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12 Jan 2024

US blue hydrogen project to use Tranter technology

Amy Power
US blue hydrogen project to use Tranter technology

Tranter has had an order from a blue hydrogen plant, who want to use the company’s heat exchangers in their carbon capture application.

The blue hydrogen project is based in the US, in Texas and has made the order as the addition of Tranter’s technology, will help the project achieve their aim. The project was developed with the intention for it to supply hydrogen and nitrogen for the production of blue ammonia within that region. The project also plans to provide companies located within the US Gulf Coast, who are looking for a decarbonisation solution, with clean hydrogen.

The order which the project made to Tranter was for six large plate and frame heat exchangers in stainless steel, along with 254 SMO with EPDM gaskets. These will be used for heat recovery and vent condensers during the process of removing Co2 from a gas stream. This task would be performed through absorption throughout a continuous process with regenerable solvents.

Director EPC and Global Energy, Thomas Cassirer, commented, “Tranter was an early runner with plate and frame heat exchangers in post combustion carbon capture pilot plants back in 2010-2011, where we gained in-depth knowledge of the application, process, design and operation of carbon capture plants. As carbon capture plants now are commercialising to meet the global Net Zero goals, Tranter is a trusted advisor for the engineering companies during their engineering and design, and to the end user during operation of the plant with our service presence in Houston, the US.”

EPC Area Sales Manager, Drazen Dragicevic, mentioned, “Knowing the process design for plate heat exchangers in the post combustion carbon capture application was a key success factor to gain the customer’s trust and confidence for this project. We had several discussions with their engineers regarding design margins, shear stress, port size and velocities to ensure safe and trouble-free operation of the heat exchangers in their process. Further, our ability to work globally and address all stakeholders’ concerns in India, Germany, and the US, made it clear that Tranter was a first-choice provider of plate and frame heat exchangers to this project.”

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