STEP 1

UNLOADING

The first and most time consuming step of the process is the unloading of the reactor tubes. The most commonly used technology to remove the old catalyst is manual airlancing, by which catalyst particles are loosened with pressurized air and removed by vacuum.

Mourik Industry has developed a unique, automated airlancing solution for step 1 in our Tubular Catalyst Change System: the M-Lance. While manual air lancing is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, the M-Lance reduces the number of people needed in a reactor dome during catalyst unloading. Resulting in both a safer work environment and a more efficient and controlled process.

Next to the M-Lance and traditional airlancing, we may also use other catalyst unloading techniques, dependent on your specific request, such as fishtaping and prodding. Upon request, unloaded, spent catalyst can be de-dusted, screened, weighed and packaged to client specific requirements.

The patented M-Lance works according to the same principle as manual airlancing. However the speed of unloading the reactor tubes is no longer determined by the skills of the operator, but by the constant working force of a machine. One single operator on top of the tube sheet of the reactor can operate the M-Lance, which is equipped with three hoses that empty three reactor pipes simultaneously. Therefore, fewer people and less equipment are needed in the confined space, leading to a safer and more controlled working environment. Moreover, with M-Lance the process of catalyst removal is significantly shortened, minimizing your downtime and reducing your total cost of ownership.

Our time-saving answer
to manual airlancing

M-LANCE

STEP 1

UNLOADING

The first and most time consuming step of the process is the unloading of the reactor tubes. The most commonly used technology to remove the old catalyst is manual airlancing, by which catalyst particles are loosened with pressurized air and removed by vacuum.

Mourik Industry has developed a unique, automated airlancing solution for step 1 in our Tubular Catalyst Change System: the M-Lance. While manual air lancing is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, the M-Lance reduces the number of people needed in a reactor dome during catalyst unloading. Resulting in both a safer work environment and a more efficient and controlled process.

Next to the M-Lance and traditional airlancing, we may also use other catalyst unloading techniques, dependent on your specific request, such as fishtaping and prodding. Upon request, unloaded, spent catalyst can be de-dusted, screened, weighed and packaged to client specific requirements.

M-LANCE

Our time-saving answer
to manual airlancing

The patented M-Lance works according to the same principle as manual airlancing. However the speed of unloading the reactor tubes is no longer determined by the skills of the operator, but by the constant working force of a machine. One single operator on top of the tube sheet of the reactor can operate the M-Lance, which is equipped with three hoses that empty three reactor pipes simultaneously. Therefore, fewer people and less equipment are needed in the confined space, leading to a safer and more controlled working environment. Moreover, with M-Lance the process of catalyst removal is significantly shortened, minimizing your downtime and reducing your total cost of ownership.