Trayed Column – Optimizing Use of Anti-Foam

Pre Job Info:

This customer’s tower required regular injection of anti-foaming agents in order to maintain stable operational conditions. However, they wanted to ensure that they were making optimum use of the anti-foam and not unnecessarily spending money on additional volumes that didn’t provide any benefit.

TowerScan Results:

A series of scans were performed with changing amounts of anti-foam being injected. Gradually decreasing the volume of anti-foam, the red scan showed foaming just starting to develop. The next reduction in anti-foam volume showed a significant increase in the number of trays experiencing foaming, thereby allowing the customer to determine the threshold level of anti-foam that would allow them to maintain stable process operating conditions and minimize cost.


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  1. An evaluation of your immediate concerns and an idea of what you wish to accomplish.
  2. An overall mechanical drawing of the tower or process equipment. This tells us things like tower height and diameter, as well as the elevation and orientation of trays, packed beds and nozzles.
  3. Access to the top of your tower.
  4. A safe work permit.
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