MECS® TowerGARD® Mesh Pads for Sulfuric Acid Plants
The distinctive design and materials of Brink® TowerGARD® Mesh Pads from MECS® enable turndown ratios of 50% or more for sulfuric acid plants, and significantly improve corrosion resistance, compared to conventional mesh pads.
Fine sulfuric acid mist, created by mechanical shearing forces within tower packing, can pass through conventional mesh pads and cause downstream corrosion of valuable equipment. Instead, TowerGARD® Mesh Pads capture, collect and return the acid mist to the tower. TowerGARD® systems are made with co-knit fibers and provide larger surface areas to capture slower and smaller droplets. These systems exceed the limitations of conventional mesh pads, and are capable of handling turndown ratios of 50% or more.
Fabricated with Corrosion-Resistant ZeCor®-Z Alloys
Sulfuric acid plants using mesh pads in absorbing or drying tower service have long been plagued by the relatively short life of stainless steel, Alloy 20, or even Teflon® mesh pads.Many plants replace such pads every two to three years, or even every year. MECS® has engineered the best corrosion-resistant alloy ever produced for protection against sulfuric acid: ZeCor®-Z. Only MECS® can incorporate this unique material into our TowerGARD® Mesh Pads, which have been demonstrated to significantly improve corrosion resistance when replacing conventional pads in sulfuric acid plants
World-Leading Sulfuric Acid Plant Mist Elimination
TowerGARD® Mesh Pads and all Brink® systems are backed by the most experienced team of engineers and the most technically advanced research tools in the submicron aerosol mist collection industry. Since the first Brink® Fiber Bed Mist Eliminator was developed in 1958, MECS® has set the standard for providing the widest range of mist elimination solutions to meet diverse needs. As the world leaders in the design and construction of sulfuric acid plants, MECS® engineers have in-depth knowledge of industrial gas inlet conditions, fiber bed design, and materials of construction and corrosion resistance. Our experts can analyze and recommend the right Brink® solution for even the most difficult sulfuric acid mist elimination projects. We can customize a solution for your organization to achieve the highest performance, lowest pressure drop, and longest lifecycle available, with lower plant maintenance and operating costs.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- MECS® Sulfuric Acid and Environmental Technologies
- IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing
- BELCO® Scrubber Technologies for SOx, NOx & Particulates
DuPont Operator Training Simulators (OTS)
We combine our technical expertise and owner/operator experience with our world-class safety culture to deliver a high-impact training program for your operators and engineers. By leveraging the power of DuPont’s high-fidelity dynamic process simulators students learn valuable troubleshooting and response skills in a realistic environment that models “cause and effect” relationships across the entire.
- STRATCO® Alkylation Technology
INFORMATION & IDEAS
ZeCor® Alloy Tech Bulletin
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) ZeCor® technical bulletin to learn more about our ZeCor® Alloy corrosion-resistant and high-performance metal.
Zecor® Piping System Information
MECS® ZeCor®-Z piping systems set the leading standard on prevention of leaks. The ultra-low corrosion rate of ZeCor-Z results in reduced maintenance costs. Read the brochure to learn more.
MECS® UniFlo® Technical Bulletin
Read the MECS® UniFlo® acid distributor technical bulletin to learn more about the uses and benefits of our ZeCor®-Z and ZeCor®-310M corrosion-resistant family of alloys in this application.
Hydrogen Safety: Sulfuric Acid Today
Feature on hydrogen safety in the sulfuric acid industry in Sulfuric Acid Today by James W. Dougherty, Process Engineer, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.
Acid Coolers Technical Brochure
Download the MECS® engineered alloy products technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our innovative FilmGARD®-5 Anodic Protection System offering.
ZeCor® Alloy Packing Brochure
Read the product and offering brochure to learn more about the features and benefits of using our ZeCor® Alloy packing support system.
Clean Technologies Best Practices Workshop
DuPont hosts an annual Best Practices Workshop highlighting the STRATCO® Alkylation and MECS® Sulfuric Acid Regeneration Technologies. We had a great turnout for our 2014 Best Practices Workshop in September 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA! Our 2015 Best Practices Workshop is in the planning stages, so be on the lookout for more information!
MECS® WavePak™ Brochure
Read the brochure to learn more about how our MECS® WavePak™ ceramic porcelain packing can help your business increase both performance and savings.
Read the short DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on solid catalyst alkylation.
ZeCor® Alloy Brochure
Download the ZeCor® Alloy technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our corrosion-resistant and high-performance metals.
MECS® SULFOX™ Brochure
Download the full brochure to learn more about features, benefits, the MECS® SULFOX™ process, the MECS® SULFOX™ Flow Diagram and MECS® SULFOX™ applications.
Mild hydrocracking is catalytic cracking in the presence of hydrogen and operating at ‘mild’ hydrogen partial pressures. IsoTherming® technology limits the temperature rise across the reactor to minimize undesirable side reactions.