Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1989, 54, 2357-2374

Contribution to the research and development of radiation chambers in steam reforming

Petr Stehlíka, Jan Šikab, Ladislav Bébarc and Luboš Rausc

a Technical University, 616 69 Brno
b National Research Institute for Machine Design, 250 37 Prague-Běchovice
c Research Institute of Chemical Equipment, 602 00 Brno-Královo Pole


The mathematical model for investigation of combined heat transfer in the steam reforming radiation chamber with the application of zonal method, its development and final feature is discussed. The calculation results of the steam reforming radiation chamber unit generating syngas for the production of ammonia with the capacity of 1 000 t/day are confronted with the values measured on this unit. Also described is the effect of flue gas mixing on the characteristics of steam reforming process and application of the calculation method for the determination of life of reactor tubes in the field of creep.