August 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Innovations: Stackable reactor enables superior heat transfer

The stackable structural reactor (SSR) from Catacel Corporation is a direct replacement for the loose ceramic catalyst media traditionally used in the stationary steam-reforming process by industrial ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The stackable structural reactor (SSR) from Catacel Corporation is a direct replacement for the loose ceramic catalyst media traditionally used in the stationary steam-reforming process by industrial plants to produce hydrogen from natural gas. The heat transfer increase gained from advanced SSR catalyst technology can enable an approximate 25% throughput improvement from most reformers to create significant energy and capital savings in hydrogen production as well as fuel cell, biofuel, alternative energy and solid/gas-to-liquid applications. Conventional steam reforming. Typically, ceramic catalyst beds must be replaced every three to five years due to mechanical degradation of the media.

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