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Hydrogen generation plant based on steam reforming

Mahler AGS hydrogen plants based on steam reforming of hydrocarbons cover hydrogen demands from 200 to 10.000 Nm³/h at purities up to 99,9999 vol.-% and typical product pressures from 10 bar to 30 bar(abs).

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Steam reforming of natural gas, LPG or naphtha (feedstocks) with subsequent purification is the most economic and thus most common process for hydrogen production and serves 95% of the world’s hydrogen demand.

Basic process steps:
The feedstock is desulphurized, mixed with steam and converted to synthesis gas in the top fired reformer furnace using nickel catalyst. The synthesis gas is cooled down in the heat recovery section and subsequently fed to the high temperature CO-conversion reactor followed by cooling and HYDROSWING PSA purification.

For a detailed process description and process flowsheet please click here.

Plant features of the HYDROFORM-C hydrogen plant

  • Design for long lifetime
  • High operational reliability
  • High quality and high safety standard
  • First class sub-suppliers for equipment and components
  • Fully automatic operation and remote control
  • Prefabrication in skids/modules
  • Easy maintenance and accessibility

Plant data

Feedstock:
Natural gas, LPG, naphtha
Hydrogen capacity:
200 to 10.000 Nm³/h
Hydrogen product pressure:
10 – 30 bar(abs)
Hydrogen purity:
up to 99,9999 vol.-%


Typical consumption data for 1.000 Nm³/h hydrogen:

Natural gas:
430 Nm³/h
Demineralized water:
900 kg/h
Cooling water:
38 m³/h
Electric power:
38 kW

Additional/Optional features for hydrogen production units:

Individual plant concepts with respect to desulphurization, export steam generation, product compression, turn-key delivery, water treatment, hydrogen product storage etc. can be offered.

Our plants are used worldwide. Especially for Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan we are able to provide our plants with all necessary TR certificates and declarations for the import and operation in the Custom Union. Our HYDROFORM-C plants are equipped with a serial declaration according TR CU 010/2011 (MD), TR CU 004/2011 (LVD) and TR CU 020/2011 (EMC), valid until beginning of 2020. Certificates or declarations according TR CU 032/2013 for all pressure vessels as well as a TR CU 012/2011 certificate for the entire equipment placed inside areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are also part of our scope of supply.

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