Applications - Energy / Biofuels

Gasification / Syngas

In today’s ever-increasing search for inexpensive alternative fuel sources, Gasification is a technology that is steadily gaining popularity. Gasification takes a variety of different raw materials and by-products, such as coal, biomass, petroleum, or biofuel, and through a partial-oxidation process, converts these materials into usable Syngas. Syngas can be used in a diverse range of applications such as creating electricity, chemical manufacturing, or even powering turbines. Monitoring the different stages of these processes becomes significant to ensure proper combustion, maintain efficiency and identify unknowns and potentially unwanted by-products. Real-time analysis of all types of Gasification can be obtained using a Extrel process mass spectrometer.

Extrel’s Quadrupole Process Mass Spectrometers have been the preferred analysis system for Syngas producers of ammonia, methanol, ethanol and hydrogen for over 25 years. The MAX300-IG™ Industrial Gas Analyzer is Extrel’s seventh generation of process mass spectrometers. This gas analyzer can quickly cycle between all of the Gasification streams such as the gasifier composition, the sulfur removal, the CO shift, the CO2 removal, as well as the numerous final product processes.

For laboratory or bench scale reactor studies of Syngas reactions, Extrel offers the process mass spectrometer system in a laboratory package, known as the MAX300-LG™.

Both the Extrel MAX300-LG and the MAX300-IG Gas Analyzers provide:

  • Typical analysis time of less than 7 seconds per stream
  • The option of using Questor 5 derived values to calculate and trend process parameters such as heating values, conversion rates and selectivities
  • Extrel’s robust designs for the inlet, ionizer and filament assembly allowing ease of service and replacement
  • Support for a variety of industry standard communications including Ethernet, Bi-directional Modbus RTU or TCP/IP, OPC, Analog and Digital outputs and custom communications
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