Mesh mist eliminators
Upgrade while replacing
Most mist eliminators are replaced on a regular basis due to fouling or corrosion. Very often the same style of mist eliminator that was installed originally is specified for the replacement. However, because of
Koch-Glitsch’s continuing research and development activities, we are usually able to offer a newer style of mist eliminator that will increase capacity, efficiency, or both. This new style can be installed without the need to make any modifications to the vessel.
Very often the need for a replacement mist eliminator is not realized until the plant is ready to come back onstream, and delivery of a replacement needs to be made very quickly. Koch-Glitsch has a large inventory of wire on hand and a 24-hour emergency number, so we can often deliver a replacement mesh mist eliminator within a 24-hour period – or same day if necessary.
Replace rather than clean
Cleaning a wire mesh mist eliminator after it has become fouled can be very difficult, and the use of high pressure hoses can often do more harm than good. When the mist eliminator is put back into service, operators often find that performance has actually deteriorated. Koch-Glitsch has done research on the performance of “cleaned” mist eliminators that shows cleaning is usually not very effective. For more information see our bulletin “Do You Feel Lucky."