China Refinery Selects Honeywell for Hydrogen Purification Technology
January 09, 2015
PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical Company (GXPC) is using Honeywell's UOP process technology to purify hydrogen at a new refining complex in Qinzhou, Guangxi Province, China.
With support from UOP's local service team, GXPC successfully commissioned a UOP Polybed' PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) System to purify hydrogen, which is a critical ingredient used in modern refining processes to produce clean transportation fuels, including diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. GXPC is subsidiary of PetroChina, one of China's largest state-owned enterprises.
Refineries use hydrogen to convert heavy oils to lighter, higher-value products such as transportation fuels. Hydrogen is also used to remove contaminants and improve the quality of end products.
“With 50 years' experience in hydrogen purification technology, UOP PSA units offer nearly 100 percent on-stream reliability and nearly 100 percent hydrogen purity, resulting in enhanced performance and an improved return on investment for our customers,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager for UOP's Gas Processing and Hydrogen business unit. “As new refineries come online in China, we look forward to offering reliable, long-term PSA technology.”