We developed initial tests in 2 small pilot plants, before producing the final pilot plant for a later industrial development.
The first pilot plant, worked with 95% methane gas. It worked for 80 consecutive hours and had a gas fluctuation of 1 meter cubic of gas per hour. Ire produced 4.5 liters of synthetic oil. We used two types of catalyst , cobalt and iron, and they both worked efficiently.
The second pilot plant, worked with 95% methane gas. It worked for 200 hours and had a gas fluctuation of 7.5 cubic meters of gas per hour. It produced 50 liters of synthetic oil.
We used two types of catalysts, cobalt and iron, and they both worked efficiently.
Our final design of pilot plant was built and installed in SAMARA, RUSSIA.
The plant has the following units installed and they all had positive results:
– Compression unit
– Gas preparation for reaction unit
– Desulphurization unit
– Fisher Tropsch unit
– Separation and distillation unit
– Miscellaneous, instruments and control units
Our commercial plants vary in sizes ranging from 50MMm3 to 300MMm3 of gas processing per year. All the end products might vary because the production could be modified, according to local demand.
Pilot Plant Result
- Proper compositions and type of catalyst was used in the process. Both iron and cobalt worked efficiently.
- Proper technological process and equipment was used in all the different modules.
- Received “synthetic oil” achieved proper conditions: at ambient temperatures of minus 35 ° C to + 30 °C, pressure, and fluctuation speed.
- Obtained “synthetic oil” confirmed engineering and theoretical calculations applied in the design of the facility. Depending in the type of catalyst (cobalt or iron) we achieved different octane levels.
- Obtained results coincided with the general global trends creating installations of Fischer-Tropsch (slurry process) technology.
- Experts of the institute NP mentioned that it is possible to produce the quality of “synthetic oil” and “synthetic fuels” and fulfill the requirements, standards and technical regulations;
- PAES-2500 power gas turbine meets the specifications of the BMC-50. It provides the performance required for the complex production of synthetic fuels in all modules.