Flowserve Awarded Order for First Full-Scale Direct Coal Liquefaction Plant

17.02.2005

Flowserve has been awarded a contract from Shenhua Group Corporation of China which is building the world’s first full-scale direct coal liquefaction plant. Flowserve Pumps has been actively involved in past construction of direct coal ...

...liquefaction pilot plants and has been involved with the Shenhua project since 2001, providing technical support to process licensors and engineering design companies.

As a technology leader in hydrocarbon processing and with a full range of proprietary and special purpose pumping systems, Flowserve was chosen to support this global trade initiative.

For the Shenhua direct coal liquefaction plant, Flowserve will be providing two reactor recycle pumps, Model 9000-450 PR (CSV), and one ebullating pump, Model 9000-450 PR. This order was included in Flowserve’s third quarter 2004 booking information it announced last October.

The direct coal liquefaction process utilizes two catalytic coal slurry hydrocrackers followed by a single stage ebullated-bed catalytic hydrocracker which offer improved conversion of heavy oils, residues and coal slurries. The Flowserve reactor recycle pumps and ebullating pump, along with a variable frequency drive and oil injection system, will ebullate the reactor bed. Required to operate three years or more between inspections, the unspared PR pump will operate at reactor conditions with pressures to 210 bar (3000 psi) and temperatures to 480 degrees C (900 degrees F).

Axens is providing the basic engineering design and technical services for the Shenhua project based on their H-Oil Process know-how and the H-Coal Large Pilot Plant experience in the 1980s. Axens is also providing the technology license for the T-Star Process for upgrading the coal liquids. Flowserve’s type PR pump was used for the H-Coal pilot plant studies in the 1980s.

The first model production line of Shenhua Direct Coal Liquefaction Project will be operated in 2007. Based on the success of the first model production line, Shenhua will build more production lines in order to resolve the situation of lack of petroleum in China.

Flowserve Corp. is one of the world's leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in 56 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services.

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