In the context of the growing transition to green energy, the “Green Island” project is rapidly taking shape and aims to increasingly establish itself and transform the island of Palma de Mallorca as a reference point for the production and distribution of green hydrogen. To mark a decisive step for the project will be the innovative mixing system created by Tormene Group, and intended to manage the combination of natural gas and hydrogen.
The mixing skid in a few days, after completing the tests conducted inside the Tormene workshops, will leave for the Spanish island. The installation of this mixing system will mark a real turning point of the Green Island project in Palma de Mallorca. The device will be strategically placed on the DN400 natural gas transmission line, which currently transports up to 90,000 Nm3/h of gas at variable pressures between 35 and 80 barg. This will be just the beginning of a transformation that aims to revolutionize the island’s energy sector.
There are several critical issues addressed during the design. In fact, the mixing system is developed to compensate for the variability of operating conditions and be always active and reliable regardless of the conditions that will affect the work on the line, also taking into account that the production of green hydrogen will reach its maximum potential in the coming years.
The heart of the new system is represented by Green Boost, the static mixer patented by Tormene Group. The new mixer is able to mix natural gas and hydrogen in percentages that can reach up to 20%, while ensuring a homogeneous and uniform mixture, even in the presence of significant variations in the flow rate of natural gas and the quantities of H2 to be injected into the network. This is a crucial step towards the widespread use of green hydrogen as a clean energy source, which can help fight climate change and build a more sustainable future.
Tormene, a pioneer in the green energy sector, played a key role in this ambitious project. The company has taken responsibility for defining and installing all the mechanical, control and safety equipment necessary to ensure the proper functioning of this state-of-the-art system. The Tormene team has been instrumental in ensuring that the system is able to operate efficiently and safely, regardless of the circumstances.
In addition, the Green Boost project is supplied as a plug-and-play skid, which means that all components have been carefully pre-assembled at the Tormene workshops. This all-inclusive approach not only reduces installation time, but also ensures greater operational efficiency. In addition, all control loops and system analyses were simulated and verified in advance to ensure smooth implementation and maximum energy efficiency.
Green Island is obviously just the beginning. Tormene is engaged in a path of continuous research and development, with the aim of focusing on technologies that focus on energy sustainability. The company recognizes that the key to a sustainable future is innovation and the adoption of advanced technologies, and is investing significantly in this field.