Topsoe launches TITAN™ steam reforming catalyst series with boosted reliability and efficiency
- Topsoe’s new TITAN™ series of steam reforming catalysts offers improved performance and longer catalyst lifetime thanks to the hibonite-rich composition.
- The TITAN™ series speeds up the rate of reaction ensuring lower operating costs, increased profit margins, and reduced energy consumption.
- The series consists of RC-67 TITAN™ and RK-500 TITAN™ catalysts.
By investing in R&D and performing 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 new TITAN™ series of steam reforming catalysts.
Prior to the launch, 20 selected customers got to experience the excellent properties and high performance of the TITAN™ series, including 8% reduction in pressure drop and 25% higher catalytic activity when compared to conventional catalysts available on the market.
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.
Topsoe’s TITAN™ series of steam reforming catalysts can mitigate these risks. With improved performance and better stability, the series guarantees a longer catalyst lifetime and trouble-free operation. The catalysts have high activity and low pressure drop, which ensures lower operating costs, increased profit margins, and reduced energy usage.