- Transfer Line Exchanger
- Syngas Cooling Systems
- Process gas cooling systems for Steam Reforming processes
- WHSG for Nitric Acid production
- Heat Recovery Systems for Iron Direct Reduction processes (DRI)
- Claus Plants – Sulfur Recovery Units
- Flue Gas Convection Section in Steam Reformer Plants
- HT Shift Gas Boiler
- Steam Superheater
- Heat Transfer Components for the Carbon Black Process
- Municipal Sludge Incineration
FLUE GAS CONVECTION SECTION IN STEAM REFORMER PLANTS FOR AMMONIA, METHANOL, HYDROGEN PRODUCTION
The combustion process in a steam reformer generates flue gas which leaves the reformer at about 1,830°F (1.000°C) and is then cooled down to temperatures below 355°F (180°C) in the convection section.
Preferably the recovered heat is returned to the steam reforming process, making the flue gas cooling system an integral part of a steam reforming plant.
All process and site specific requirements must be taken into account and integrated in the design. Different types of heat exchangers and a wide variety of arrangements are possible.
- 2-stage reformer, feed superheaters, hairpin type
- Steam superheater, hairpin type
- Combustion air preheater, second stage, tube bundle type or plate type
- Steam generator, tube bundle type
- Combustion air preheater, first stage, tube bundle type or plate type
Depending on the process requirements an additional pre-reformer feed preheater as well as a natural gas preheater made as hairpin type can be supplied. For some processes a boiler feed water economizer or even a process condensate preheater is required.