Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon capture, also known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), is a process that involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from various sources, such as power plants, industrial facilities, and other large-scale emitters. The captured CO2 is then transported and stored in underground geological formations or utilized in various industrial processes in a way that prevents it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.
The carbon capture process typically involves the following steps:
1. Capture: CO2 is captured from the flue gases emitted during the combustion of fossil fuels or other industrial processes. Several methods can be employed for capture, including post-combustion capture, pre-combustion capture, and oxy-fuel combustion.
2. Transportation: The captured CO2 is transported via pipelines, ships, or trucks to a storage location. Transportation methods depend on the distance and scale of the project.
3. Storage: The CO2 is injected deep underground into suitable geological formations for long-term storage. The most common storage method is known as geological storage, where the CO2 is stored in depleted oil and gas fields, deep saline aquifers, or other geological formations that can securely contain the CO2. In some instances, like the Northern Lights CCS project, intermediate storage tanks are required and erected on site.
While the process each company uses to capture, transport, and store carbon is largely proprietary, Goodhart Sons is prepared to serve the industry with our fabrication capabilities. We have extensive experience in the fabrication of large storage tanks, piping, air separators, reactors, adsorbers, stripper columns, heat recovery steam generators, and other steel components. We are also certified with our ASME Section VIII Div. 1 U, R, and S stamps.
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