Koch-Glitsch developed Sectionalized Beams to meet the continuous mass transfer industry demands for revamping large-diameter packed tower columns. The Sectionalized Beams are designed to pass through the vessel manway, minimizing installation and overall turnaround duration. With these shop-fabricated beam sections, the installation is safer, easier, and faster. Due to the innovative mechanical design, the Sectionalized Beam provides a greater strength/weight ratio for longer spans compared to traditional beams. The Sectionalized Beam provides openings which allow for communication of process fluids.