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1. (WO2013123239) ADVANCED FISCHER TROPSCH SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/123239    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/026203
Publication Date: Fri Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 15 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: C10G 2/00
C10L 1/14
Applicants: CERAMATEC, INC.
Inventors: HARTVIGSEN, Joseph
ELANGOVAN, S
FROST, Lyman
Title: ADVANCED FISCHER TROPSCH SYSTEM
Abstract:
A Fischer Tropsch ("FT") unit (115) that includes an FT tube (110) that is packed with a catalyst. The catalyst is designed to catalyze an FT reaction to produce a hydrocarbon. An insert (100) that is positioned within the FT tube (110). The insert (100) comprises at least one cross-piece (118) that contacts an inner surface (126) of the FT tube (110) and at least one cross-fin (127) extending from the cross-piece (118). There may be a corresponding second cross-fin adjacent each cross-fin (127). Both the cross-fins and the second cross-fins may be disposed radially outwardly such that the edge (131) of the cross-fins (127) are closer to the inner surface (126) of the FT tube (110) than is the base (133) of the cross-fins (127).