Refinery Gas Processing

Refinery gas processing for the refining industry

The experience to help shape your business

With 40 hydrogen production facilities around the world, our dedicated refinery team is continually working to provide refiners with practical approaches to real industry issues. One result of this effort is our Refinery Gas Processor (RGP), a proprietary technology that can alleviate refinery fuel gas constraints, allowing you to convert almost any refinery fuel gas stream into an acceptable Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) feed. An alternative application of RGP can also remove organic sulfur from refinery gas, allowing you to meet sulfur dioxide emissions requirements at a significantly lower cost than other hydrotreating options. This makes RGP a unique technology for refiners with the ability to address two separate and major operating issues. To be effective at low pressures, conventional hydrotreating requires high residence time, resulting in bigger, more expensive equipment and potentially higher capital costs. Praxair’s RGP can cost-effectively convert organic sulfur and carbon sulfide to hydrogen sulfide at typical off-gas pressures with a significantly lower capital cost than other hydrotreating options. The low residence time reaction system and simple, flexible configuration options make RGP a low-capital, extremely flexible tool for fuel gas optimization. The system requires no downtime to install and unlike conventional hydrotreaters, is delivered in two to three modules on skids.