Methanol pipes BioMCN

process & energy

Delfzijl-based BioMCN is the first company to convert biogas into biomethanol on an industrially large scale. Biomethanol can be used as (a basis for) biofuel or as a bio-based raw material for the chemical industry.

In collaboration with PMF Mechanical in Delfzijl, Stevens Engineering developed two new methanol pipes for an existing pipeline. The project was carried out in two phases. The pipes are hundreds of metres long and run from the distillation to the storage tanks

As the pipes are subject to the PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) and a high design temperature is involved, a pipe stress analysis is required. This analysis was conducted by means of Caesar II.