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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.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/refining/19022020/topsoe-announces-new-steam-reforming-catalyst-series/

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