Heat exchange reforming catalyst
RK-21 HEAT-X™ is a nickel based low-alkali catalyst for heat exchange steam reforming.
RK-21 HEAT-X™ is used in heat exchange reformers for steam reforming of heavier natural gas. RK‑21 HEAT-X™ is installed below the prereduced R-87R HEAT-X™ and above the non-alkali catalyst R-87 HEAT-X™.
High activity and high carbon resistance
The low alkali catalysts RK-21 HEAT-X™ contains approximately half a percent potassium oxide and is used for processing heavier natural gas and LPG at the positions in the reformer where there is a risk of carbon formation.
The alkali content on the catalyst has been optimized to give a high activity and high carbon resistance. The optimized low alkali content ensures carbon free operation while still avoiding fouling of downstream equipment.