Steam methane reformer tubes convert a hydrocarbon feedstock (usually natural gas) into hydrogen and carbon oxides within a furnace. Hydrogen helps refine petroleum, produce fertilizer, process foods, and other critical applications. Steam methane reforming takes place at temperatures up to 1,800°F (about 1,000°C). Hydrogen producers expect reformer tubes to last 10 to 12 years or longer in this high-heat environment with minimal downtime. MetalTek has decades of experience using integrated metallurgical and manufacturing process expertise to provide centrifugally cast steam reformer tubes that achieve extended life through resistance to material stress and thermal creep.
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