STEP 3

LOADING

The most important step in a catalyst change is the loading of the fresh catalyst. This step in the process has a direct effect on catalyst lifetime and reactor performance, and therefore on the profitability of the chemical plant. Mourik uses several technologies to load the fresh catalyst. It can be done by machines, template or inserts. An improved version of various loading technologies is the M-IDC loader, a unique and patented solution by Mourik. In addition to catalyst loading, mechanical works such as replacing support springs, gas caps and catalyst support discs (CSD’s) can also form a part of our work scope.

M-IDC Loader is our unique and patented Modular Insert De-dusting Catalyst Loading system. The M-IDC Loader improves on loading techniques already performed by Mourik, such as template loading and machine loading. 

The M-IDC Loader is a modular system. By combining the M-IDC modules, the system can reach every tube on the tube sheet. It can be built around coolant pipes and other obstacles. It can follow any radius and reach every tube. Once the tubes in a section are loaded, the loading hose is moved to a second section, and a third section, next to the first one, is prepared. This ensures continuous loading of the reactor.

Each module has a high frequency vibration motor and a connection to the vacuuming system. Because vibration is used, there is no mechanical pressure on the catalyst and there are no workers sweeping the catalyst. This minimizes the risk of damaging the catalyst.

Every tube loaded to perfection

M-IDC LOADER

The M-IDC Loader extracts dust 
at three different points:

1 At the de-dusting hopper on top of the reactor

2 At the end of the four-inch loading hose inside the reactor

3 On the MIDC loaders just before the catalyst drops into the tubes by the          unique design of the inserts.

Due to the high frequency vibration system, the three-way dedusting system and the modular set up, the M-IDC Loader safeguards a uniform catalyst density and therefore maximizes the catalyst performance.

STEP 3

LOADING

The most important step in a catalyst change is the loading of the fresh catalyst. This step in the process has a direct effect on catalyst lifetime and reactor performance, and therefore on the profitability of the chemical plant. Mourik uses several technologies to load the fresh catalyst. It can be done by machines, template or inserts. An improved version of various loading technologies is the M-IDC loader, a unique and patented solution by Mourik. In addition to catalyst loading, mechanical works such as replacing support springs, gas caps and catalyst support discs (CSD’s) can also form a part of our work scope.

M-IDC LOADER

Every tube loaded to perfection

M-IDC Loader is our unique and patented Modular Insert De-dusting Catalyst Loading system. The M-IDC Loader improves on loading techniques already performed by Mourik, such as template loading and machine loading. 

The M-IDC Loader is a modular system. By combining the M-IDC modules, the system can reach every tube on the tube sheet. It can be built around coolant pipes and other obstacles. It can follow any radius and reach every tube. Once the tubes in a section are loaded, the loading hose is moved to a second section, and a third section, next to the first one, is prepared. This ensures continuous loading of the reactor.

Each module has a high frequency vibration motor and a connection to the vacuuming system. Because vibration is used, there is no mechanical pressure on the catalyst and there are no workers sweeping the catalyst. This minimizes the risk of damaging the catalyst.

The M-IDC Loader extracts dust at three different points:

1 At the de-dusting hopper on top of the reactor

2 At the end of the four-inch loading hose inside the reactor

3 On the MIDC loaders just before the catalyst drops into the tubes by the          unique design of the inserts.

Due to the high frequency vibration system, the three-way dedusting system and the modular set up, the M-IDC Loader safeguards a uniform catalyst density and therefore maximizes the catalyst performance.