June 2013 newsletter


Cool it! Hydrogen production catalyst can reduce reformer temperature 60 degrees C.

Producing hydrogen syngas via steam methane reforming is a high stress process, as anyone who has looked through the peephole in a reformer can attest.

In a steam methane reformer, expensive spun-cast, nickel-based reformer tubes filled with catalyst hang in a 30-foot to 40-foot tall furnace, which drives heat from the furnace into reformer tubes, where steam and methane gas transit through a catalyst bed. The severity of this process can weaken, warp and bend new tubes in a matter of a few years.

Discover how Catacel SSR catalyst improves heat transfer.

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