Separating liquid constituents is an important procedure in industrial processes. From petrochemical processing to wastewater treatment to pharmaceutical manufacturing, having a safe and effective method for removing compounds is important to ensure a clean and environmentally safe byproduct. Many different liquid-liquid separation methods exist — each offers pros and cons, as well as applications they’re best suited … Continue reading “The Difference Between Distillation, Stripping and Extraction Columns”

For decades, industrial scrubbers have provided an effective means of purifying exhaust streams produced in manufacturing plants, power stations and other industrial facilities, and modern scrubbers can remove pollutants more effectively than ever before. By using an industrial scrubber that offers the right capabilities, you can keep harmful pollutants from entering the atmosphere. In this … Continue reading “The Major Types of Industrial Scrubbers”

Selecting a Suitable Structured Packing Facilities like processing plants, offshore drilling locations and refineries often perform chemical separation functions, also called mass transfer functions. In these functions, liquids such as gasoline and water are purified of contaminants. This process is accomplished by pumping liquids into a scrubber column, where the liquid is separated from pollutants … Continue reading “Selecting a Suitable Structured Packing”

How to Implement a Successful Refinery Safety Plan Refinery safety plan best practices include establishing elements required in the plan, determining enforcement and creating the program. Each refinery has unique needs. Therefore, every safety plan must conform to the specific requirements of the site. Additionally, safety plans need regular reevaluation to ensure they remain up-to-date … Continue reading “How to Implement a Successful Refinery Safety Plan”

The internal components directly impact the efficiency of a tower, and different applications require specialized internals. Use this tower internal selection guide to learn more about the components in a tower and how to choose the best ones for specific applications. Understanding Tower Layouts While knowing what tower internals do is important to understanding the … Continue reading “Guide to Tower Internals”

In air and water pollution control equipment, as well as in odor control equipment such as scrubbers and air strippers, efficiency is essential to performance. Some packed tower wet scrubbers, for instance, can achieve 99% removal efficiencies or higher for inorganic compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Figures like that require careful calibration of various … Continue reading “Achieving Good Packed Tower Efficiency”

Many industries use random packed columns, and they are crucial to many processes. If you require a random packed column, it’s important to know what goes into designing the right one for your needs. You should also understand what packed columns are, why they’re used and the basics of how they work before you order … Continue reading “What Is A Random Packed Column? Designing a Random Packed Column”

When choosing random packing media, you must consider several selection factors. Understanding the reasons for using random packing instead of structured or stacked tower packing also plays an important role when servicing a tower. Use this guide to choosing random packing media to aid your selection process. What Are Types of Packing in a Packed … Continue reading “Guide to Selecting Random Tower Packing”

Wet scrubbers help to keep workers safe and the environment clean by removing certain substances from exhaust emissions at industrial facilities. To ensure safety, adequate environmental performance and regulatory compliance, it’s crucial your facility’s wet scrubbers function properly. Maintaining proper operation requires regular maintenance, including routine preventative maintenance, planned preventative maintenance and, sometimes, reactive maintenance. … Continue reading “Guide to Wet Scrubber Maintenance”

Conducting proper column packing and column internal installation are essential for maximal tower performance. It also helps form trouble-free startups and simple shutdowns. The performance of the packed column relies on the quality of its column internals. Therefore, improper installation can create operating issues and cause the column to fall short of the anticipated efficiency. … Continue reading “Best Practices for Column Packing and Internal Installation”

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