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INDUSTRIAL HYDROGEN applications

Hydrogen for Oil refining

Hydrogen is used to process crude oil into refined fuels, such as gasoline and diesel, and for removing contaminants, such as sulphur, from these fuels. Approximately 75% of hydrogen currently consumed worldwide by oil refineries is supplied by large hydrogen plants that generate hydrogen from natural gas or other hydrocarbon fuels, with the balance being recovered from hydrogen-containing streams generated in the refinery process. PSA technology is used in both hydrogen generation plants and for hydrogen recovery.

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Hydrogen for Other Industrial Uses

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • Petroleum Refineries
  • Chemical Plants
  • Metal Production
  • Edible Oils
  • Steam
  • Reformer
  • Ethylene Off-gas
  • Methanol Off-gas
  • Syngas
  • Coke Oven Gas

Hydrogen is used in a range of other industries, including chemical production, metal refining, food processing and electronics manufacturing. Hydrogen is either delivered to customers in these industries as compressed or liquid hydrogen, or generated on-site from water using a process known as electrolysis or from natural gas using a process call reforming. In certain applications, there is a gradual shift towards on-site generation to replace delivered compressed or liquid hydrogen, largely based on the lower cost of new on-site hydrogen generation technologies when compared to delivered hydrogen.

Xebec's PSA systems are used in on-site reforming systems to increase the purity of the hydrogen produced to the levels demanded by certain of the consuming industries. Xebec's PSA systems offer a cost advantage over conventional PSA systems in the small scale on-site hydrogen generation market. In addition, the modular, skid mounted design of the PSA systems allows customers to integrate the product into their packaged hydrogen generation systems, avoiding the need for costly field erection of larger PSA equipment.