Random Packing Handling & Installation
Kempac Plastic Random Packing is shipped to location by FedEx, UPS, LTL motor freight or other per customer request. Kempac Plastic Random Packing are packaged in corrugated cardboard boxes containing either 1, 5 or 10 cubic feet depending on the specific plastic packing type. Shipping in large plastic sacks (approx. 40-60 CF) is also available upon request.
Storage and Handling:
Kempac Plastic Random Packing is typically shipped in corrugated cardboard boxes and are not designed for outdoor storage.
Store boxes on pallet and off of the ground in order to avoid damage to the corrugated box due to water or condensation.
Do not over stack the boxes.
Do not put any load on top of stacked boxes.
There are multiple ways to install plastic random packing. Installation procedures vary depending on the column diameter, size of packing, packed bed height, the location of other internals, ect. Here are a few tips for installing Kempac Plastic Random Packing.
- Distribute packing pieces in a random manner and never let them fall more than four feet. This is especially important in cold weather since the ductility of the plastic resin will be reduced.
- Make sure the packing fills all the space in the packed bed section.
- Note the position of sensors when they become buried in packing.
- Do not drop packing on sensitive process measurement devices.
- Be careful not to leave any foreign materials in the packed bed section. Make sure all tools, boxes, bags, etc. are removed.
Kempac Plastic Random packing should be inspected on a regular basis as part of a maintenance program. Over time fouling (collection of deposits such as iron, carbonate and bacteria) may occur. Fouling rates will vary greatly depending on the water source. If possible is it a good idea to inspect the packing every six months. Packing can be removed and cleaned if necessary.
Cleaning of Random Packing:
Kempac Plastic Random Packing can be cleaned. There are a variety of ways in which packing can be cleaned. Depending on the vessel manufacturer’s recommendation the packing may be removed for cleaning. There are numerous chemicals that may be used to clean packing such as 3% HCL or citric acid but you should always consult with the manufacturer before cleaning the packing.
Disposal of Random Packing:
Disposal of spent packing is typically done at regional landfills. The packing itself does not pose an environmental problem to the landfill, however the solids present with the fouling may be considered hazardous depending on the application in which they were used. Please consult with your regional landfill regarding the appropriate method of disposal.