Support and Holddown Grids

Support and hold-down grids are necessary for operating random and structured packings. Their design ensures that they fulfill their static task and at the same time do not represent a hydraulic bottleneck in the column.

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Multibeam Support Grid

Multibeam support grids are normally used for random packing, as they can achieve a relative opening area of 100%.

The basis for the static calculation is the specification of the supported packing (type of packing, material, bed height, hold-up). For calculations in profile mode, this information is automatically taken from the column definition.

Different standard geometries for the profile dimensions can be taken from shortcut buttons.

Holddown Grid

In order to prevent random packing elements from moving or from being thrown into the distributor, hold-down grids are placed on the bed.

Flat Support Grid

Flat support grids are used for structured packings.

The basis for the static calculation is the specification of the supported packing (type, material, bed height, hold-up). For calculations in profile mode, this information is automatically taken from the column definition.