Editorial Comment: H2Tech
This year, the Gulf Energy Information family expands with the introduction of H2Tech, the first technical publication devoted entirely to applications and trends for the hydrogen (H2) community worldwide. H2Tech is geared toward engineers and other professionals involved in H2 production technologies and applications progress on all spectrums—from gray and brown to blue and green, and beyond.
The midstream sector is reducing its carbon footprint with help from H2 blending in natural gas pipelines, the use of H2 in turbomachinery and, in some cases, the repurposing of existing natural gas infrastructure to distribute H2. Forecasts show that H2 could reach a 10% share in the world’s total primary energy demand by 2050.
H2Tech was created to inform and unite the community of technologists and business professionals working in the rapidly growing H2 sector. The first quarterly issue of H2Tech will be published in March 2021, and the website will host news, podcasts, webcasts, whitepapers, engineering resources and much more. We invite all readers to visit www.H2-Tech.com to stay updated on the H2 sector and to sign up for the H2Tech weekly newsletter. On 18–19 May, the H2Tech Solutions virtual technology conference will bring together engineers, technologists and managers working to advance fuel, chemical and industrial applications for H2. Visit www.H2-TechSolutions.com to register and submit your abstract. Finally, please feel free to drop me a line with feedback or editorial inquiries for H2Tech at Adrienne.Blume@H2-Tech.com. I look forward to hearing from you! GP
Throughput optimization for pipelines and gas plants
Many processes within oil and gas pipelines and processing plants depend on maintaining specific temperatures and pressures at which the process fluids are liquids or gases. In addition, anytime water is a component in the process fluid hydrates can form and plug piping and vessels. Learn how Sensia’s Throughput optimization solution allows operators, and control systems to “see inside” the process in real time to understand where the facility is operating with respect to critical physical constants, including the phase envelope and hydrate temperature. This insight allows for more stable operation, reduced energy expenditure and associated emissions, and greater facility throughput. Case studies will include controlling methanol injection, managing heaters, virtual sensors for sulfur recovery units and more.
April 1, 2021 10:00 AM CDT