Snam, Rina and Giva test 30% natural gas and hydrogen blend in steelmaking

What is believed to be the world’s first test of a 30% natural gas/hydrogen blend in the forging process of industrial steelmaking was held at Rho, Italy, as part of a joint collaboration between Snam, Rina and the Giva Group.

The trial involved the use of a hydrogen and gas mix to heat furnaces at the Forgiatura Vienna plant and was successfully carried out on site after a series of studies and laboratory tests that have lasted close to a year.

The blend of the methane and hydrogen in this project was supplied by Sapio, an Italian company that specialises in the production and marketing of industrial and medical gases.

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