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1. (WO2006117572) APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR STEAM REFORMING OF HYDROCARBONS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/117572    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2006/050079
Publication Date: 09.11.2006 International Filing Date: 06.04.2006
IPC:
C01B 3/38 (2006.01), B01J 8/06 (2006.01)
Applicants: JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC [GB/GB]; 40-42 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8EE (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
FARNELL, Peter, William [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
CREWDSON, Bernard, John [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: FARNELL, Peter, William; (GB).
CREWDSON, Bernard, John; (GB)
Agent: RIDLAND, John; PO Box 1, Belasis Avenue, Billingham Cleveland TS23 1LB (GB)
Priority Data:
0508740.8 29.04.2005 GB
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR STEAM REFORMING OF HYDROCARBONS
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE REFORMAGE A LA VAPEUR D'HYDROCARBURES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An apparatus for steam reforming of hydrocarbons is described comprising a heat exchange reformer having disposed within a plurality of vertical catalyst-filled tubes, through which a gas mixture comprising hydrocarbon and steam may be passed, and to which heat may be transferred by means of a heat exchange medium flowing around the external tube surfaces, characterized in that one or more helical baffles are provided within the reformer such that the heat exchange medium follows a helical path through the reformer. A process for steam reforming of hydrocarbons using said apparatus is also described.
(FR)L'invention concerne un appareil de reformage à la vapeur d'hydrocarbures, comprenant un reformeur à échange de chaleur dans lequel est disposée une pluralité de tubes verticaux remplis de catalyseur, à travers lesquels un mélange gazeux comprenant des hydrocarbures et de la vapeur peut passer, et auxquels de la chaleur peut être transférée au moyen d'un milieu d'échange de chaleur situé autour de la surface externe des tubes, caractérisé en ce que le reformeur comprend un ou plusieurs déflecteurs hélicoïdaux, de façon à ce que le milieu d'échange de chaleur suive un chemin hélicoïdal à travers le reformeur. L'invention concerne également un procédé de reformage à la vapeur d'hydrocarbures utilisant ledit appareil.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)