Hydrogen | Energy Transition | John Crane

The Future of Hydrogen is Here

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Background

Achieving the ambitious net zero carbon goals needed to combat climate change requires significant emissions reduction in hard-to-abate end markets. Low-carbon hydrogen represents a viable solution that can lower carbon emissions across refining, chemical, steel, heavy-duty transport and other sectors.

At John Crane, we believe that all sources of low-carbon hydrogen production should be deployed. This includes hydrogen produced through electrolysis powered by renewables and nuclear energy, and also through traditional natural gas reforming technologies retrofitted with carbon capture solutions.

However, producing hydrogen is not enough. Investing in infrastructure that transports hydrogen (and alternative energy carriers such as ammonia) is critical to the successful build-out of the ecosystem. New enabling technologies are paramount to make this happen. That is why at John Crane, we are making important investments into new hydrogen sealing, filtration, digital solutions and services technologies to support the industry in achieving its ambitious hydrogen roadmaps.

Our Approach

Our Experience

We are a market leader in enabling hydrogen technologies

40+ Years

We have more than 40 years of proven experience in sealing hydrogen in refining, pipeline and chemical applications

5,000+ Units

More than 5,000 seals, filters, couplings and systems installed today in hydrogen applications

600,000+ Units

Estimated number of seals, filters and couplings required to deliver the 2050 International Energy Agency (IEA) sustainable development hydrogen forecast

Blue Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Technologies

Enabling Canada’s Largest Blue Hydrogen Facility

John Crane was selected to provide sealing technologies for one of the world’s largest blue hydrogen production sites located in Alberta, Canada. The project demonstrated blue hydrogen and carbon capture technologies from the facility’s steam methane reformer units. The site is now capturing up to ~1.2 million tonnes (Mt) per year of carbon dioxide, which is then transported and permanently stored over two kilometers below the earth’s surface in a deep saline aquifer.

Seal Performance Has Delivered High Reliability

Since becoming operational in 2015, John Crane’s pump seals and seal support systems provided have operated in line with expectations and have consistently delivered a high Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR). This enables reliable and clean operations for the end user.

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~6 million tonnes (Mt) and counting

Total carbon emissions captured since 2015

Our Technologies

Gas Seals and Systems

We have installed more than 3,500 gas seals and panels worldwide in hydrogen applications ranging from 10% blend to 100% H2.

Dry Gas Seals Gas Seal Systems Gas Conditioning Units GCU Centrifugal Seal Gas Booster

Wet Seals and Systems

More than 1,000 wet seals and systems installed in refining, chemical, and food and beverage applications ranging from API to ANSI design standards.

Metal Bellows Seals Vessel and Agitator Seals O-Ring Pusher Seals Wet Seal Systems

Filtration

Proven experience in hydrogen seal gas, fuel, carbon dioxide and ammonia filtration to protect expensive rotating machinery. More than 300 units shipped in particulate and coalescing filtration.

FCF Seal Gas Filtration Fuel Gas Filtration Liquid Filtration Replacement Filter Elements

Couplings

Our power transmission couplings are designed to be high-performing across a range of applications. We are currently investing in ultra high-speed ranges to meet the design requirements of future hydrogen needs.

Turbomachinery Couplings API Couplings

Asset Management

Our asset management team provides proven maintenance and reliability improvements to rotating equipment installed and operating in hydrogen applications.

Asset Management Solutions

John Crane Sense®

Our digital monitoring and predictive analytics solutions help to increase reliability and reduce the operating cost of rotating equipment operating in hydrogen applications.

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