You are currently viewing: News



14-03-2017

Clariant launches ReforMax 330 LDP Plus and ReforMax 210 LDP Plus

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of a new generation of high-performance catalysts for the steam reforming process in the production of hydrogen, ammonia and methanol. The new ReforMax 330 LDP Plus and ReforMax 210 LDP Plus catalysts are designed with a unique and innovative 8-hole flower-like configuration that ensures an extremely low pressure drop in the tubular reforming reactor while offering outstanding catalyst activity and selectivity.

Steam reforming is a principal industrial process used to manufacture synthesis gas (syngas) as required for the production of hydrogen, ammonia and methanol. The heart of the process is the tubular steam reformer where hydrocarbon feed, such as methane, reacts catalytically with steam to form a mixture of hydrogen, carbon oxide and carbon dioxide (syngas). The shape of the catalyst used for primary reforming plays a key role in the catalyst’s activity, heat transfer, pressure drop and physical strength.

The new ReforMax LDP Plus catalysts offer optimized shape parameters. They build on the success of Clariant’s previous ReforMax LDP series, which is commercially proven to be highly effective for any condition of process feed and design. However, compared to its 10-hole predecessor, the new 8-hole “floral” design of ReforMax LDP Plus allows an outstanding pressure drop decrease of up to 20%. This allows plant operators to significantly reduce energy costs and/or increase the reformer gas throughput in existing plants.

Moreover, the new catalysts retain the very high geometric surface area of the ReforMax LDP 10-hole shape, thus maintaining high activity for the steam reforming reaction. Heat transfer is improved thanks to increased hole diameters. Particularly when used together, ReforMax 330 LDP Plus and ReforMax 210 LDP Plus effectively suppress carbon formation in the process.

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, stated, “Clariant’s ReforMax LDP Plus catalysts are proof that you can make an excellent product even better. In this case, our relentless commitment to innovation will allow our customers in the ammonia, nitrogen and methanol industries to enjoy even greater efficiency and productivity in their processes.”
Sponsor : 

Other News Items

Anguil Environmental Systems celebrates a major milestone

Starting an environmental company in the late 1970’s was not nearly as well received as it would be today, but Gene Anguil, Founder of Anguil Environmental Systems, ...

15-06-2018

Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious Technologies

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Catalysts business has formed an alliance with award-winning clean energy company, Hydrogenious ...

12-06-2018

SNC-Lavalin signs exclusive agreement to deliver Advanced Topping refinery

SNC-Lavalin has signed an exclusive agreement with Florexx International Investments LLC for the extended basic engineering and subsequent design and delivery of an Advanced ...

12-06-2018

Alfa Laval to supply Packinox heat exchangers to US refinery

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a refinery ...

12-06-2018

Jacobs increases profile in the KSA with expertise Contracting MOU

Jacobs and Expertise Contracting Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer plant maintenance and turnaround solutions to key clients in the ...

06-06-2018

Neste Engineering and Curious AI to develop advanced AI technology

Neste Engineering Solutions today announces a co-operation with Curious AI Ltd, the developers of autonomous AI technology, to develop advanced process industry artificial ...

04-06-2018

TOYO awarded petrochemical project in Indonesia

Toyo Engineering Group has been awarded a construction project by PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, Indonesia's largest petrochemical company, and its subsidiary PT ...

31-05-2018

Wood awarded FEED contract for Lokichar to Lamu crude oil pipeline

Wood has been awarded the initial phase of a front-end engineering design contract (FEED) by Tullow Kenya BV for the design of the proposed Lokichar to Lamu Crude Oil ...

30-05-2018

Pemex awards rehabilitation contract for the H-Oil Plant in Miguel Hidalgo refinery

Today, Petróleos Mexicanos disclosed the results of the bidding process for the rehabilitation and commissioning works to be carried out on the H-Oil Plant located ...

30-05-2018

SPECTRO Analytical to showcase next-generation ICP/XRF analyzer technologies at ACHEMA

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments will showcase its next-generation ICP-OES and ED-XRF analyzer technologies —delivering advanced performance, productivity, and savings ...

29-05-2018