Plastic Random Packing Articles

KemFlo’s Commitment to Customer Service

Providing the highest quality plastic scrubber packing on the market backed by superior customer service is what sets KemFlo apart from other manufactures. KemFlo’s goal is to provide cost effective plastic scrubber packing solutions with the highest level of quality for our customers. We accomplish this by using innovative methods supported by a long history of experience and by utilizing current technological advancements and sound engineering solutions. Our employees are devoted to pursuing the challenges presented as a means to accomplish the end goal. We understand our customer’s demands and are committed to their complete satisfaction through open communication. We understand the demands and expectations our customers face day in and day out which is why we focus on customer service in addition to high quality manufacturing. Having exceptional products such as the high performance plastic scrubber packing Tri-Pack or spherical packing, the Plastic Pall Ring and the Plastic...

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Biological Filters

One of the most common applications for Kemflo’s Kempac plastic random media is biological filtration. Kemflo’s Tri-Pack style, Plastic Pall Ring or Plastic Saddle packing are ideal for use is biological filtration applications. From small systems to large systems Kemflo has a plastic random media for you. Most modern biological filters have a bed of plastic random media over which wastewater is continuously distributed. The plastic random media bed can range in depth from one to more than ten meters deep. Wastewater is applied uniformly over the plastic random media by filter feeds and distribution systems. An underdrain system is provided to collect filter effluent for transport to a clarifier for solids separation. A biological filter does not actually purify wastewater by any filtering or straining action, but by absorption and biological oxidation of the soluble. Organic matter in the wastewater. Wastewater applied to a biological filter usually has undergone primary treatment...

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Distillation

Distillation is a common application where KemFlo’s plastic random media is utilized. KemFlo’s plastic random media has many advantages including overall efficiency, corrosion resistance, durability and weight. KemFlo manufactures their plastic random media under the Kempac brand name and offer a Tri-Pack style, plastic Pall Ring and plastic Saddle packing. All three packing styles are available in three different sizes and a variety of resins. Available resins include Polypropylene, Polypropylene with glass, CPVC, PVC, PVDF and more. Distillation is a commonly used process for separating mixtures based on differences in the conditions required to change phase of components of the mixture. To separate a mixture of liquids, the liquid can be heated to force components, which have different boiling points, into the gas phase. The gas is then condensed back into liquid form and collected. Repeating the process on the collected liquid to improve the purity of the product is called double...

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Spherical or Tri-Pack Style Plastic Random Packing

For over thirty years KemFlo has been manufacturing high quality injection molded products utilizing numerous materials and resins.  KemFlo offers complete product design, prototyping, mold making, post molding capabilities and assembly capabilities. Our custom capabilities and experience allows us to take a customer’s idea and turn it into an actual product.  Kemflo’s quality assurance program ensures that all products meet or exceed our customer’s standards. Our quality assurance program involves a review process where the product is evaluated for fit and function, engineering requirements and product validation. We manufacture products for a variety of industries including Industrial, Chemical, Agricultural, Environmental and more.   One of KemFlo’s most successful products lines is their plastic random packing line which is marketed under the Kempac brand name.  The Kempac family of products include three styles of plastic random packing including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring and...

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Kempac Plastic Pall Ring

Kemflo, established in 1988, has developed a solid reputation for the design and manufacturing of high quality injection molded products. KemFlo has extensive experience in the injection molding of a wide range of thermoplastic resins both in commodity and specialty type resins. Our wide range of services in part, design, prototyping, mold design and post mold services allows us to provide our customers with a single complete source for their injection molding needs. Today Kemflo provides products and services into many different markets and has accumulated a wealth of experience in materials, design and processes. One of KemFlo’s most successful product lines is the Kempac plastic random packing line.  The Kempac plastic random packing line includes several different styles of high performance packing including the Tri-Pack style, plastic saddle packing and the plastic Pall Ring.   The Kempac plastic Pall Ring is a Robust ring featuring an open wall construction which efficiently...

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Air Stripping

Contaminated ground water or surface water occurs when manmade products such as gasoline, oil and chemicals get into the water and cause it to become unsafe and unfit for human consumption. Since half of the United States population is dependent on groundwater it is extremely important to protect this resource.  Drinking contaminated groundwater can have serious health effects. Wildlife can also be harmed by contaminated groundwater. A good example are the pesticides and fertilizers that can find their way into groundwater or other water supplies. Other examples of sources of groundwater contamination include storage tanks which may become corroded, crack and develop leaks, Septic systems that are not maintained properly, Hazardous waste that is not properly disposed, landfill runoff, road salts and atmospheric contaminates.  One of the most efficient ways to clean contaminated ground water or surface water is to utilize an air stripper. Air stripping is the process of moving air...

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Air Scrubbing

Air scrubbers are air pollution control devices that use liquid to remove particulate matter or gases from an industrial exhaust or flue gas stream. In comparison to other air pollution control devices, scrubbers are a very efficient way of removing solids, mists, and gases while also providing cooling. They are also capable of handling volatile gases safely. However, scrubbers suffer from high levels of corrosion and produce slurry waste streams which are less convenient for recycling and disposal. Scrubbers are devices that use a liquid to capture and remove pollutants. Through a nozzle or orifice a scrubbing liquid is introduced into the gas stream. The droplets capture the dust particles. This increases the size and mass of the particles, making them easier to collect in a filter or separation process. The scrubbing liquid absorbs and neutralizes gaseous pollutants. Suspended liquid is typically recovered in mist collectors and recycled through the system. A key parameter in the...

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Packed Scrubber Components

KemFlo specializes in the manufacturing of plastic random packing which is utilized in air scrubbing, air stripping and other mass transfer applications. KemFlo is unique in that they have the ability to manufacture their plastic random packing in a variety of resins. While Polypropylene is the most common resin used in manufacturing plastic random packing, KemFlo also manufactures plastic random packing in specialty resins such as CPVC, PVDF, Polypropylene with glass, PFA and more. Please visit our website or call us for a complete list of available resins. Kemflo offers three different styles of scrubber packing, the Tri-Pack style, Pall Ring and Saddle. The Tri-Pack is available in 1”, 2” and 3.5”. The Pall Ring is available in 1”, 2” and 3.5”. The Saddle is available in 1”, 2” and 3”. While the packing type and size is one of the most important elements in the design of a scrubber there are other important components to consider such as packing supports, bed limiters, mist...

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KemFlo Plastic Random Packing Products

KemFlo manufactures a complete line of plastic random packing products for a variety of applications including Air Scrubbing, Air Stripping, Distillation, Biological Filtration and many more. KemFlo offers three different styles of plastic random packing, each offering unique physical properties and can be manufactured in a variety of plastic resins. Whatever your plastic random packing application is, KemFlo has a solution. One of KemFlo’s most popular plastic random packing styles is the Tri-Pack. The Tri-Pack is a high-performance packing which helps customer achieve optimum performance from their system. The Tri-Pack is a hollow spherical column packing constructed of a unique network of ribs, struts and drop rods. Its superior geometric shape gives it an advantage over other products on the market. Their spherical shape allows each element to roll into the packed position without forming void areas common to irregular shaped packing. With Tri-Packs there is no need for...

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Custom Plastic Random Packing Capabilities

KemFlo is known for manufacturing plastic tower packing in multiple configurations and in a variety of resins. In addition to manufacturing the highest quality plastic random packing on the market under the Kempac brand name, KemFlo also has the capabilities to manufacture custom plastic random packing to your specific specification. Kemflo can take your product from design to production. The process includes product design / engineering, prototyping, mold design, mold making, production and quality assurance. Product Design: Kemflo offers complete design and engineering services. Our engineering staff will work closely with you to ensure that your plastic random packing is designed in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. KemFlo works with the latest in computer aided design software. KemFlo’s engineering department utilizes both 2D platform as well as the most advanced 3D software such as SolidWorks, Siemens PLD and Pro Engineer. KemFlo’s 31 years of experience in...

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Packed-bed Scrubbers

Packed-bed scrubbers consist of a chamber containing plastic random packing material, such as KemFlo’s Kempac plastic tower packing (Tripack, Pall Ring or Plastic Saddle), that provide a large surface area for liquid-particle contact. The packing is held in place by a bed limiter and supported by a packing support. Scrubbing liquid is evenly introduced through a liquid distributor located above the packing and flows down through the plastic scrubber packing. The liquid coats the plastic tower packing and establishes a thin film. The pollutant to be absorbed must be soluble in the fluid.In packed-bed scrubbers, the gas stream flows up the chamber (countercurrent to the liquid). Some packed beds are designed horizontally for gas flow across the packing (crosscurrent). Physical absorption depends on properties of the gas stream and liquid solvent, such as density and viscosity, as well as specific characteristics of the pollutant(s) in the gas and the liquid stream. These...

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Corrosion Problems with Wet Scrubbers

Corrosion is one of the most challenging and costly issues seen across all markets worldwide. Billions of dollars are spent dealing with the effects and in the prevention of corrosion. Engineers are tasked with the job of designing in such a way that minimizes the effects of corrosion. Luckily there are many high performance materials and systems for engineers to utilize in their efforts to combat the effects of corrosion. Cost and material availability must be weighed against long term performance of a system. Air pollution control engineers must consider the following design criteria when designing wet scrubbing equipment:king.com. Technical performance: Does the unit consistently meet the specified air cleaning efficiency? Reliability: What are its weaknesses and how can we protect against damage or failure? Outage: How much of an outage can be tolerated without loss and how quickly can the unit be repaired or replaced? Cost: What is the most cost effective system?...

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Water Treatment and Maintenance

The importance of developing a proper maintenance plan before an air stripper or scrubber goes into service can not be overstated. Protect the investment you made in your column by reducing or eliminating the affects that scaling and fouling has on plastic tower packing and internals.

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KemFlo Pollution Control Products

For over 30 years KemFlo has been manufacturing high quality injection molded products for the industrial, agricultural, environmental, construction and medical industries. Kemflo offers product design and engineering, prototyping, mold design, mold making and has complete assembly capabilities.

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Plastic Random Packing in Trickling Filters

KemFlo’s Kempac plastic random packing is used in numerous applications where acombination of surface area and open space are required. KemFlo manufactures threedifferent styles of plastic random media including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring and Saddle Style, eachwith distinct physical properties in regards to geometric surface area and void space. One ofthe more common applications for plastic random media are trickling filters. Trickling filters are one of the oldest water treatment processes in the United States andaround the world. The first trickling filter was built in Europe in the late 1800’s. In general, thetrickling filter is an aerobic treatment system which utilizes microorganisms attached to plasticrandom packing or some other media to remove organic matter from wastewater that passesover it. This is also referred to as an attached growth process. Trickling filters remove ammonianitrogen by oxidizing it to nitrate nitrogen. This process is known as nitrification. Nitrification...

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Using Plastic Random Packing in Aquarium Filtration Systems

KemFlo manufactures the Kempac plastic random packing product line which includes the Tri-Pack orSpherical style, Pall Ring and the Saddle style. While Kempac plastic random packing is utilized innumerous applications, one of the more interesting applications is its use in aquarium filtration systems.Aquarium filtration systems are an extremely important element in the overall health of an aquariumboth small and large. Filters facilitate the nitrogen cycle and help to keep aquarium inhabitants healthy.Filter media is basically anything placed in a filter system that alters the quality of the water flowingthrough it. There are basically three main types of aquarium filter media: mechanical, biological andchemical. Mechanical filter media removes unsightly particles and debris from the aquarium water such as sludge,dust, fish excrement and uneaten food. Kempac plastic random packing may be used as a mechanicalfilter in aquarium applications. Aquarium water flows through the mechanical...

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Kempac Manufacturing

In many cases our Kempac plastic random packing is utilized in extremely critical applications so not only does the packing need to be of the highest quality and meet high performance standards, we must have the capabilities to manufacturer packing quickly and efficiently supply it to our customer’s facility or job site. Kempac is manufactured and distributed by KemFlo. Manufacturing capabilities are an extremely important element in the supply of plastic tower packing which is why KemFlo has made significant investments in machinery, tooling and personnel.  KemFlo’s production facility features a number of injection molding presses ranging in multiple sizes and capacity. Such investments have been made in robotic arms and a bulk storage central material handling system. Kemflo is constantly evaluating their manufacturing processes to ensure that they are utilizing the latest advancements in injection molding technology in order to stay abreast of a highly critical industry and...

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KEMPAC SADDLE STYLE PACKING

Kemflo is one of the leading injection molding companies in North America and offers a complete range of services which support their extensive manufacturing capabilities.  KemFlo offers product design, prototyping, mold design, mold making, post molding capabilities, automated assembly and complete injection molding capabilities. KemFlo manufactures a variety of products that are used in numerous industries including industrial, chemical, agricultural, medical, construction and more.  One of Kemflo’s most successful product lines is their plastic random packing product line which is manufactured under the brand name Kempac. KemFlo manufactures multiple styles of plastic random packing including a spherical or Tri-Pack style, Pall Ring style and a saddle style tower packing. As with all products manufactured by KemFlo their Kempac product line is subjected to an extremely demanding quality assurance program. This ensures that our customers receive a high quality product that will...

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Selecting the Best Resin for Your Application

Resin selection is an extremely important element in determining the most efficient plastic randompacking for your application. Much of the focus in selecting a plastic random packing or scrubberpacking is given to the size and configuration of the packing. While the selection of the size andconfiguration of random packing is critical to the performance of any column, the selection of theproper resin must not be over looked. Selecting the proper resin can increase the life of your system,increase the time between maintenance and servicing the system and prevent material failure, all ofwhich can be very costly in money and down time. While Kemflo can help guide you in the rightdirection when it comes the resin selection of a plastic tower packing for your specific application it isimportant for the customer to research various options in determining the best solution for them andtheir application. The customer must consider the chemical environment and maximum operatingtemperatures...

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