SYNGAS PRODUCTION IN GASIFICATION PLANTS
HEAT EXCHANGER SYSTEMS FOR SYNGAS PRODUCTION IN GASIFICATION PLANTS
Hydrocarbons in the form of a variety of chemical compounds such as plastics, fertilizers, paints, lubricants and fuels are part of our daily life. Natural gas and oil are still the dominant raw material for their production. However, the industrial gasification of coal, refinery wastes such as petroleum coke and biomass is also steadily growing in importance in this context.
Gasification is a chemical process, which converts any carbon containing material by sub-stoichiometric combustion at high temperatures and often high pressures to synthesis gas, or syngas. Syngas is composed primarily of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide and serves as a starting point for the production of a variety of chemical compounds, fertilizers, pure hydrogen, methane or liquid transportation fuels. It can also be used directly for electric power generation, for example by firing gas turbines.
Gasification technology represents an alternative feedstock based chemical and fuel production system. Gasification breaks down virtually any carbon based feedstock including hazardous materials into its basic constituents. This enables the separation of pollutants and greenhouse gases to generate clean syngas for the production of chemicals, clean liquid fuels and electricity.
Gasification vastly expands the fuel base for syngas production beyond natural gas and oil to include more abundant and lower cost resources, e.g. locally available coal and refinery wastes. It can also be applied to sustainable feedstocks such as biomass or wastes.
The flexibility to co produce multiple chemical commodities and different fuels makes the technology economically attractive for a broad range of industrial applications. Excellent energy efficiency, lower emissions and the potential of waste recycling are clear advantages of gasification technology.
SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK | ARVOS GmbH provides technical sophisticated heat exchanger systems for the gasification process, that makes it even more effective and eco-friendly. SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK´s continuous efforts to meet the constantly changing and challenging requirements of its customers recently led to the biggest ever built Syngas Coolers with double tube system for the two worldwide biggest gasification plants in Korea and India.