One of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance filtration and separation technology has secured spares orders worth $5million for Asia’s largest gasification projects.
Porvair Filtration Group began working with South Korea’s Posco E&C in 2011, and India’s Reliance Industries in 2013, providing advanced char filtration systems to both.
The UK-registered company has now supplied operational spares which are expected to be employed by Reliance and Posco on-site in the near future.
Posco E&C, a division of multinational steel manufacturer Posco, is building a coal gasification plant to produce SNG for powering its Gwangyang facility.
The plant will incorporate Porvair’s hot gas filtration system – an established technology used to remove fly ash during the gasification process.
In 2011, Porvair delivered its initial POSCO contract, valued at in excess of $10m – the first CB&I E-Gas project outside of the US – providing filtration of the syngas downstream of the gasifier and heat exchanger to remove the erosive and abrasive char that damages downstream equipment and processes.
India’s largest private sector enterprise, Reliance, selected Porvair to design and build char filtration systems for its new pet coke gasification plant at Jamnagar, the largest oil refining complex in the world, with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.3 million barrels of oil per day.
The gasification facility – also the largest of its kind built in the world – is set to process petroleum coke and coal into synthesis gas using E-Gas™ technology licensed from Lummus Technology, the technology group of CB&I.
Porvair’s gasification business manager Andy Bevis, said: “Elements of the engineering are similar across both sites, and the invaluable experience gained from each has helped to inform further innovation, refining our knowledge for the collective benefit of both Reliance and POSCO.”
Porvair manufactures in both the UK and USA and has an extensive network of sales offices and distribution channels throughout the world.