® system compresses a process gas stream from a low temperature recovery unit, purifies the product gas to 99.999 per cent H2 using H2Gen’s MARS® PSA technology and further compress both the product gas and tail gas,' Rush explained.
'The tail gas is used to fire a waste heat boiler. The project sits on three skids: one contains the PSA modules, and two others contain redundant reciprocating and screw compressors, all packaged by H2Gen.'
H2Gen also provided a comprehensive controls system that allows for automatic operations and remote monitoring.
In addition, the company provided complete civil, electrical and mechanical installation of the system. The project was completed in 12 months from the date of contract award, he added.-TradeArabia News Service