Random Packing Cuts Pressure Drop
The three-inch Flexisaddle Low Pressure Drop (LDP) random packing for chemical applications is said to be ideal for SO4 (sulfuric acid towers), SO3 (sulfite) converters, and HRS (heat recovery system) towers. It provides a 35+% lower pressure drop than alternative three-inch saddles with the same mass transfer efficiency. Plant operations savings include reduced blower operating costs, increased unit capacity and throughput, and improvements to other ancillary equipment where pressure drop savings may be applied. Constructed of acid- and corrosion-resistant Knightware ceramic, it withstands rugged handling and has an aerodynamic design and high open area limit nesting, ensuring the greatest possible flow and transfer efficiency.
Koch Knight LLC
Supply Sticks Strengthen, Simplify Process Piping
These pressure regulating supply sticks combine a number of valves, connectors, and gauges into a compact, single-piece design. Series PCWS was developed to eliminate connections and minimize space requirements in plastic piping systems. The reduction in size and connections provides an overall increase in piping strength by 1,400%, reportedly virtually eliminating potential for breakage. The multi-function assembly, called a “stick,” incorporates the features of a pressure regulator, pressure gauge, and shut-off valve into a single unit. By eliminating the need for multiple joints and pipe sections, installation costs are reduced as well. The inherent pressure regulator can be set to supply downstream pressure from 5 to 125
Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc.
Sulfur Emissions Analyzer Offers Dynamic Range, Small Footprint
The SOLA II Flare has been redesigned as a single analyzer system for continuous monitoring of sulfur emissions. It offers a dynamic measurement range of 10 ppm to 95% of volume, enabling determination of the exact amount of sulfur emitted as well as the duration of the flaring event. Based the SOLA II technology platform, it is said to be an all-encompassing solution for reliable 24–7 online sulfur measurement. It provides an accurate, dynamic system that ensures the measuring range necessary to comply with current, as well as future, EPA regulations. Online monitoring enables actual sulfur quantities to be recorded, even at very low levels.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.