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Honeywell Technology Helps Hengli Petrochemical Reduce Nitrogen Oxide and Carbon Emissions in China

Honeywell Technology Helps Hengli Petrochemical Reduce Nitrogen Oxide and Carbon Emissions in China

Honeywell UOP Callidus burner technology increases energy efficiency and improves operation safety

DES PLAINES, Ill, Jan. 13, 2021 – Honeywell announced today that Hengli Petrochemical Co. Ltd. successfully used Callidus burner technology from Honeywell UOP to minimize nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in China, and reduce the impact of these emissions while ensuring safe and stable operations.

Hengli selected Callidus advanced flares and low-NOx burner technology in 2017 to comply with environmental regulations and improve energy efficiency and operational safety at its refinery and petrochemicals complex in Dalian, Liaoning Province. Equipped with innovative low fire mode (LFM) technology, Callidus burners reduced Hengli’s emissions, improving air quality and helping to eliminate causes of acid rain.

When furnace temperatures are below 650°C, the NOx burner produces higher levels of CO. But by using the LFM technology, the Callidus burners kept emissions at ideal levels – with NOx and CO each less than 50mg/Nm3. This helped Hengli solve an industry problem of minimizing both NOx and CO emissions to reduce environmental impact, while ensuring safe and stable operations.

“We selected the Callidus technology because it’s the global leader in combustion technologies and because it was the first in China to solve the CO emission issue in a NOx burner,” said Liang Peng, Static Equipment Director, Hengli Petrochemical. “Callidus burners also can be replaced without requiring a shutdown of the furnace and other operations.”

“Our experience with these technologies around the globe helps customers like Hengli generate economic value by improving their return on investment with environmentally sound products,” said Xiang Lei, vice president and general manager, Honeywell UOP China. “We’re pleased to work with Hengli to improve its energy efficiency and operational safety.”

Hengli Petrochemical, established in 1994, is one of the largest refining and petrochemical companies in China. It is a subsidiary of the Hengli Group, which manufactures petrochemicals, polyester, and advanced materials, with operations in weaving, thermal power, machinery, finance, hotels and real estate.

Callidus Technologies was established in Tulsa, Okla. in 1989 to provide advanced process burner solutions for the refining and petrochemical industries. Today, Callidus provides a broad portfolio of engineered products and services, including flares that reduce visible emissions, burner technologies that minimize formation of nitrogen oxides, and thermal oxidizers to treat and dispose of carcinogenic and harmful waste products from industrial plants. For more information about Callidus burners, please visit https://uop.honeywell.com/en/equipment-and-aftermarket-services/callidus-environmental-combustion-technology/callidus-burners.

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, is a leading international licensor of processing technology and supplier of engineering services, catalysts and adsorbents, equipment, specialty materials and digital solutions for the global refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries. With more than a century of leadership in hydrocarbon processing technologies, UOP has led six revolutions in technology that transformed the oil and gas industry. For more information visit www.uop.honeywell.com.

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