Patent Number: 8,795,397

Title: Reforming device with series-connected gas-liquid multiphase and dry-out heat exchangers

Abstract: A reforming apparatus for reforming a raw fuel into a hydrogen-rich reformed gas includes a reformer for generating the reformed gas from the raw fuel, and a steam supply means for supplying the steam to the reformer. The steam supply means has a dry-out heat exchanger that dries out the water by conducting heat exchange with the reformed gas generated when the raw fuel is combusted. The cross-sectional area of passage in the dry-out heat exchanger is larger than that of a pipe connected upstream of the dry-out heat exchanger.

Inventors: Kadowaki; Masataka (Yokohama, JP), Kajita; Takuya (Yokohama, JP), Nishimura; Yoshinobu (Yokohama, JP), Sato; Yasushi (Yokohama, JP), Samura; Ken (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

International Classification: B01J 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018