Syngas is a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and often carbon dioxide, which is at the heart of many processes of the base chemical industry, including, notable, ammonia and methanol.

Casale has devised a number of technologies to generate syngas, efficiently and reliably, from gaseous streams, such as for instance natural gas and coke oven gases. They are based on partial oxidation (POX) and autothermal reforming (ATR).

The latter has found application in Casale mega-size ammonia and methanol processes.

Both can also used to expand the capacity of methanol plants when the bottleneck lies in the existing steam reformer.

The key element in both the ATR and the POX is burner, for which Casale has developed special design which can be applied in case of a revamp.

Burners for secondary reformer of ammonia synthesis are also available.