A growing number of compressors are being used in gas separation applications, driven in large part by more environmentally friendly industrial processes.
For example, the demand for hydrogen has soared over the last decade because of its role in crude oil refining, desulfurization of diesel and gasoline, fuel cell and solar cell production and other operations.
To generate the necessary volumes of hydrogen, operators are building hydrogen plants, as well as SMR (Steam Methane Reformer), HYCO and PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) units. These processes require hydrogen booster/ recycle compressors, feed gas compressors and tail gas compressors.
Kobelco has extensive experience in applying screw gas compressors for hydrogen and natural gas services and integrally geared centrifugal compressors for CO/CO2 services.