R-87 HEAT-X™

Heat exchange reforming catalyst

R-87 HEAT-X™ is a nickel based non-alkali catalyst for heat exchange steam reforming.


R-87 HEAT-X™ is unreduced and used in the lower part of heat exchange reformers. For lighter natural gas feed or downstream a pre-reformer, R-87 HEAT-X™ is used below a layer of R-87R HEAT-X™, while for heavier feeds, a layer of RK-21 HEAT-X™ is loaded between the two layers.

High and stable activity

R-87 HEAT-X™ is optimized to give optimal performance at heat exchange reforming operation.

The R-87 HEAT-X™ carrier is magnesium aluminum spinel, a ceramic inert oxide of the spinel family known for excellent stability at heat exchange reforming conditions. The carrier is manufactured using a process that optimizes porosity and pore size distribution, resulting in a very high catalyst surface area. The large surface area and the mechanical stability of the carrier give the catalyst a very high and stable activity, which ensures that the reforming reaction is close to equilibrium at the outlet of the reformer.


Used in process

Dimethyl ether Methanol Ammonia Hydrogen Syngas Renewables

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