New Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future
As the world races to build a net-zero future, the energy industry will play a critical role in meeting expected energy demand growth while contributing to ambitious decarbonization goals. John Crane is committed to supporting global efforts that address climate change, accelerate decarbonization and build a sustainable, secure new energy ecosystem. By doing so, we not only safeguard our planet and people, but the future of our industry.
Drawing from our legacy of technology leadership, innovation and service excellence, John Crane’s New Energy Solutions accelerate two fundamental net-zero initiatives: the transition to clean energy and the overall reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We deliver these market-ready solutions with pioneering spirit, empowering our customers to shape their new energy reality today.Discover More
Accelerating the Energy Transition with Market-Ready Solutions
At John Crane, we recognize the importance of accelerating energy transition efforts to build a reliable, secure and sustainable new energy system. We have invested heavily in solutions that equip the energy and process industries to navigate future challenges with sustainability and reliability at the forefront. Our New Energy Solutions support a wide range of energy transition initiatives, from enhancing efficiency and decarbonizing existing operations to scaling up new markets in hydrogen and carbon capture.
We believe that energy efficiency provides one of the quickest, most cost-effective routes to curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhancing energy security. Our market-leading technologies use less energy, drive increased efficiency, extend equipment lifespans and reduce operational costs. Reducing GHG fugitive emissions — with a focus on methane, which is up to 34 times more potent than CO2 over 20 years — offers a cost-effective, viable approach to decarbonizing the oil and gas industry. We offer a broad range of proven solutions that are well-established in reducing emissions today.
John Crane also believes that it will take all available clean technologies to achieve ambitious net-zero goals. To accelerate their adoption, we are delivering innovative solutions that enhance the scalability and affordability of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), green hydrogen, solar, nuclear and geothermal energy.
To many organizations, the path to net-zero is uncertain. With John Crane, progress is practical and proven. Every day, world-class customers are leveraging our New Energy Solutions to achieve their mission-critical sustainability goals — without sacrificing the reliability that earned John Crane our industry’s trust more than a century ago.
Nicknamed the “first fuel,” efficiency is the single largest lever for reducing energy demand, enhancing energy security and enabling GHG mitigation. Enhanced energy efficiency also delivers key operational benefits, from extended asset lifespans to a decreased total cost of ownership. Explore how John Crane’s portfolio of efficiency-enhancing solutions are helping process industries manage rising energy costs, meet increasing demand and fulfill the latest environmental standards in the new energy era.
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
CCUS is a leading solution for reducing emissions in energy intensive sectors such as natural gas processing, chemicals and cement. With the emergence of regulatory incentives, CCUS is also becoming an increasingly critical, cost-effective pathway toward decarbonization in countries with significant fossil fuel infrastructures. Explore how John Crane is accelerating CCUS deployment through market-ready technologies and innovative solutions.
Low-carbon hydrogen represents a key emerging pathway for lowering carbon emissions across hard-to-abate sectors such as refining, chemical, steel and heavy-duty transport. At John Crane, we believe that all sources of low-carbon hydrogen production should be deployed, including through renewable and nuclear power, and traditional natural gas reforming retrofitted with carbon capture technologies. Explore our hydrogen-ready technologies and retrofit services, which deliver value across the new hydrogen value chain — including transportation and storage.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction
GHG emissions such as methane are typically much more potent contributors to global warming than carbon dioxide. Reducing these emissions offers a viable solution to decarbonizing the oil and gas industry. With a legacy of reducing methane emissions through advanced sealing technologies, John Crane is uniquely positioned to help oil and gas companies make tangible progress at pace and on a large scale. Learn more about our portfolio of GHG-reducing solutions.
Powering a Sustainable Future, Today
John Crane’s dry gas seal has prevented millions of tonnes of GHG emissions from entering the atmosphere — a century-long legacy that continues in the new energy era.
5,000+ H2 Units
Since producing the first hydrogen seal in 1979, John Crane has installed more than 5,000 seals, filters, couplings and systems in hydrogen applications.
80% of CO2 Injected Underground
Approximately 80% of the world’s CCUS sites with carbon dioxide injected underground utilize John Crane dry gas seals.
Reducing Water Consumption Through Pumping Seal Upgrades
For decades, one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies used water injection clusters to enhance oil recovery from existing reservoirs. In support of a company-wide operational improvement strategy, it asked John Crane to identify a seal solution that would reduce costs, increase mean time between repair (MTBR) and optimize water consumption at a key onshore oilfield in the Middle East.
By comparing performance against a pump equipped with our Type 8610USP seal and Upstream Pumping (USP) seal face technology, we showcased the significant value of upgrading its water pumps: A 100% increase in MTBR, a 900K liter reduction in water consumption in the first year alone and nearly $2 million in cost savings within six years’ time. Making the upgrades would reduce energy usage by 2 million kW in just one year.Learn More
Decreasing Emissions by 98% in an Oman Production Plant
A prominent exploration and production firm in Oman partnered with John Crane to reduce emissions and enhance operational efficiency. By replacing conventional oil seals with advanced Type 28 dry gas seals, we helped our customer decrease its CO2 emissions by 98% and lower gas consumption by approximately 2% in the gas turbine — all while achieving higher-quality gas with lower oil removal costs.Learn More
Enabling Australia’s Largest Carbon Capture and Storage Facility
John Crane was selected to provide dry gas sealing technologies for a joint venture of international oil and gas companies developing a major liquified natural gas field off the Australian coast. The project would capture up to ~4 million tonnes per year of carbon dioxide, which is then transported and permanently stored more than 1.5 kilometers underground. Reliably capturing and storing the CO2 presented the project with considerable compressor sealing challenges, including handling supercritical fluids and navigating volatile temperature and pressure conditions.Learn More
Supporting One of Canada’s Largest Blue Hydrogen Facilities
John Crane was selected to provide sealing technologies for one of Canada’s largest blue hydrogen production sites. 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 transported and permanently stored over two kilometers below the Earth’s surface in a deep saline aquifer.Learn More