As part of our operations, Shell Cansolv runs a state of the art laboratory with advanced analytical equipment to follow the quality of the solvents for SO2 and CO2 capture and for measuring concentrations of amine, water, organic acids, contaminants, and heat stable salts.
In addition to the capabilities of the Shell Cansolv R&D department, being a subsidiary of Shell Global Solutions affords us the opportunity to take advantage of the vast resources available within the Shell research organization.
Based on its long history and strong background in amine-based processes, the Shell research organization is ideally suited to assist Shell Cansolv in many ways including gas processing support.
Combined Shell Cansolv and Shell Global Solutions have the equivalent of 150 years of experience in amine-based processes.
Since its inception, Shell Cansolv has completed thousands of hours of piloting in various industries, not only to prove the functionality of our process, but to continually improve it.
Both our SO2 and CO2 processes have been successfully piloted.
Recently Shell Cansolv designed and built a new small scale pilot unit in our laboratory.
This setup mimics the Shell Cansolv process with a prescrubber, an absorber and a regenerator.
The system is fully instrumented for all process parameter measurements and in constant communication with dedicated software for online data acquisition.
With this unit, we are able to develop new solvents that are then tested in the field before commercialization.
In addition to continuously improving our product, Shell Cansolv’s R&D department provides long term customer support to improve the performance of their installations.
This includes on-site assistance, solvent analysis and the development of tailored process solutions.