Premier Chemicals Gas Purification Chemicals
Premier Chemicals specialises in the supply of gas purification chemicals, including NanAuCat gold- based oxidation catalyst for carbon monoxide (CO) removal, soda lime (Intersorb, Spherasorb) CO2 and acid gas removal and calcium chloride (Peladow DG) for gas dehydration.
The firm supplies specialist gas purification products, such as oxidation catalysts and absorbent materials. These products are typically used for the removal of low-level contaminants in breathable and industrial gases.
Oxidation catalyst for removal of carbon dioxide
Premier Chemicals supplies NanAuCat™ oxidation catalyst for the removal of carbon monoxide. NanAuCat is a highly active gold based oxidation catalyst which can oxidise harmful carbon monoxide to the less harmful carbon dioxide.
The catalyst can remove carbon monoxide from breathable and industrial gases. Compared with other precious metal catalysts currently available, gold catalysts such as NanAuCat have demonstrated significantly higher catalytic activity, with lower precious metal content, thereby making them more cost-effective than traditional platinum-based catalysts.
In addition, gold-based catalysts are less susceptible to deactivation by moisture, unlike traditional Hopcalite, Pt or Pt / Pd-based products.
Soda Lime for the elimination of CO2
Premier Chemicals is the global distributor (outside of North America) of Intersorb® and Spherasorb® soda lime products for the removal of CO2, and other acid gases, in diving and industrial applications.
Intersorb and Spherasorb are manufactured in the UK by Intersurgical Ltd, a global supplier of medical consumables for respiratory care. They are soda lime absorbants that chemically convert gaseous CO2 to solid calcium carbonate (CaCO3) which is retained within the absorbant, thereby removing CO2 from the gas stream.
Intersorb® RG is a refinery grade product which removes low levels of acid gases, such as CO2 and sulphur compounds from petrochemical products.
Anhydrous calcium chloride for hydrocarbon drying
Premier Chemicals are a distributor for Occidental Chemical Corporation’s Peladow® DG, an anhydrous calcium chloride (CaCl2) briquette developed specifically for hydrocarbon drying.
Calcium chloride is widely used as a drying agent in industrial gas applications. It is a versatile chemical, thanks to its deliquescent properties, which means it actively absorbs water until it becomes a liquid (brine).
At ambient temperature anhydrous calcium chloride can absorb its own weight in water, forming hydrated forms of the salt ranging from the dihydrate to hexahydrate. This process makes calcium chloride ideal for use as a desiccant, for example in gas drying applications.
Subsea applications for DSVs
Subsea contractors which serve the oil and gas industry require a number of chemical products for diving gas conditioning on board dive support vessels (DSVs). Premier chemicals can supply the necessary chemicals required by the subsea industry, including soda lime (Intersorb, Spherasorb) for CO2 removal, NanAuCat oxidation catalyst for carbon monoxide removal, molecular sieve for water removal, activated carbon for volatile organic compound (VOC) removal and potassium permanganate impregnated media for removal of sulphur compounds and other odorous compounds.
Products and Services
Carbon Monoxide Catalyst: NanAuCat™
Premier Chemicals supplies NanAuCat™ oxidation catalyst to remove carbon monoxide (CO).
Marine Urea (AUS 40) for SCR NOx Emissions Control Systems
Premier Chemicals is a global supplier of AUS 40 grade marine urea for use in marine SCR systems.
Peladow DG: A Hydrous Calcium Chloride
Calcium chloride is a versatile chemical that is used as a drying agent in industrial gas applications.
Soda Lime: Intersorb® and Spherasorb®
Premier Chemicals is the global distributor of Intersorb® and Spherasorb® soda lime products for the removal of CO2 and other acid gases, in diving and industrial applications.
Premier Chemicals and LSE Announce Partnership to Supply Chemicals for Use in Commercial Diving Operations in Aberdeen
Premier Chemicals and Life Support Engineering (LSE) have announced that LSE will provide storage and distribution services for Premier Chemicals in order to serve commercial subsea companies within Aberdeen.Read more
DIVELIME, the UK-based distributor of dive grade soda lime Intersorb® 812, and rEvo Rebreathers, the Belgium-based manufacturer of the rEvo II and rEvo III closed circuit rebreathers (CCR) have announced that Intersorb 812 has been approved for use in all versions of rEvo’s rebreather productRead more