Praxair Starts Hydrogen Plant Serving Valero refinery Port Arthur

Praxair starts hydrogen plant operations to supply US Gulf refiners

6:40 AM, 24th July 2013
Praxair New Hydrogen Plant

DANBURY, US: Praxair Inc has started operations of hydrogen plant serving the Valero refinery Port Arthur, Texas and other customers. The 135 million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) hydrogen plant, houses the largest steam methane reformer (SMR). Praxair has built to date to supply hydrogen and up to 450,000 pounds per hour of steam to Valero’s new 57,000 barrels-per-day hydrocracker.

The new Port Arthur SMR is connected to Praxair’s existing 750 million scfd Gulf Coast pipeline network. The network includes a unique 2.5 billion scf high-purity hydrogen storage cavern that provides additional supply reliability for Praxair customers along the pipeline. The US Gulf Coast is the largest oil refining and petrochemical producing region in the world.

“This project represents a significant investment in hydrogen supply for Praxair’s customers along the Gulf Coast. And with the completion of a similar plant with pipeline expansion in Louisiana this year, we will enhance competitive supply options for the lower Mississippi River corridor as well,” said Mike Jordan, Vice President, US Hydrogen, Praxair.

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