Methane Rich Gas (MRG®) Process
The MRG® (Methane Rich Gas) process is low-temperature steam reforming technology that can convert hydrocarbons (such as LPG or naphtha), methanol or DME into methane. This process is applied to town gas production, or the pre-reforming step of synthesis gas production for GTL etc. Using a JGC-developed catalyst, this process has realized greater flexibility in operating conditions as well as greater space savings compared with conventional processes.
Simplified Flow for Hydrocarbon Feedstock
- A JGC-developed, high-performance catalyst permits operations over a wide range of operating conditions, particularly at low temperatures and low steam ratios.
- The MRG reactor outlet gas contains no hydrocarbons other than methane - an advantage that reduces the load on the following process steps.
- The compact MRG reactor requires a smaller installation space.
Available with various kinds of feeds, covering hydrocarbons (from light gas fractions to heavy naphtha), methanol and DME
- Town gas production
- Hydrogen production
- Production of various synthesis gases (CO gas, oxo synthesis gas, methanol synthesis gas, ammonia synthesis gas)
- Town gas production: 19 units (total capacity 3,167 x 103 Nm3/D)
- Pre-reformer for synthesis gas production: 8 units (total capacity 558 x 103 Nm3/D)