Fives designs hydrogen combustion solution for the Indian chloralkaline industry

Hydrogen is currently seen as the way forward for renewable energies, helping to reduce CO2 emissions when used as a substitute for traditional fossil fuels.

Fives, a French industrial engineering Group, will provide a unique combustion solution capable of firing natural gas and hydrogen to an Indian company in the chloralkaline industry.

The local Indian client wants to replace its current thermic fluid heating system with this new technology. Fives related the winning of this contract to its established position and recognition as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in this area.

Fives provided its client with an all-in-one thermic fluid heating system comprised of a burner and control system as well as an air preheater to attain very high system efficiency over 90%.

The combined combustion solution has also been designed to be energy efficient to reduce the client’s energy consumption and its pollutant emissions.

Hydrogen burns very intensely and quickly, so the combustion solution must ensure an efficient burning and complying all safety requirements for hydrogen as a fuel. By using hydrogen and liquified natural gas as fuels, the burner enables the customer to comply with the NOx & CO (carbon) emission levels from the local Pollution Control Board.

Fives’ thermic fluid heating system has a heat capacity of 2.7 MW with a very compact design which includes radiant and a connective section to get a maximum heat transfer for high system efficiency.

Fives experience in hydrogen combustion goes back to 1971, since then company fitted many plants with Pillard burners firing either pure hydrogen or hydrogen mixed with other gaseous fuels.

In 2015, it fitted a boiler in a chemical plant in China with two Pillard LONOxFLAM® G2 burners (25 MW each), firing either 100% hydrogen or 100% natural gas or mixed. NOx emissions during 100% hydrogen firing are below 100 mg/Nm3 @3% O2.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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