Minimum catalyst. Maximum performance. A compact burner with high efficiency. A catalyst you can bend and shape to fit just about any configuration. And superior economy.
Break with convention
Conventional catalysts often have serious drawbacks. Our wire-mesh catalysts are unconventional. They offer structured catalysis with flexible solutions based on internationally patented wire-mesh catalyst technology. They open up new design opportunities for major improvements in productivity, selectivity and system integration in a wide range of applications.
The mesh catalyst can be laser cut, folded and shaped in almost any kind of shapes. They are used in various applications, where it would have been impossible to install conventional type of catalysts such as monolith and pellet based catalysts.
Many pros, few cons
The technology is based on proprietary catalyst manufacturing technology within our owner group, which let us produce highly efficient catalyst on any kind of substrate like wire meshes, heat exchange plates or any other type of surface of interest.
Application of the catalyst in the form of a robust mesh leads to several techno-economic advantages. From the chemical standpoint the turbulence induced causes rapid heat and mass transfer, leading in turn to much smaller catalyst volumes and burner sizes. The design also allows defined temperature profiles to be used.
In addition, pressure drop are lower, and the simplicity and compactness of the burner give much reduced product size and weight and allow for installation in confined spaces.
Patented manufacturing process
Wire-mesh catalysts are usually manufactured from various steel alloys. The mechanical stability of the catalyst depends on steel grade, wire diameter, mesh number and burner design. In the patented manufacturing process, the mesh surface is coated with a porous substance (as shown in this electron microscope picture) of very high mechanical stability, as verified by a variety of tests.