June 2017

Process Control and Instrumentation

Improve H2O measurement in catalytic reformer H2 recycle streams

Catalytic reformer units convert naphtha into high-octane aromatic compounds called reformates, which are used in gasoline blending and formulation. UOP developed the catalytic reforming process and brought the first unit into operation in 1949.

Engelhart, W. G., SpectraSensors

Catalytic reformer units (Fig. 1) convert naphtha into high-octane aromatic compounds called reformates, which are used in gasoline blending and formulation. UOP developed the catalytic reforming process and brought the first unit into operation in 1949.1 Fig. 1. A catalytic reforming unit converts naphtha into high-octane aromatic compounds. Three types of catalytic reforming units exist. They are categorized by the type of catalyst regeneration procedure they use: semi-regenerative, continuous and cyclic. Semi-regenerative reformers (SRRs) are the most widely used, representing 60% of worldwide capacity.2 Continuous catalytic reformers (CCRs)

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