Iron-chromium catalyst

Iron-chromium catalyst
Trade name: Iron-chromium catalyst TZC-3/1
Chemical name: Iron-chromium catalyst
PKWiU classification:

Unit: Grupa Azoty S.A.

Product description

Iron-chromium catalyst TZC-3/1 is a coprecipitation type catalyst. It is supplied in Fe2O3, Cr2O3, CuO oxide form. The active ingredient is iron. The catalyst's active form is obtained in a reduction process conducted in an industrial reactor. 

The main properties of iron-chromium catalyst TZC-3/1 include:
  • high and stable activity,
  • selectivity,
  • high mechanical strength,
  • low flow resistance,
  • long lifespan.

Application and use

High temperature conversion of carbon oxide with water vapour in processes of obtaining hydrogen, syngas and ammonia.

Packing and transport

The iron-chromium catalyst is packed in polyethylene bags placed in 210 litre metal drums. The drums are tightly sealed for protection against moisture and contamination. Different packing is permissible upon agreement with the customer, provided it will secure the product equally well as the type mentioned above.

The iron-chromium catalyst is not a hazardous material according to ADR, RID and IMDG regulations.


The iron-chromium catalyst should be stored in dry rooms in tightly sealed producer's packaging – steel drums lined with polyethylene bags. Drums may be stacked maximum two high.

Service and technical assistance

In order to provide the highest standard of customer service, Azoty Tarnów guarantees free service and technical assistance as part of its catalyst sales.

As part of technical service, Grupa Azoty S.A.'s specialists monitor:
  • catalyst loading,
  • catalyst unloading,
  • catalyst reduction,
  • production line start-up.
Free service includes 7 days.

Technical assistance by Grupa Azoty S.A. includes:
catalyst performance forecasting before delivery,
recommendations for optimizing catalyst performance,
regular catalyst performance evaluation throughout its lifecycle,
help in eliminating effects of catalyst performance malfunctions.

Collection of used catalysts and assistance in catalyst exchange

Upon request, in cooperation with tried and tested partners, Azoty Tarnów's specialists may assist in organizing:
  • exchange of catalytic deposit and reactor cleaning,
  • collection of used catalysts and their recycling.


Tech support: Catalysts Plant

phone +48 14 637 27 73

fax +48 14 637 35 12

Sales information: Catalysts Plant

phone +48 14 637 36 05

fax +48 14 637 35 12



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