Multi-Beam Packing Support

A multi-beam packing support is a tool used to hold packing material. The piece usually sits on a support ledge and can be further supported by structural beams. Multi-beam packing supports are reinforced to provide room for both the packing and liquid holdup.

A multi-beam packing support requires an open area larger than the cross-sectional area of a tower. A larger open area is created by a slotted or perforated plate that’s placed in such a way to allow increased liquid or gas flow. This piece is incorporated into absorption towers, washing towers and distillation towers for packing capability.

The multi-beam packing support is utilized across the following applications:

  • Refining
  • Chemical
  • Fertilizer
  • Ethylene
  • Oxygen
  • And more
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Benefits and Build of Multi-Beam Packing Support

A random packed bed is contained on a multi-beam packing support. The purpose of this piece is to allow gas to flow upward through openings as liquid flows downward toward the base plate. MACH Engineering offers a multi-beam packing support with an open area between 85% and 100% of the cross-sectional area of a tower.

Multi-beam packing supports carry low pressure drops and isolated gas and liquid paths for effective transfer. This piece provides a number of benefits for businesses looking to control the current of gas or liquid flow.

MACH Engineering stocks an economic and lightweight solution with our multi-beam packing support. Our product features a sectional design with a wide range of openings available for transfer efficiency.

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Construction materials are available in the following options for custom builds:

  • Stainless steel
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Ceramic
  • FRP
  • Graphite

These materials give strength to hold heavy packing beds during the separation process.

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MACH Engineering Multi-Beam Packing Support

MACH Engineering considers numerous factors before supplying any product. Before inserting any packing support, we make sure operating conditions are noted. Our supports must retain the packed bed based on the following:

  • Size of material
  • Temperature of operation
  • Packing type
  • Construction material
  • Liquid holdup
  • Bed buildup
  • Durability of support construction

MACH Engineering multi-beam packing supports have a wide free area to increase the flow of countercurrent water and gas. Our supports use two passages for liquid and vapor, so no material travels through the same opening. Pressure drop calculations are specific to each support build design and conditions.

Random packing is compatible with our multi-beam packing supports, and sectional pieces make our products ideal for installation.

Contact MACH Engineering for Packing Support Beams

MACH Engineering offers custom products that can fit your business needs. With a quick turnaround and product design, we provide the perfect solution to control systems and more. Contact us today for more information about our products and services. We’ll gladly answer your questions and help you find the multi-beam packing support that will work best for your applications.


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