KBR's top-fired reformer is combined with a KBR Reforming Exchanger, working in parallel. By combining these two technologies, KBR's plant design has the capability of positioning the operator as the true low-cost producer in the highly competitive hydrogen business. This design has the following advantages:
Lowest energy consumption
No oxygen import required
Emissions reduced by 29% compared to a fired reformer design
No export of steam; the hydrogen plant is self-sufficient in steam
Flexibility of operation
This process scheme is also very attractive for debottlenecking of existing hydrogen plants.