In the Air Products Gasification Process radiant cooler technology, syngas exiting the reaction zone is heat exchanged to generate super-heated steam as a valuable by-product.
In the bottom quench systems, the syngas is cooled directly in a proven water-quench system.
Air Products’ Turnkey Solution
We offer full Air Products-owned and operated, on-site syngas plants or process licensing and can support your project throughout its life cycle. We give customers peace of mind by providing operational support and business and project-execution services, including:
Why select Air Products gasification technology?
- Onsite syngas production
- Design and engineering
- Commissioning and start-up
- Experience transfer
- Master planning
- Advanced data analytics
Unique and proven
Air Products Gasification Process units use special membrane walls and multiple-burner designs. Since the first coal gasifier using the Air Products Gasification Process began operating nearly 40 years ago, there are now more than 30 Air Products Gasification Process reactors operating or in the planning stages around the world. Over 100 coal types have been successfully processed, including blends of high-ash coal and petcoke.
Air Products’ Gasification Process technology can process a wide range of coals, from lignite to anthracite, as well as petcoke and biomass blends. It also offers:
- Low coal consumption (510–615 kg per 1,000 Nm³ of effective syngas);
- Low fresh water consumption.
- High throughput and availability and low maintenance costs by using proven reactor membrane wall and burner technology.
The Air Products Gasification Process DSC or SRSC syngas cooler line-up:
- Has a higher thermal efficiency than other gasifiers
- Produces less waste water
- Generates high- and medium-pressure steam, which can help reduce operating expenditures
Our Air Products Gasification Process DBQ or SBQ line-up:
Reducing capital and operational costs
- Requires up to 30% less capital expenditure and offers more stable operation through its simplified configuration
- Widens coal suitability by eliminating the fouling risk in the syngas cooler
The multiple-burner design is easily scaled for larger units and is highly reliable, which eliminates the need to build a spare gasifier. Using larger units requires fewer operators, less maintenance and a smaller spare parts inventory. Units with a dry coal intake capacity of 3,200 t/d have already been designed.
Continuous design improvement
As an owner and operator and through close partnerships with other users, Air Products has the insight and experience to deliver. We record innovations and improvements in a lessons-learned database for the benefit of all licensees and to improve our master design. Focusing on continuous improvement through innovation and partnership helps us to achieve longer continuous runs and lower maintenance costs.
Our global Air Products Gasification Technical Service Center provides process design, life-cycle support, simulation, and start-up assistance on the front end of projects. Long-term operational assistance, training, troubleshooting and spare parts are also offered as part of ongoing support to our customers. Lessons learned are shared through regular user meetings, as well as through global thought leadership conferences, where we seek to build user communities and accelerate learning. Ask us about our support services and arranging a site visit from some of our experts.
Air Products Syngas Solutions is part of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
The Air Products GP Technology was acquired from Shell Global Solutions International B.V. by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2018.