FLEXIPAC® HC® structured packing has been used in hundreds of columns to increase capacity and reduce pressure drop for new construction and for replacing standard sheet metal structured packings, conventional random packings, and trays.
FLEXIPAC® HC® structured packing combines excellent capacity and efficiency characteristics with a lower pressure drop per theoretical stage. It is the preferred packing for vacuum distillation applications.
Similar in construction to FLEXIPAC® packing, FLEXIPAC® HC® packing has a modification in the geometry of the corrugation at the top and bottom for each packing layer. The change in geometry:
- Eliminates the abrupt change in flow direction of the liquid and vapor phases at the packing layer interface.
- Eliminates the premature build-up of liquid
- Helps maintain the low pressure drop characteristics of structured packing throughout the efficient operating range
of the packing.
The advantages of FLEXIPAC® HC® packing are particularly strong for smaller corrugation crimp size, higher surface area packings.