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Oil and Gas Refining
By definition, crude oil and natural gas are the raw materials of the petrochemical industry, with inert gases such as N2 and CO2 already used on a large-scale during their extraction. The processing of crude oil to the desired end products involves several steps. Again, gases from Messer are used in many of these process steps.
Petrochemistry process chart
Petrochemistry is the production of chemical products from natural gas and suitable fractions of petroleum. The central process here is steam cracking, which supplies the most important petrochemical raw materials (mainly ethylene and propylene).These short-chain olefins are then further processed through a variety of chemical reactions to the raw materials and products of daily life. The BTX aromatics obtained from refinery processes also play an important role as raw materials.
Fertiliser manufacture process chart
Fertilisers play a central role in supplying the steadily growing world population with food. Without technical gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen for ammonia synthesis, and other gas applications for the resulting fertilisers, this would not be possible. Messer supports you with expert knowledge and know-how when it comes to optimising existing plants. For example, the plant capacity of nitric acid plants can be increased by using oxygen and it is possible to increase the efficiency and reduce NOx emissions.
Sulphur chemistry process chart
The raw material for sulphuric acid production is elemental sulphur, which is produced during the processing of fossil raw materials. Sulphur recovery is becoming more and more important due to falling emission limits and is usually realised using the Claus process. 90 % of the sulphur thus obtained is converted to sulphuric acid, which is one of the most technically important and highly produced basic chemicals, and is used to a great extent in fertiliser production.
Messer supports you with know-how in process optimisation, for example through the elimination of capacity bottlenecks.