GOODLOE® Mesh Structured Packing
Provides high mass transfer efficiency as a knitted wire structured packing.
GOODLOE® mesh structured packing can generate HETP (height equivalent to a theoretical plate) values as low as 2 inches [50 mm] in pilot columns, and values of 3 inches [75 mm] in production columns. These high efficiencies are possible because of the high ratio of surface-area-to-volume inherent in the GOODLOE mesh structured packing design.
GOODLOE mesh structured packing is produced by knitting multiple fine metallic filaments that are then surface textured and either spiral wound or layered into elements for insertion into the tower. The open structure creates multiple twisting paths for the vapor to travel while providing a high-void fraction that minimizes pressure drop. At the same time, the inherent capillary action of the fine wires causes the liquid to spread into thin films that continuously combine and divide for optimum mixing and contact with the vapor throughout the entire packing volume. The peripheral compression feature of the packing construction assures firm contact with the tower wall, minimizing the possibility of vapor bypassing or liquid channeling. The net result is a packing with high mass transfer efficiency and low pressure drop.
GOODLOE mesh structured packing is manufactured in several different styles depending on efficiency and pressure drop requirements.
It is available in 300 and 400 series stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, titanium and many other alloys.