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CRDX, a Met Weld International Brand, Supports First-of-its-kind Demonstration at Brentwood Power Station
[ALTAMONT NY, November 5, 2021---]
CRDX, a Met Weld International brand is providing its hydrogen gas blending system to a new demonstration project at the New York Power Authority’s Brentwood Power Station; a short-term installation designed to explore the ability of transitioning a natural gas fired turbine to run on green hydrogen.
According to NYPA, “the first-of-its-kind demonstration will evaluate the effects of different concentrations of hydrogen blended with natural gas at regular intervals to assess the blend’s effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its overall system and environmental impacts, including nitrogen oxide emissions. At the close of this project, peer-reviewed results will be shared with the industry and the public to better inform what efforts can help New York State reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions 85 percent by 2050.The project is expected to last between six and eight weeks.”
Met Weld International has been designing and manufacturing gas conditioning, blending, and monitoring equipment for decades. It will be their Hydrogen Blending System that will support the NYPA’s nation-leading demonstration.
CRDX was developed to help customers achieve their carbon reduction goals. “We have the ability to leverage decades of experience in designing and manufacturing conditioning, gas blending, and monitoring equipment for the power gen industry to help our customers meet the requirements for blending green hydrogen and other transitional fuels” said Morgan Connor, President and Founder of Met Weld International. “Our organization has the technical expertise, manufacturing know-how and industry knowledge to support the development of the technologies needed to support the energy transition”, Connor added.
CRDX was organized in 2020 by Morgan Connor, the President of Gavial Holdings and Met Weld International, to help customers meet the unique requirements for blending green hydrogen and other transitional fuels. For more information about CRDX Hydrogen Blending Systems, message Steve Kilmartin at skilmartin@CRDXS.com
CRDX, a Met Weld International Brand, selected to provide its Hydrogen Blending System in Long Island
[[ALTAMONT NY, April 2021---]
CRDX is pleased to be selected to provide its Hydrogen Blending System in support of the conversion of a peaker plant on Long Island that will run on a blend of Hydrogen and Natural Gas. For more information about our Hydrogen Blending Systems please contact Steve Kilmartin at skilmartin@CRDXS.com
Met Weld International forms Carbon Reduction Systems (CRDX)
[ALTAMONT NY, January 2020---]
Met Weld International (MWI) is pleased to announce the formation Carbon Reduction Systems (CRDX), a technology based manufacturing company focused on developing products and services for reducing the use of carbon based fuels and their emissions. CRDX is a MWI brand, utilizing decades of experience supporting gas turbines and hydrogen cooled generators in the power generation industry.
CRDX was developed to help customers achieve their carbon reduction goals. “We have the ability to leverage decades of experience in designing and manufacturing gas blending, conditioning and monitoring equipment for the power gen industry to help our customers meet the requirements for blending green hydrogen and other transitional fuels” said Morgan Connor, President of Gavial Holdings. “Our organization has the technical expertise, manufacturing know-how and industry knowledge to support the development of the technologies needed to meet the needs of net zero carbon reduction”, Connor added.
CRDX will work directly with turbine manufactures, utilities, IPPs and EPCs to design and build equipment to handle and condition green hydrogen and other transitional fuels as the industry drives to net zero. As a Met Weld brand, CRDX has the resources and capabilities required to help make green hydrogen a viable and economic fuel source for gas turbines.
Met Weld International is an ASME Code fabricator specializing in process skids, tanks, pressure vessels, pipe spools, and assemblies. Met Weld has a nuclear level Quality Assurance Program (ASME Section III, NQA-1) in place and is ISO 9001:2015 certified and ITAR registered. Met Weld is an SBA registered Small Business based in Upstate New York. MWI is a member of Gavial Holdings, Inc.
Tech Specs 1
HYDROGEN PRODUCERS AND HYDROGEN CONSUMERS
Don’t overlook the critical elements of your hydrogen processing strategy.
We’re excited to be talking to our partners and customers in the hydrogen economy about the array of new ideas and projects aimed at delivering a carbon-neutral future. And while the complexities of this challenge continue to inspire technical innovations in both manufacturing and system design, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDROGEN HANDLING and associated infrastructure continue to play a critical role in maximizing the value of emerging hydrogen infrastructure technology. What are the questions that will define your hydrogen source and its production? How have factors such as storage, purity, pressure, and monitoring been considered in your design?
Tech Specs 2
BUILDING A ROADMAP TO PROGRAM SUCCESS
Each and every component of your gas blending system represents an opportunity for growing and maximizing the effectiveness and potential of your program. Why is storage a critical element and how does handling and filtration play a role?
What product and documentation deliverables will be required to support operations management and keep essential stakeholders engaged and accountable? Our practice of working through these and other questions with OEM’s, utilities, and independent power producers has given us a roadmap that can help with your planning too.
What are some of your most challenging questions? What have you not thought of yet?
From application engineering to on site system start-up and commissioning; and for projects big and small, our engineers and planners are here to help develop a plan that is right for each project.
Tech Specs 3
NATURAL GAS CONDITIONING
A Simple Start to Reducing Carbon Emissions: Natural Gas Conditioning
While our industry contemplates the largest and most complex challenges of delivering an affordable net zero energy future, MWI offers this uniquely simple perspective: Start by reducing carbon emissions with a focus on maximizing turbine efficiency.
Increased Turbine Efficiency = Lower Carbon Utilization.
Where are the opportunities to increase turbine efficiency? One answer lies within your natural gas fuel conditioning systems, where optimizing pressure, flow, and temperature – combined with removing impurities and other fuel contaminants -- leads to more efficient turbine operation.
Here are the building blocks that are critical to efficient turbine operation.
Knock out drums and Scrubbers - to remove larger quantities of liquids and solids from the gas stream, typically down to 12 microns.
Absolute Filter/Separators - to remove all free liquids and solids from the gas stream, typically down to 0.3 microns.
Pressure Regulation - to reduce the incoming gas pressure to a lower downstream pressure suitable for the combustion gas turbine.
Dew Point and Performance Heaters - to add superheat, typically up to 50 degrees F, to the fuel gas downstream of the absolute coalescing filter/separator.
Tech Specs 4
HYDROGEN FUEL GAS BLENDING SYSTEMS - WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
"What Is Your Goal?"
CRDX support of hydrogen blending projects usually starts with a few simple questions:
1. What is the H2 blend, by volume, your plant is seeking?
2. Are you planning to increase that %, and if so, to what future %?
3. What is the turbine’s daily natural gas consumption?
4. Are you considering green, blue or grey hydrogen – and have you identified the source already?
5. Does your project involve H2 bulk storage on site, or tube truck delivery?
These questions shape the conversation and will drive the design of primary system components/considerations:
1. Flow Regulator
3. Isolation Valves
4. Blending Chamber
5. Flow Control
6. Interface with the turbine control system
7. Gas Chromatograph
Insights for planners and plant managers. Follow our TECH SPECS SERIES and learn what our engineers and design experts have to say about the products and processes that are the foundation of a successful and commercially viable hydrogen processing strategy.