Synthetic fuel projects will require very large oxygen facilities. This paper examines the issues that must be resolved in the design of these facilities. It surveys the major items of equipment, and proposes criteria for train-size selection. Data on energy efficiency and capital investment are presented, as functions of train size. Field construction problems, shipping constraints, and equipment availability are considered. Compression alternatives for high pressure oxygen, system reliability, and process computer control are discussed in detail. The paper concludes that only a modest extrapolation of present experience will be required to build these massive facilities.
Oxygen Facilities for Synthetic Fuel Projects
W. J. Scharle,
W. J. Scharle
Operations and Engineering, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pa.
Process Engineering - Air Separation, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pa.
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Scharle, W. J., and Wilson, K. (November 1, 1981). "Oxygen Facilities for Synthetic Fuel Projects." ASME. J. Eng. Ind. November 1981; 103(4): 409–417. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3184505
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