AUTOTHERMAL (ATR) REFORMING


 

Autothermal reforming for GTL

Autothermal reforming (ATR) has become an important synthesis gas generation process for GTL plants.  Suitable for light natural gas feedstocks, it can be configured to produce a synthesis gas composition suitable for cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalysts and it can be scaled to large capacity units.

The catalyst in an ATR can be damaged by a poorly designed or damaged burner resulting in flame impingement or local overheating of the catalyst in the upper part of the catalyst bed. Johnson Matthey has developed an ultra-stable catalyst and support combination which is not susceptible to these high temperature effects. Used with our regular ATR catalysts in the lower parts of the bed this combination is providing robust and reliable ATR service.

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