Liquid Phase Scale Catchers are suitable for units where the feed is delivered to the reactor as a gas or liquid mixture.
|Installation Point of the Liquid Phase Scale Catcher
A hydrotreating unit was exposed to feeds with large amounts of scales and particles. After approximately 400 run days an extensive pressure drop build-up occured. See below:
The standard approach to pressure drop management on the unit was to perform regular skimming of the catalyst bed, which resulted in a loss in production.
The installation of our Liquid Phase Scale Catcher had a remarkably positive impact on the pressure drop development over the reactor and extended the run for more than three times the previous cycle. See below: