Topsoe unveils TITAN steam reforming catalyst series with boosted reliability and efficiency

The TITAN series speeds up the rate of reaction ensuring lower operating costs, increased profit margins, and reduced energy consumption

Topsoe’s new TITAN series of steam reforming catalysts offers improved performance and longer catalyst lifetime thanks to the hibonite-rich composition.
Topsoe’s new TITAN series of steam reforming catalysts offers improved performance and longer catalyst lifetime thanks to the hibonite-rich composition.

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.

The series, launched at the Nitrogen+Syngas Conference 2020, consists of RC-67 TITAN and RK-500 TITAN catalysts.

The TITAN series of steam reforming catalysts offers improved performance and longer catalyst lifetime thanks to the hibonite-rich composition.

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 in 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.

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