Column internals such as random or structured packings should allow high separation efficiency, but the energy requirement should be as low as possible. New column internals are developed in order to meet the increasing demand of the industry in terms of performance and resource efficiency. In addition to “active” internals such as packing, structured packings or trays, the non-separating internals such as support trays, liquid distributors and droplet affect the performance of columns, too.
In order to provide reliable data for the design of columns, e.g. for design tools, experimental studies need to be performed. ENVIMAC operates a fully automated test plant for the study of the separation efficiency and hydro dynamics of column internals.
Standardized performance test of column packings
We use accepted standardized methods to determine separation efficiency and hydraulics, allowing reliable, transparent and independent results.