When customer contact KemFlo regarding plastic random packing they typically have an idea of what they are looking for in general terms but rely on Kemflo’s sales team to walk them through the various options in selecting the best random packing for their specific application. Every customer’s needs are different. Some customers are looking to optimize the performance of their scrubber while other are more concerned with overall cost, but most customers are looking for a balance between performance and operating cost. Therefore, it is important to present customer with all available plastic random packing options.
Typically the discussion begins with what style of packing the customer is looking for. Do they want a high performance packing such as the Tripack or do they want a more basic packing such as the Pall Ring or plastic saddle style? KemFlo’s Tripack plastic random packing is a high performance plastic random packing which is uniquely designed with a network of rids, structs and drop rods which optimize efficiency by providing both significant surface area but at the same time also has plenty of open space. The Tripack also has a spherical design which prevents settling and nesting in a packed bed.
While KemFlo’s Pall Ring offers a more basic design than the Tripack it has many excellent features and performs excellent in most applications. The Pall Ring consists of an open wall construction which maintains even liquid distribution throughout the packed bed. The reinforced structs of the Pall Ring also provide additional surface area for gas and liquid contact and also provide substantial support to the outer ring.
There is also the plastic saddles style random packing to consider. The Saddle style does not give the performance of the Tripack but it does offer durability and a very ling track record. The Saddle style plastic random packing has been used for many years and in many applications.
Determining the packing size is also critical. The Tripack and Pall Ring are available in 1”, 2” and 3.5” while the plastic Saddle style packing is available in 1”, 2” and 3”. Determining the proper packing size is based on column size and other date such as flow rates and pressure.
Another very important aspect when it comes to purchasing plastic random packing is the selection of resin. KemFlo’s Tripack, Pall Ring and Plastic Saddle style packing are all available in a variety of resins. Some of the more common resins include Polypropylene, Polypropylene with glass fill, PVC, CPVC, Kynar, Tefzel, Teflon and Halar. KemFlo offers other resins upon request. All of the resins that KemFlo uses to make their plastic random packing comes from manufactures in either the United States of America or Canada. Most importantly all of the resin that KemFlo uses is traceable back to the manufacture’s specific batch.
Once a specific packing is selected KemFlo ensures that our customer’s order is manufactured under strict quality control procedures and shipped is a timely fashion. Expediting emergency orders is also available upon request.
For additional information on our Tripack, Pall Ring or Plastic Saddle or to place an order please call us or visit our website at kempac-packing.com.