KATALCO- 32.

5 will absorb sulfur to an extent of 20% w / w of the total catalyst weight in the reactor Calculation : Feed flow rate –F Sulfur in feed ( ppm ) – S Bulk density of catalyst – B = 1100 Kg / M3 Volume of catalyst bed in the reactor – V = 10.19 M3 Total weight of catalyst in bed = B x V = 1100 x 10.19 = 11209 Kgs Maximum sulfur that the bed can absorb = 11209 x (20 / 100) = 2241.8 Kgs Total sulfur in feed = F x S / 106 Kgs / Hr Total running hours = 2241.8 / [ ( F x S) / 106] Hrs Sample calculation : Feed rate – F = 21791 Kgs / Hr Sulfur in feed in ppm – S = 20 Hence, total running hours = 2241.8 / [ ( 21791 x 20) / 106 ] = 5153.56 Hrs Catalyst life in days = 5153.56 / 24 = 214.71 days Catalyst Life in Months = 214.71/30 = 7.1 Months This Calculation has been made for KATALCO ZnO bed catalyst if we are using Sued chem. catalyst the Density will change on the similar grounds the life has to be estimated.

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