Skid Steam Methane Reformer for ON-SITE Hydrogen Production

  • Operation: automatic, PLC controlled
  • Utilities: For the production of 1,000 Nm³/h H2 from natural gas the following Utilities are required:
  • 380-420 Nm³/h natural gas
  • 900 kg/h boiler feed water
  • 28 kW electric power
  • 38 m³/h cooling water *
  • * can be substituted by air cooling
  • By-product: export steam, if required

Product Introduction


TCWY on-site steam reforming unit features are as follows

Compact design suitable for on-site hydrogen supply:
Compact design withe less thermal and pressure losses.
A package makes its installation on-site very easy and quickly.

High-purity hydrogen and Dramatic cost reduction

The purity can from 99.9% up to 99.999%;
The Natural gas(including the fuel gas) can as low as 0.40-0.5 Nm3 -NG/Nm3 -H2

Easy operation

Automatic operation by one button start and stop;
Load between 50 to 110% and hot standby operation are available.
Hydrogen is produced within 30 minutes from the mode of hot standby;

Optional functions

Remote monitoring system, remote operating system, and etc.


Hydrogen Capacity Max.100Nm3/h Max.200Nm3/h Max.300Nm3/h Max.500Nm3/h
Purity 99.9-99.999% 99.9-99.999% 99.9-99.999% 99.9-99.999%
O2 ≤1ppm ≤1ppm ≤1ppm ≤1ppm
Hydrogen pressure 10 - 20 bar(g) 10 - 20 bar(g) 10 - 20 bar(g) 10 - 20 bar(g)
Natural gas Max.50Nm3/h Max.96Nm3/h Max.138Nm3/h Max.220Nm3/h
Electricity ~22kW ~30kW ~40kW ~60kW
Water ~80L ~120L ~180L ~300L
Compressed air ~15Nm3/h ~18Nm3/h ~20Nm3/h ~30Nm3/h
Size (L*W*H) 10mx3.0mx3.5m 12mx3.0mx3.5m 13mx3.0mx3.5m 17mx3.0mx3.5m
Starting up time (warm) Max.1h Max.1h Max.1h Max.1h
Starting up time (cold) Max.5h Max.5h Max.5h Max.5h
Modulation reformer (output) 0 - 100 % 0 - 100 % 0 - 100 % 0 - 100 %
Ambient temperature range -20 °C to +40 °C -20 °C to +40 °C -20 °C to +40 °C -20 °C to +40 °C

Most hydrogen produced today is made via Steam-Methane Reforming (SMR):

① A mature production process in which high-temperature steam (700°C-900°C) is used to produce hydrogen from a methane source, such as natural gas. Methane reacts with steam under 8-25 bar pressure (1 bar = 14.5 psi) in the presence of a catalyst to produce H2COCO2. Steam reforming is endothermic-that is, heat must be supplied to the process for the reaction to proceed. Fuel natural gas and PSA off gas are used as fuel.
② Water-gas shift reaction, the carbon monoxide and steam are reacted using a catalyst to produce carbon dioxide and more hydrogen.
③ In a final process step called “pressure-swing adsorption (PSA),” carbon dioxide and other impurities are removed from the gas stream, leaving essentially pure hydrogen