Johnson Matthey has manufactured steam reforming catalysts and operated reforming processes over many decades and today produces catalysts for all types of process. Many of these products have their origins in our experience of plant operation while some have been developed specifically to address problems arising from the extension of reforming technology into GTL processes.
Pre-reforming has its origins in the developments surrounding the manufacture of towns gas in the 1950s. The CRG process now licensed by Johnson Matthey manufactures the range of CRG catalysts.
The highly active CRG catalysts operate in adiabatic reactors at low temperatures. The C2 and heavier components of the feed are reformed to synthesis gas and the process stream is equilibrated at the catalyst temperature to produce a lean, hydrogen containing gas free of C2 and higher hydrocarbons.
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