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Topsoe announces new steam reforming catalyst series

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Through investment in R&D and carrying out fundamental studies of the different carrier systems and their properties, Topsoe has developed a new and more robust carrier system. This system forms the basis for the TITANTM series of steam reforming catalysts.

The series, recently launched at the Nitrogen+Syngas Conference 2020, consists of RC-67 TITAN and RK-500 TITAN catalysts.

Prior to the launch, 20 selected customers texted the properties and performance of the new series, with some reporting an 8% reduction in pressure drop and 25% higher catalytic activity.

The hibonite-rich composition of the catalysts provides a remarkable performance boost which becomes especially evident after long operation. The addition of titanium promoters adds exceptional mechanical strength while a seven-hole cylindrical shape yields both a very low pressure drop and a high surface area.

Sudden pressure drop build-ups in syngas plants can cause unscheduled downtime and cost millions of dollars. Moreover, thermal instability during operation can lead to operational risk and reduce plant lifetime.

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