Reactors Internals

WMP is known for manufacturing Reactor internals worldwide. Whether it is through the licensor, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or direct to the end-user, WMP has the material and expertise to get the job done in any timeline.

Axial/Downflow

Axial (or Downflow) Reactor internals refers to the flow direction inside the vessel, which in an Axial flow reactor, is along the vessel axis. Typically, the vessel axis is vertical, however horizontal reactors also have similar internals and flows. In most cases, catalyst is filled to a certain height and the liquid or gas flow is either upwards or downwards. In any Axial flow reactor, the components are critical to ensure retention of the catalyst and superior process flow for maximum output.

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Radial

Radial flow reactors refer to the flow direction inside the vessel, which in a Radial flow reactor, is across the catalyst bed and through the entire length of the vessel simultaneously.  Typically, the vessel axis is vertical, however horizontal reactors also have similar internals and flows. In any Radial flow reactor, the internals are critical to ensure retention of the catalyst and superior process flow for maximum output. WMP has a long established history of innovation and supply for many Radial flow reactor internals. As a trusted partner and supplier to many licensors, WMP has been the first call for planned outages and emergency repair or replacement components. WMP has the ability to quickly address and ship complete reactor internals needed locally or globally.  In many cases WMP may have a plant’s existing prints saved and on file, which saves time and money in engineering and planning. This is also helpful especially when the client may not have prints of their unit.

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