Reformer tubes and related components for Steam methane reforming
Reformer tubes and related components manufactured by MetalTek are critical to the steam methane reforming process. Reformer tubes convert a hydrocarbon feedstock (usually natural gas) into hydrogen and carbon oxides. Hydrogen is used for applications such as refining petroleum, producing fertilizer, processing foods, and the direct reduction of iron (DRI).
During steam methane reforming a heated mixture of the feedstock and steam flow through catalyst-filled reformer tubes within a fired heater. The process takes place at temperatures up to 1,800°F (about 1,000°C). Hydrogen producers expect reformer tubes to last for 10 to 12 years or longer in this extreme, high-heat environment with only minimal downtime, resisting material stress and thermal creep.
Increase reformer tube life and decrease downtime
MetalTek has decades of experience providing centrifugally cast reformer tubes, outlet manifolds, and related components to industrial gas producers, refineries, and ammonia and methanol plants. Integrated metallurgical and manufacturing process expertise and superior customer service allow us to provide:
Consultative customer relationships based on using our extensive market knowledge to understand and anticipate their specific needs
Industry-leading lead times and on-time delivery for reformer tubes and related components, with expedited delivery when required
Outstanding material performance for traditional heat-resistant alloys such as MTEK 25-35MA, and the development of new heat-resistant alloys as customer needs demand
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Steam Methane Reformer Tubes
MetalTek’s metallurgical and manufacturing process expertise results in steam reformer tubes that achieve extended life by resisting material stress and thermal creep.
Petrochemical Tube Sheet
We have worked with countless customers, leveraging a range of sizes, shapes, and alloys to generate tube sheets that perform.