US Praxair starts up hydrogen plant in Texas

22 July 2013 15:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Praxair has started up a 135m cubic feet/day hydrogen plant that will supply Valero's refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, among others, the US-based industrial gases producer said on Monday.

The plant houses the largest steam methane reformer that Praxair has ever built, the company said. It will provide hydrogen to Valero's new 57,000 bbl/day hydrocracker at the refinery.

Praxair's new hydrogen plant is connected to the company's existing pipeline network in the Gulf coast, it said. The network includes a 2.5bn cubic-foot hydrogen storage cavern.

By: Al Greenwood
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