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December 2015, MTR sold a multi-million dollar Hydrogen Recovery Unit
(HRU) to a multinational refinery in the Netherlands via a major EPC
company. The system is a single skid, which includes a pretreatment
section as well as 16 of the our largest hydrogen membrane modules. It
produces high grade, 99 mol% pure hydrogen for a variety of uses in the
refinery, which will be critical for their operations. MTR will build
the skid in Europe and will be following some of the industry most
stringent technical specifications in it's design.
MTR Wins Ethylene and Nitrogen Recovery Unit Job for an Asian PE producer (June 2015)
received an order from an Asian polyethylene producer in mid-2015 for
two (2) ethylene and nitrogen recovery units. The feed gas comes
from the purge gas and the purpose of the unit is to separate and
recover ethylene from nitrogen. This job was awarded through a
large interntional EPC based out of Europe and was won though a
competitive bid tender. The units will be shipped in November
2016 with start-up expected in late 2017.
recently supplied hollow fiber modules for a Biodigester gas facility
to remove CO2 to meet pipeline sales specifications in Italy. The
MTR process was integrated into the overall biodigester facility and
the superior performance of the MTR hollow fiber modules was clearly
demonstrated in the facility. The full scale demonstration of
this facility will continue through the end of the year.
MTR Ships Ethylene Recovery Unit Project in Taiwan (July 2015)
recently shipped an Ethylene Recovery Unit (ERU) to Oriental Union
Chemical Company (OUCC), based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The ERU is
designed to recover more than 500 kg/hr of ethylene from the purge gas
in OUCC’s Ethylene Oxide (EO) plant and will use MTR’s unique argon
selective membrane to separate and recover ethylene from argon.
Start-up is expected in mid-2016.
MTR Secures Order for Gas Conditioning Skid for Nigeria (May 2015)
has been awarded the contract for a gas conditioning skid bound for
Nigeria for a gas plant construction site. The MTR unit will be
used for generating clean fuel for the power plant at the
location. The contract was awarded by a Italy based power plant
supplier and was through a contract from Saipem Italy. The skid
will be ready for shipment in October 2015.
Large Northeastern Gas Producer Endorses MTR Superior Gas Conditioning Skid with Repeat order (April 2015)
has been awarded the contract for a gas conditioning skid for a large
compressor station in the Northeast. MTR has built and installed
numerous skids for the same producer over the past 5 years and this
latest skid purchase is an endorsement of the satisfaction of the
client with the superiod MTR product in the fuel gas conditioning
market. The skid will be ready for
shipment in August 2015.
MTR Ships Two Large Hydrocarbon Recovery Systems to a US Gulf Coast Polyethylene Producer (February 2015)
early 2015, MTR shipped two (2) large hydrocarbon recovery systems to a
US Gulf Coast polyethylene producer. Each system will process
more than 25,000 #/hour of purge bin off-gas and will recover ethylene,
iso-butane, and nitrogen. Recovery efficiency is more than 90%
for ethylene, 99.9% for iso-butane, and 70% for nitrogen. Both
units were shipped per schedule and start-up is expected in late 2016
or early 2017.
MTR Awarded Order for Unique Gas Conditioning Application bound for Far East Unmanned Platform (February 2015)
Starting Up Multiple Large Gas Conditioning and Liquids Recovery Skids
for Compressor Stations in the Northeast. (December 2014)
was awarded multiple contracts in Q1-2014 for design,
construction and delivery of several gas conditioning skids including
liquids recovery for large compressor stations in the Northeast. These
skids were delivered and the first unit has been successfully started
up in December 2014 despite the extremely cold weather conditions
prevalent at the time of startup. The MTR skid which utilizes a
patented process design is generating significant natural gas liquids
at the facility and thereby reducing BTU values to below 1000 BTU/SCF
for use as fuel gas in multiple gas engines installed at the
site. Other similar skids will be started up in early 2015 for
other stations for the same company.
MTR Awarded Large Contract for Helium Recovery from Natural Gas in Poland (December 2014)
was awarded a contract for design, construction and delivery to
plant for a membrane based Helium recovery plant for installtion in
Poland. MTR plant will be
located downstream of an existing facility supplying natural gas to a
pipeline. The inlet Helium content is only about 1500 ppm and
MTR's process utilizing spiral wound elements concentrate the Helium
into the permeate stream for routing to a helium recovery cryogenic
plant downstream. The plant will be delivered in
Q4-2015 and start-up is expecetd in Q1-2016
MTR Wins Membrane NRU Project for Installation in Texas (November 2014)
MTR was awarded a contract for design, construction and delivery of a membrane based NRU plant destined for Texas. MTR plant will be located downstream of a large liquids extraction plant and will reduce the N2 content in the residue gas to meet pipeline specifications. MTR's patented design utilizing spiral wound elements was deemed to be technology of choice by the end-user. The plant will be delivered in Q2-2015.
MTR awarded repeat order from large midstream gas producer in Oklahoma (July 2014)
MTR Awarded Two Fuel Gas Conditioning Skid Contracts in the Northeast (June 2014)
MTR Awarded Two Fuel Gas Conditioning Skid Contracts in the Northeast (June 2014)
MTR is pleased to announce award for fuel gas conditioning skid using it well established spiral wound elements for two compressor stations in the Northeast in the Marcellus region. These contracts with subsidiary of a large US midstream company will utilize the MTR patented single vessel compact footprint design and are expected to be placed in service before the end of year.
MTR Starts Up Two Natural Gas Skids in Iraq (March 2014)
Two of MTR’s Fuel Gas skids have been started up at a large oil
and gas plant in Southern Iraq. This
order from a large international service provider was awarded in 2013. The extremely rich gas would have proven
problematic for operating the installed Caterpillar gas engines at the location
and MTR’s skid were design to provide the conditioning to reduce BTU values to
acceptable values. Both skids were containerized for easy shipment to the site.
MTR recently completed a project with DOE to develop a membrane-based process that effectively and efficiently captures CO2 from shifted syngas generated by a coal-fired IGCC power plant. The successful development of this low-cost, environmentally benign membrane technology can potentially result in substantially improved economics for IGCC power production with CO2 recovery, making this combination of technologies a practical approach to environmentally friendly generation of electricity.The CO2-selective membranes (Polaris™) used in this project were developed and tested in three phases: laboratory testing of membrane stamps, pilot-scale testing of small membrane modules at a syngas processing plant, and full membrane system demonstration of liquid CO2 production from raw syngas. The third phase field test was conducted with a pilot-scale membrane skid using a real coal-derived syngas, at a syngas processing plant operated by the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), Wilsonville, AL. The demonstration system processed 500 lb/hr of syngas (equivalent to the syngas that could be produced at a 0.2 MWe IGCC power plant), and produced a liquid CO2 stream containing 98+% CO2, starting from the coal-derived syngas feed, which contained only ~9% CO2.
The Polaris membranes prepared in this work are at the early commercial stage of development. Several membrane systems using these membranes have been sold for CO2 removal from mixtures with H2 in various refineries, and MTR is exploring other opportunities to prove the technology reliability and demonstrate the process economics to a broader array of customers. In particular, additional scale-up work would validate design studies which showed that a combination of CO2-selective membranes and H2-selective membranes can further improve the membrane process efficiency for CO2 capture.