Kempac Plastic Random Packing Project Samples

Kempac plastic random packing has been utilized in numerous applications in order to improve system performance and decrease operational cost. The Kempac plastic random packing product line includes a number of packing media styles, sizes and configurations giving customers many solutions to meet their specific application. The Kempac product line which includes the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddle and KemFlake gives customer a variety of sizes, surface areas and other physical properties to choose from. The following are a few sample projects in which Kempac plastic tower packing was utilized.

Chemical Plant in Southern Louisiana was experiencing a lack of efficiency in several HCL scrubbers. During routine maintenance it was discovered that the inefficiencies were likely due to numerous void areas within the packed bed of the scrubber. They wanted to consider a packing style that was less prone to nesting and which would eliminate the possibilities of void area with in the packed media bed. This particular customer selected the Tri-Pack plastic random packing style due to its spherical geometric shape which allows each individual Tri-Pack to roll into the packed position with out forming void areas which are common to irregular shaped random packing styles. The change in packing styles resulted in an increase in scrubber operational efficiency.

A fishery in Washington state was utilizing a biological filtration system which cultivates the growth of bacteria that breaks down fish waste making the water safe for fish. Excessive bacterial or too little can negatively affect a system’s oxygen levels resulting in increased chances of disease and lower production. The maintenance operators of the facility discovered that the gravel filtration system that they were using was too dense and did not provide adequate open area within the gravel bed. After careful consideration the customer chose the Kempac Pall Ring which provided the ideal combination of surface area and open area. They also required that the plastic packing media not float so the packing was manufactured with a special polypropylene which had a specific gravity that was greater that one. The end result was that the Pall Ring style random packing helped to regulate proper bacterial growth and is now utilized in all biological filtration systems at this facility.

A company in South Texas who designs and manufactures skid mounted scrubbers was looking for an alternative to the metal packing that they were using. They specialized in customizing the skid mounted scrubbers to their customer’s specific applications many of which involved VOC scrubbing, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia removal. They switched to the Tri-Pack plastic random scrubber packing due to the fact that it offered a tremendous amount of flexibility in design, was lighter in weigh, easier to install and was more cost effective compared to the metal packing that they were utilizing. A significant savings was realized by this customer without sacrificing design efficiencies.

For more information on KemFlo’s plastic random packing product line please visit our website at or give us a call. We would be happy to discuss your specific application and how we can help.

High Oil and Gas Prices and Plastic Random Packing

KemFlo utilizes various types of high performance plastic resins in the manufacturing of our plastic random packing product line which includes the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddles and KemFlake. These high performance plastic resins are created by hydrocarbons which come from the crude oil refining process. As with many products high oil prices affect plastic random tower packing in a number of challenging ways from manufacturing to logistics. Raw material cost of plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene, Kynar and Tefzel have a direct correlation with the cost of oil so the higher the cost of oil per barrel the higher the cost of all plastic products such as plastic random packing. Plastic raw materials cost are quick to rise with the cost of oil but much slower to react as oil prices decrease. Therefore a spike in oil and gas prices can have long term affects on industry.

Planning ahead is key to minimizing the affects of an oil and gas price spike in the market. One of KemFlo’s strategies regarding this issue is to secure significant amounts of raw material as well as increase inventory levels at both distribution locations. Another major challenge that high oil and gas prices affect are logistical and transportation cost. High gas prices increase the cost to transport raw material to our manufacturing facility and increases the transportation cost to get plastic tower packing to our customers. KemFlo’s logistics team works closely with our network of transportation companies to find our customers the best rates possible.

Logistics and coordinating shipping can be very time consuming for our customers which is why KemFlo offers shipping assistance for our plastic random packing product line. We have also addressed rising oil and gas cost by adding an additional distribution center in Houston, Texas. The new distribution center will carry a variety of products including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddle and KemFlake. All styles of plastic random packing carried at our Houston distribution center will be available in multiple sizes and resins. Our Houston, Texas facility will offer many advantages to our customers including more competitive logistic options especially to our customers in the Southern region of America and we will also have better access to raw material supplies due to the abundance of petrochemical facilities located in the Gulf Coast area. Having distribution centers that service both the Northern and Southern regions of the United States helps to keep our customer’s shipping cost and transit times down. Providing substantial access to our tower packing product line is an important measure in ensuring that our customer receive product in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. The price of oil and gas in one of many long term challenges that our industry will face so it is extremely important for KemFlo to continuously evaluate how we do business and how we can better service our customer.

For more information regarding KemFlo’s plastic random packing product line including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddle and KemFlake please visit our website at or contact us by phone.