Thermax has commissioned its first waste heat recovery boiler to convert tail gas (residual gas) from a carbon black plant to steam. At the Saudi Elastomer Project (SEP) in Jubail the energy efficient 90 TPH boiler burns the hazardous gas with high carbon monoxide content and generates steam at 45 bar (G), 375°C. Daelim, Korea is the EPC consultant for the carbon black plant with an installed capacity of 67000 tonnes per annum. The Saudi Elastomer Project is a joint venture between SABIC and ExxonMobil. Fireside, in its June-September 2014 issue, had featured the assembly and dispatch of equipment for the project from Mundra port.

Thermax also commissioned 2 x 35 TPH floor mounted boilers at Turkmenbashi refinery, its second project in Turkmenistan. The natural and refinery gas fired boiler generates 35 TPH steam, each at 14 kg/ cm2 (g), 250°C. The order was received from EPC contractor Petrogas, Dubai, and paves the way for more business from the oil & gas sector in Central Asia.

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