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Steam Reformers

  • Topsoe Autothermal reformer

    Air-fired Secondary Reformer

    The air-fired secondary reformer is essential in natural gas-based ammonia plants as it is the simplest way of introducing the nitrogen required for ammonia synthesis. Unlike the upstream tubular primary reformer, the secondary reformer is adiabatic, and the operating conditions are more severe...
  • HTCR

    Convection Reformer HTCR

    Haldor Topsoe Convection Reformer™ (HTCR) technology is a compact, high-efficiency heat exchange reformer that provides refinery operators with a straightforward, inexpensive way to meet the growing demand for hydrogen.
  • HTER Haldor Topsoe Heat Exchange Reformer

    Heat Exchange Reformer (HTER)

    The introduction of gas heated reforming for synthesis gas production will enable you to effectively utilize the valuable heat in the reformer effluent to create more reforming capacity. The Topsoe HTER can be used in combination with an autothermal reformer (ATR), with a tubular reformer (SMR), or...
  • Topsoe Autothermal reformer

    Oxygen-fired Secondary Reformer

    In large-scale methanol plants, each added day of operation is worth as much as a million euros. Plant reliability and availability are of utmost importance. Meeting these needs requires continuous equipment development and process optimization. One of the important pieces of equipment used in the...
  • SynCOR™ - Autothermal Reformer (ATR)

    SynCOR™ - Autothermal Reformer (ATR)

    Autothermal reforming at low steam-to-carbon ratio The majority of the world’s syngas-producing plants apply steam methane reforming, with the specific type of reforming technology depending on application and operating conditions. Topsoe offers several types of reforming technologies and has...
  • Topsoe Autothermal reformer

    Topsoe Bayonet Reformer (TBR)

    The Topsoe Bayonet Reformer TBR combines the novel properties of convection and radiant heat transfer in one steam reformer. The development and introduction of the TBR is a result of Topsoe’s continuous striving towards more energy efficient ways of producing hydrogen by steam reforming of...
  • Topsoe Autothermal reformer

    Tubular radiant wall steam reformer

    The radiant wall steam reformer consists of a number of catalyst tubes in a single line in one or two fired boxes with burners placed at the walls at several elevations. The burner flames are directed backwards against the furnace wall, eliminating any risk of flame impingement of the catalyst...


  • CTS™ burner - autothermal reformer

    SynCOR™ CTS™ burner

    The CTS™ (Cool Tip Swirl) burner is a crucial piece of equipment, and its importance in reformer reliability and availability cannot be underestimated. Good burner performance is characterized by: Short and centralized flame Low metal temperatures on burner nozzles Soot-free operation Easy...


  • Equipment

    Waste Heat Boiler (Syngas)

    The process gas waste heat boiler (WHB) is a critical piece of equipment cooling the hot synthesis gas exiting an ATR, a secondary reformer, or an SMR. The heat from the process gas is utilized to generate high pressure and high-quality steam for the process and to drive turbines. Depending on the...

Reactor Internals

  • Bottom Support Grid

    Adiabatic Reactor Bottom Support Grid

    Increase your profitability with Topsoe’s support grid to obtain a lower pressure drop in your adiabatic reactors such as the high, medium, low-temperature shift or the methanator. Achieve a pressure drop which is up to 50% lower. Worldwide, more than 20 reactors already have this technology...
  • Catalyst bed support structure

    Catalyst bed support structure

    The catalyst bed support in the SynCOR™ unit serves both as structural support for the catalyst bed and as an outlet flow distributor guiding the syngas from the catalyst bed into the transfer line to the waste heat recovery system downstream the reformer.


  • HTZR™ target tiles

    HTZR™ target tiles

    Topsoe’s SynCOR™ unit incorporates a floor of zirconium-based ceramic target tiles, HTZR™, as an integral part of the reactor design. The purpose of the HTZR™ target tiles is to: Act as the partition between the combustion chamber and the catalyst bed Protect the catalyst from any direct impact...
  • Reactor refractory lining

    Reactor refractory lining

    The SynCOR™ pressure shell is manufactured from low-alloy steel. It is protected against the extremely harsh operating conditions in the combustion chamber by an internal lining of a multi-layer refractory. The lining is exposed to extremely high temperature and radiation intensity from the...