Ceramic support balls/media are inert with stable properties and a low rate of water adsorption. They are normally used to support adsorbents and catalysts within reactor vessels or support grid perforations but can also be utilized as grinding media. They can also help to improve the gas or liquid distribution through the catalyst bed.
Ceramic Support balls can withstand:
High temperatures and high pressure
Corrosion of acid, alkali and some other organic solvents
Thermal shock (quick change of temperature)
All sizes from 1/8” (3mm) up to 2” (50mm) are available.
Catalyst Bed Supports are used routinely in the following specific services: Ammonia plants, Hydrotreaters, Bender treaters, Isomerization units, Chloride absorbers, pre-treaters and reactors, Claus units, Molecular sieve units, Diesel hydrotreaters, Naphtha treaters, Fixed bed reformers, Reformer pre-treaters, Fluidized pollution control, Hydrocrackers (1st stage), VGO pre-treaters, Hydrogen plants.