Packed bed towers

Actionable and cost-effective monitoring solutions

Tru-GridTM Scan and PackViewTM

Our technologies provide actionable and cost-effective monitoring methods for gas conditioning systems. Tru-GridTM Scan and PackViewTM analysis is used to evaluate the quality of liquid phase distribution and verify the placement of packed bed towers and distributors. It can also help to diagnose problems such as fouled or crushed packing, overflowing distributor sector trays, flooding and foaming. Tru-GridTM Scan results determine process issues that might be easily remedied by a change in operating procedures, or confirm the position or operating condition of packed beds and other major internals. This allows any necessary repairs in advance, minimising downtime, emergency expenditures and lost production.

ThruVisionTM scanning

A ThruVisionTM scan is the next step to investigate liquid maldistribution. It provides additional insights when different phases are poorly distributed, or solid build-up has occurred. Performed at a single elevation, ThruVisionTM is a 360° scan that produces a detailed contour map of the liquid distribution, and helps identify a more complicated problem that may be proving difficult to identify using other techniques.

Tracerco DiagnosticsTM Distribution study

A Tracerco DiagnosticsTM Distribution study is typically used for determining potential carry-over/carry-under or maldistribution of liquid or vapour, but the density change is so small that it cannot be detected by a Tru-GridTM Scan or ThruVisionTM. Study results allow flow dynamics to be determined, including cross-sectional distribution and velocity. To learn more about our packed bed tower scanning download our fact sheet.

Our range of diagnostic technologies can help you to target any operational issues quickly and efficiently, in separators and piping/flare systems.


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