1 March 2013 - Johnson Matthey SEC’s Sales of Gas Turbine CO Oxidation Catalyst Exceeds Two Gigawatts (GW) in 2 Years

Date: 01/03/2013

For simple-cycle or combined-cycle gas turbines, JM CO catalyst reduces CO by over 90% and also reduces VOC and toxic compounds like formaldehyde

Audubon, PA, March 1, 2013Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) LLC reports that its oxidation or CO catalysts for simple and combined-cycle gas turbine applications have exceeded two GW of generating capacity in 2 years.

Johnson Matthey, the leader in emissions control technology for stationary power equipment, introduced oxidation catalysts for gas turbines in the 1970s. Today, its CO catalysts--used in some of the most environmentally challenging applications—have achieved durability of 10 or more years of continuous operation.

Jeff Sherman, Johnson Matthey SEC LLC President, said, “Catalytic emissions control is the best available technology for reducing pollutants from gas turbines. Our latest installations include some of the largest simple-cycle turbines to ever use CO catalyst, as well as some of the largest combined-cycle turbines in the U.S. during the last two years.  “Our CO catalysts are routinely used by the major manufacturers of gas turbines and HRSG fabricators,” added Sherman. “We are in a unique position to offer both brazed catalyst to help the catalyst survive higher turbulence in simple-cycle turbines, as well as un-brazed catalyst, which is ideal for combined-cycle applications.”

For easier installation, Johnson Matthey recently introduced its novel “Drop-In” design for CO catalysts that includes full reactor width catalyst modules. Catalyst is pre-loaded at the factory so that the modules can be installed within hours instead of days at the jobsite. Johnson Matthey also provides field support during catalyst inspections, bed rotations, and partial bed replacements.

Johnson Matthey CO catalysts are formulated with Platinum Group Metals (PGM’s) to achieve maximum conversion of pollutants at gas turbine temperatures. It is the highest activity catalyst available plus its flow-through metal monolith design delivers the smallest catalyst package and the lowest back pressure in the industry. Side reactions, such as NO to NO2, are minimized.

“Our core expertise in catalysis has allowed us to stay at the cutting edge of new catalyst development meeting the challenges of ever increasing regulatory requirements for gas turbines,” Sherman added.

About Johnson Matthey:

Traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: JMAT), Johnson Matthey is a specialty chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technologies. The $19 billion company employs around 10,000 people in over 30 countries.

About Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) LLC:

Johnson Matthey SEC LLC is well known for its total systems approach to solving customer’s emissions problems, as well as a reputation for strong customer support at the field service level.
  SEC designs and supplies catalysts and engineers catalytic systems to control emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), volatile organic compounds (VOC), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and particulate matter (PM).  SEC is dedicated to the research, development and application of catalyst technology to improve quality of life by reducing air emissions.

Contact Information:

For more information about Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) LLC: Please contact Wilson Chu, Business Development Manager, Johnson Matthey, 900 Forge Avenue, Suite 100, Audubon, PA 19403-2305, Tel: 484-320-2119, Fax: 484-320-2152, E-mail: chuw@jmusa.com, Website: www.jmsec.com




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