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Porvair supplies filtration spares to POSCO and Reliance

POSCO gas metal elements.
POSCO gas metal elements.

The company started working with South Korea’s POSCO E&C in 2011, and India’s Reliance Industries Ltd in 2013, providing advanced char filtration systems to both.

Now, Porvair Filtration Group has supplied operational spares which are expected to be employed by Reliance and POSCO on-site in the near future.

POSCO E&C is building a coal gasification plant to produce SNG for powering its Gwangyang facility. The plant will incorporate Porvair’s hot gas filtration system – an established technology used to remove fly ash during the gasification process.

In 2011, Porvair delivered its initial POSCO contract, valued at more than US$10 million providing critical filtration of the syngas downstream of the gasifier and heat exchanger to remove the erosive and abrasive char that damages downstream equipment and processes.

Meanwhile, India’s Reliance Industries Ltd selected Porvair to design and build char filtration systems for its new pet coke gasification plant at Jamnagar, as part of the J3 expansion project. The gasification facility is set to process petroleum coke and coal into synthesis gas using E-Gas technology licensed from Lummus Technology, the technology group of CB&I.

Andy Bevis, Porvair’s Gasification business manager, said: “Our new spares orders with POSCO and Reliance represent a pleasing extension of two great relationships, hopefully leading to longer-term supply deals to support their major gasification installations.”