May 18th, 2017
Saint-Gobain NorPro continues to lead the way with its Denstone® brand of support media, namely it’s Denstone® deltaP® fixed bed support media. One of the major considerations of Saint-Gobain NorPro’s R&D team when developing Denstone® deltaP® support media was to ensure that this new technology maintains the physical support of the catalyst or adsorbent while also providing lower pressure drop and other benefits when compared to traditional smaller spheres. In order to clearly confirm the performance of Denstone® deltaP®, the company is releasing a video of a migration test that simulated actual process conditions within a fixed bed vessel.
The result of the test showed Denstone® deltaP® media held the adsorbent media in place, with minimal migration of the catalyst through the support media. This is a key benefit because it allows the adsorbent or catalyst to perform its activity function without migrating through the support media in the reactor. This migration could add unnecessary costs and process down time due to pressure drop increases and inactive catalyst.
Not only does Denstone® deltaP® media hold the adsorbent or catalyst in place, but because of the engineered shape of the support media, it also allows processors to potentially reduce the amount of support media. With reduced support media, processors have the option to increase the volume of adsorbent or catalyst used in the reactor, which may improve operational benefits.
The Denstone® support media brand evolved over 70 years ago and the company continues to be innovative in advancing the benefits and characteristics of the brand. Denstone® deltaP® media advances from the traditional “sphere” shape while maintaining the same engineered, consistent performance and inert qualities that Denstone is known for. With Denstone® deltaP® media, Saint-Gobain NorPro has designed the next level of support media which may save processors money and provide additional performance benefits over traditional sphere-shaped media.