Unleash Performance

Crystaphase CatTrap can extend your reactor’s production cycles up to 1,000 percent.

Crystaphase CatTrap® technology removes particles from your feedstock before they can cause pressure drop that forces you to shut down your reactor. With its linear holding capacity, capturing a full cycle’s worth of particles is a simple matter of bed depth, and with its industry-leading void space ratio, that bed depth can be less than you think. With pressure drop out of the way, you can increase throughput by as much as 50 percent.

Further Description

Crystaphase delivers CatTrap technology as reticulated ceramic medallions in a range of sizes to match the particles that can bring down your reactor. Through comprehensive sample analysis, Crystaphase can help you identify the composition and morphology of the foulants you face. CatTrap then delivers an integrated system for removing those obstacles with precision and efficiency.
The key is the unique internal filtration design. Unlike other materials that filter in the space between the pieces, CatTrap filters from within. The struts of the reticulated ceramic material create high-tortuosity pathways that extract insoluble foulants from feedstock as it passes through the material. When a piece is full, feedstock flows around it into the empty material below. The result is a linear holding capacity unlike any other.
When randomly loaded into the unit, the sum of the effective internal porosity and external void space exceeds 90 percent. This means a smaller volume of CatTrap can capture a greater volume of foulant than other materials. Use the space for more filtration, or use the space for more catalyst — with CatTrap, the choice is yours.
Pore sizes include 10, 30, 50, 65, 80, and 100 pores per inch (ppi).

Physical Properties

Physical Properties CatTrap 10 CatTrap 30 CatTrap 50 CatTrap 65 CatTrap 80 CatTrap 100
Axial Plate Crush Strength, lbs > 300 > 500 > 300 > 300 > 400 > 400
Effective Internal Porosity, % 80 80 80 80 80 80
External Void Space as Loaded, % 40–55 40–55 40–55 40–55 40–55 40–55
Effective Void & Porosity Space as Loaded, % 90 90 90 90 90 90
Pieces/ft3 285 500 900 900 900 900
Outside Diameter, mm 51 (2.0") 51 (2.0") 51 (2.0") 51 (2.0") 51 (2.0") 51 (2.0")
Thickness, mm 32 (1.25") 32 (1.25") 32 (1.25") 32 (1.25") 32 (1.25") 32 (1.25")
Sock Loaded Density (lbs./ft3) 14–18 14–18 14–18 14–18 14–18 14–18
Color White White White White White White
Maximum Operating Temp. °F 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800