USA: EPC and Steam Reforming Technology New Hydrogen Plant Constructed by Technip FMC Meets Performance Targets
Technip FMC had supplied steam reforming technology and had also undertaken EPC of the 40 million standard cubic feet-per-day hydrogen plant which is now in full operation.
USA – In 2015, CHS, a global agribusiness diversified in energy, grain and food ingredients, selected Technip FMC to provide steam reforming technology and engineering, procurement and construction for a 40 million standard cubic feet-per-day hydrogen plant at the CHS refinery in Laurel, Montana (USA). The hydrogen plant, which will provide CHS with the hydrogen needed to boost efficiency and increase production at its refinery, is now in full operation and has met its performance targets.
To increase worker safety and reduce operating costs, Technip FMC’s project team deployed the use of a drone to access the inside of the radiant box. The drone, which captured a high-quality video of the tube surfaces, allowed the project team to safely inspect the condition of the reformer tubes after installation.
The company’s operating center in Claremont, California (USA) executed the project, which included advisory services for commissioning and start-up. Previously the operating center provided a steam reformer and a parallel reformer for the CHS refinery in Laurel and completed two hydrogen projects for the CHS refinery in McPherson, Kansas (USA).