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.
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