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A Smart Combustion approach to improve operation and efficiency of reformers

Steam methane reformers have many critical parameters and optimising these systems beyond a base case can be especially challenging.

Optimisation efforts are often focused on a single area of interest, and the steps taken can result in subsequent issues that negatively impact safety and reliability. Many combustion-related safety and reliability issues can be difficult to observe directly, and they often increase in severity over time.

A Smart Combustion approach to reformer operation and optimisation identifies the need to understand, in real-time, more detailed information about the combustion process than is typically available. Increasing visibility of key parameters within the firebox, combined with real-time insights about the health and operation of each individual burner, can enable operations to make simultaneous improvements of emissions, safety, reliability, and profitability.

 
 

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