Updated: Aug 7, 2020
BD Energy and Blasch Precision Ceramics enlist the help of ParFab's Refractory Team
BD Energy Systems and Blasch Precision Ceramics have co-developed an improved reformer tunnel system to achieve flue gas flow uniformity among and along the tunnels. This system combines BD Energy Systems steam methane reforming (SMR) experience with Blasch’s customized refractory shapes. ParFab successfully installed the first two installations of the Blasch StaBlox Tunnel System, which occurred in the summer of 2018 at a pair of unnamed US ammonia plants with the installation performed overseen by BD Energy Systems and Blasch Precision Ceramics. Both installations involved removal and replacement of all tunnels.
The result is unparalleled flue gas flow control, using the patented Blasch StaBloxTM reformer tunnel system in conjunction with the patent pending BD Energy Systems’ Tunnel Optimal Performance (TOP) system. Because of this new ability to fine-tune flue gas flow, these tunnels can be adapted to other applications and can open the door to previously unexplored SMR process possibilities.
World Fertilizer Article - April 2019: Improving The Flow
Nitrogen + Syngas Magazine Article - July/August 2019: Effect of SMR Tunnels on Flue Gas Flow