MECS® UniFlo® Acid Distributors
These unique units deliver continuous acid distribution for optimum absorption efficiency in sulfuric acid plants. Built with our latest lightweight, corrosion-resistant MECS® ZeCor® alloys, UniFlo® Acid Distributors also reduce installation, maintenance and lifecycle costs
With nearly 1000 acid distributors installed in sulfuric acid plants worldwide, MECS® offers proven engineering solutions to meet your organization’s needs. The design of our newest, patented UniFlo® Acid Distributors gives your plant all the advantages of a conventional trough-style distributor, with many added benefits. To start with, UniFlo® Acid Distributors provide continuous and precise distribution of acid throughout the tower packing. This ensures optimum absorption efficiency and less pressure drop, as well as minimum mist generation and maximum service life of downstream equipment.
Fabricated with Corrosion-Resistant ZeCor® Alloys
We offer UniFlo® Acid Distributors in our ZeCor®-Z and ZeCor®-310M alloys, the toughest corrosion-resistant materials on the market, exclusively available from MECS®. These unique engineered alloys exhibit corrosion rates of less than 1 mpy (0.0254 mm/yr) under normal operating conditions in 93% to 99% strong sulfuric acid. In fact, our ZeCor® equipment has a standard life of 20-plus years. As a result, UniFlo® Acid Distributors have significantly lower lifecycle costs than conventional designs in cast iron. What’s more, lightweight ZeCor® makes UniFlo® Acid Distributors easier for plant maintenance personnel to install.
Unique Designs and Processes
To increase cost efficiencies and tower performance, MECS® UniFlo® Acid Distributors reduce the number of trough rows required per tower. Our wider and deeper trough bodies reduce acid velocities to a minimum, decreasing velocity-induced corrosion and plugging, and allowing for smooth acid flow, high absorption efficiency, and lower pressure drop.
A set of uniquely designed and patented gate assemblies in each trough makes setup and flow adjustments quick and easy. These adjustments can be made in minutes without changing out orifice plates. Our open trough design makes visual inspection simple. The result is a distributor with continuous and extremely uniform acid distribution — with the added benefits of faster setup, flow calibration, and field installation.
Expert MECS® engineers can customize UniFlo® Acid Distributors to your sulfuric acid plant specifications. With its lightweight installation, uniform acid distribution, dependability, enhanced safety, easier maintenance, longer life, and lower costs — the advantages of UniFlo® are clear.
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DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- MECS® Sulfuric Acid and Environmental Technologies
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.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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!
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.
DynaWave® Application: Cement Kilns
To get more information on improving removal efficiency and protection against corrosion in cement kilns, please read the full bulletin on DynaWave® wet gas scrubber applications.
DynaWave® Reverse Jet Scrubber
Read the short brochure to learn more about the application, features and benefits of using our DynaWave® Reverse Jet Scrubbers.
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.
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.
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.
IsoTherming® for Diesel Hydrotreaters
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on revamping diesel hydrotreaters with IsoTherming® clean fuel technology.
IsoTherming® Clean Fuel Technology
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure on IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology for cleaner fuel.
IsoTherming® Clean Fuel Article
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article in Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine to learn more about IsoTherming® clean fuel technology and alternative desulfurising methods.
Ideas for a Better Cleanup
Read the full article in Sulphur Magazine for more information on how DynaWave® wet gas scrubbers can help lower operating costs, allow greater flexibility, and lower CO2 emissions.
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.