CALORIC has developed and supplied syngas generating plants based on the steam reforming HC process, the MeOH reforming HM process or the CALCOR CO generation process. Depending on the required H2 to CO ratio, purity requirements and feed situation, various plant configurations are possible.

Typically, the process is close to the standard reforming processes. A hydrocarbon feed is mixed with a split stream of hydrogen and then preheated in the heat exchanger prior to passing a sulphur removal. The feed is then mixed with superheated steam. Whilst passing the catalyst in the reformer tubes, the mixture of water vapour and feed is converted into a syngas consisting of H2, CO, CO2, H2O and CH4. The hot syngas passes the heat exchanger in which the main part of sensible heat is utilised. The syngas then is cooled to ambient temperatures, whilst simultaneously water vapour is condensed and subsequently separated.


Typical feed:
natural gas, LPG, naphtha, methanol

Capacity range: 
300 – 25.000 Nm³/h

Syngas composition (H2/CO ratio): 
100 % H2 – 100 % CO

Syngas supply pressure: 
typically 15 bar (g)

automatic, PLC controlled

typically export steam, if required