Feedstock & Equipment Protection

Feedstock Filtration

Liquid and solid contaminants entering a chemical process can cause the following problems:

  • Reduction in reaction efficiency
  • Failure to achieve final product quality specifications
  • Rotating equipment failure
Any of these difficulties can be overcome by installing effective filtration and coalescing technology from Pall on feed lines to the reactor system. Process fluid temperature, pressure and viscosity are usually at their lowest at this point in the process. This means it is the most cost-effective place to install separation equipment.

Pall has the widest variety of separation technology available. This includes disposable and regenerable particle filter systems for treatment of gases and liquids and coalescing products to remove water and liquid chemical contaminants.

Chemical processes often use pumps and compressors to circulate liquids and gases through the reaction process. Contamination entering the process or generated within the process can lead to the following problems:

  • Equipment failure
  • Off-specification product
  • Reduced yield

Geräteschutz

Contaminants generated within the process entering with liquid and gas feeds can damage rotating equipment. This equipment may be located in feed or recirculating lines. Solid and liquid contaminants entering a pump or compressor can lead to mechanical damage resulting in failure of this equipment.

Installation of a Pall particle filter or coalescer prior to this equipment can provide the following benefits:

  • Eliminate unplanned shutdowns
  • Increase efficiency and capacity
  • Extend pump and compressor life
  • Reduce maintenance costs for labor and spare parts
  • Remove unwanted byproducts