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Mist Eliminators
Mist Eliminators

Knitted mesh mist eliminators are made by Wire Mesh Industries from layers of knitted mesh stocking crimped or corrugated to give a given set of properties for a given volume of space. The use of extremely fine wire combined with an exacting range of crimp depths and widths allows for the generation of an extremely large surface area for a given volume in conjunction with an extremely high void space. Such an arrangement creates an ideal filter for removing entrained liquid droplets from gas and vapour streams finding particular use in the chemical, petrochemical and petroleum refining industries amongst others.

Common situations requiring the use of mist eliminators include the following:

  • Distillation columns - Improve product quality and increase throughput.
  • Evaporators - Prevent loss of valuable product
  • Gas Scrubbers - Improve separation of the contacting liquid to leave gas clean
  • Knockout Drums - Reduce capital expense by reducing vessel dimensions
  • Absorbers - Prevent loss of valuable solvents
  • Refinery columns - Increase product throughput, prolong catalyst usability by the reduction of metals and carbon in side draws.
A range of materials are used in the manufacture of mist eliminators including stainless steels such as 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 309, 310S and 321 stainless steels, monel, hastelloy, nickel, SAF, incoloy and more as well as non-metals such as polypropylene, PTFE and fibreglass. Such a varied range of materials allows for the use of mist eliminators in a range of process conditions.

Eliminators are commonly made up of a number of layers of crimped knitted mesh stocking (the eliminator mattress) supported between top and bottom metal frames (support grids) and can range in diameter from as small as 40 mm to bigger than 7,000 mm depending on the vessel and the process conditions therein.
Wire Mesh Industries manufactures all its own mist eliminators from start raw wire to finished packaged product and the bulk of this division is based around the supply of mist eliminators to export markets including Singapore, Malaysia, The People’s Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand amongst a significant number of client countries. We supply global companies such as BP, Shell, Mobil, Petronas, Caltex, Alcoa, BHP Billiton and more with mist eliminators and our reputation for service, quality and price competitiveness in the field is unparalleled in this part of the world.

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