In today’s era of higher expectations of mist eliminators, achieving such benefits requires better knowledge on the part of users. It is no longer adequate for a designer simply to indicate “mist eliminator” in a drawing. The results will depend on proper specification of mist eliminator type (or combination of types), orientation, thickness, internal details, support and spacing in the vessel, vapor velocity and flow pattern, and many other considerations.
Despite the advances that have been made, mist eliminator specification is still as much art as science. For all but the most experienced users, proper application depends on consultation with a manufacturer’s engineers. Such help should be considered for every new mist eliminator application as well as every upgrade or debottlenecking of existing applications.
TO MAKE THE MOST of a mist eliminator investment, the designer should become familiar with the considerations and possibilities involved. Due to the numerous variables involved in specifying mist eliminators, designers and purchasers should consult with Amistco’s separation specialists before making a final decision.