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1. (WO2017153057) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING A PACKING DISK OF A STRUCTURED PACKING INTO A VESSEL OF A MATERIAL-EXCHANGE COLUMN

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153057    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/025046
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B01J 19/32
B01D 3/32
F25J 3/04
Applicants: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: KANZLER, Karlmann
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING A PACKING DISK OF A STRUCTURED PACKING INTO A VESSEL OF A MATERIAL-EXCHANGE COLUMN
Abstract:
The present invention relates to an apparatus (13) for installing a packing disk (4 – 8) of a structured packing (3) into a vessel (2) of a material-exchange column (1), having a separating device (36) for separating the endless packing strip (19) into individual packing sheets (10, 10’, 10’’, 10’’’), a conveying device (20) for conveying the individual packing sheets (10, 10’, 10’’, 10’’’) to the vessel (2), in order to stack the individual packing sheets (10, 10’, 10’’, 10’’’) in the vessel (2) to form the packing disk (4 – 8), and a measuring device (39) that is designed to measure a preferably horizontal distance (a39) between two mutually opposite points (64, 65) of an internal contour (66) of the vessel (2), wherein the separating device (36) is designed to separate the individual packing sheets (10, 10’, 10’’, 10’’’) from the endless packing strip (19) such that a respective length of the packing sheets (10, 10’, 10’’, 10’’’) is less than or equal to the measured distance (a39). In that context, a central axis (M2) of the vessel (2) is arranged horizontally in the apparatus (13).