Accession Number : ADA297926

Title :   The Methanisation of Coal Gas Information Obtained from Dr. Martin of Ruhrchemie A.G. and from Dr. Traenckner of Rhurgas A.G.

Corporate Author : COMBINED INTELLIGENCE OBJECTIVES SUB-COMMITTEE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins, E. T.

PDF Url : ADA297926

Report Date : 04 JUL 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A process has been developed for effecting the catalytic methanisation of coal gas, and plants for operating this process on the scale of 6,200 cu. ft./hr. have been installed at road-side filling stations. These stations supplied the processed gas compressed to 300 atmosperes for use as motor fuel. The objects of the process were (a) to enhance the calorific value of readily available town's gas to 650 B. Th.U./cu.ft. and (b) to remove constituents which caused deterioration of the high pressure cylinders. Details of the catalyst, the design, method of operation and performance of the plant were elicited, and some items of the equipment inspected. The locations of six methanisation plants are given in the report. None of these was visited. jg p.4

Descriptors :   *METHANE, *COAL GAS, HIGH PRESSURE, FUELS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, OPERATION, CATALYSTS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, DETERIORATION, MOTORS, GREAT BRITAIN, CALORIFIC VALUE.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE