Did you know that 360°KAS has been providing hydrogen production related analytical solutions for many years? Not depending on which production method our customers use – whether it is Steam Methane Reforming (SMR), Autothermal Reforming (ATR), Shell Gasification Process (SGP) or electrolysis, we are skilled at the particular process in order to provide the best analytical solution.
As process analysers meant to reveal what is happening in your plant in the real time, an analytical solutions are applicable to any kind of the hydrogen production process. This is the crucial information for the control and the performance monitoring of any process.
Green hydrogen generation is still in a pioneering phase but investments are increasing rapidly. The production processes still need to be fine-tuned. Therefore, analysis, data storage and management are key to fully understand hydrogen, its generation process and its conditioning.
When producing “green” hydrogen, it needs to be make sure that the water entering the electrolyser is of the highest purity, as it directly correlates to the purity (quality) of the produced hydrogen.
“Green” hydrogen gas is produced by splitting water H2O, into hydrogen H2 and O2 oxygen with the aid of electricity. To acquire the highest hydrogen purity, for instance for fuel cells (ISO 14687), and the highest efficiency in terms of electricity consumption and the balance of plant, the quality of the water used in the electrolysis process is of key importance.
360°KAS has the knowledge and experience to guarantee the most optimal results through:
- Customized analyser systems to measure chemical parameters of ultra-pure water.
- Knowledge of key chemical parameters for electrolysis and how to measure these accurately 24/7.
- Supplying the most reliable and efficient water treatment systems required for your process. Ranging from either an alkaline, PEM or SOEC
The analysis of hydrogen impurities in a gaseous state is not a new topic, as it has been a mature technique for many years. The availability of various analysers on the market indicates that: the usage of hydrogen in (petro) chemical industry has spun market of the online analysers. These analysers can also be used for “blue” hydrogen (traditional generation with CCS), “green” hydrogen generation (electrolysis) and for complying to fuel cell standards (e.g. ISO 14687).
In these cases, online analysers are used to monitor the process, to determine if the conversion to hydrogen is running properly. In these processes, analysers can monitor the hydrogen concentration together with its (unwelcome) byproducts. Analysers can therefore provide useful performance data, also for the hydrogen extraction via e.g. the Pressure Swing Adsorption technology (PSA).