This package was supplied to a company processing chemical intermediates and speciality chemicals.

The package is basically a steam ejector-liquid ring vacuum pump combination set, with the vacuum pump operated on a closed loop basis.

The vapours from the process are varied and corrosive, and to combat the vapours, the steam-ejector stage was constructed from PTFE for all contact parts. The interstage condenser is a graphite block unit, fed with cooling tower water with condensate falling to a receiver vessel.

The liquid pump ring is operated using caustic solution as a ring medium.

The caustic strength is kept to 5% to prevent salt formation, and the pH is monitored on a regular basis prior to dumping and refill.


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