Heat exchange reforming catalyst
R-87R HEAT-X™ is a nickel based non-alkali prereduced catalyst for heat exchange steam reforming.
R-87R HEAT-X™ is used in the upper part of heat exchange reformers.
Prereduced, high-activity and fast start-up
R-87R HEAT-X is prereduced and used as the top layer in the heat exchange reformer tubes in combination with R-87 HEAT-X™ or with both RK-21 HEAT-X™ and R-87 HEAT-X™. By using R-87R HEAT-X™ in the top of the tubes, the reforming process is initiated immediately when exposed to process gas. The prereduced R-87R HEAT-X™ is also well suited for low inlet temperature due to a special manufacturing technique. An additional advantage of R-87R HEAT-X™ is the reduction of the catalyst at Topsoe’s production facilities in dry hydrogen at an optimal temperature, which results in higher activity than what could be obtained by in-situ reduction.