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Procedure for Naphtha Steam Reforming Catalyst Reduction with Methanol
This procedure applies to the in situ reduction of VULCAN Series steam reforming catalysts using methanol cracking to form hydrogen over the catalyst in the steam reformer.
The procedure is likely to be applied to plants using only heavier feeds (e.g.: LPG and/or naphtha) and some combination of VULCAN Series catalysts.
A small number of steam reforming plants do not have an available source of the commonly used reducing media (e.g.: hydrogen, hydrogen-rich off-gas, natural gas). These plants will usually operate on LPG and/or naphtha feed only where cracking of this hydrocarbon is not usually advised for reduction of the steam reforming catalyst ...