New catalyst loading system A new patented catalyst loading system for fixed bed tubular reactors is designed to reduce the time spent loading catalysts to 3 days from 2 weeks (using a manual method). All the components are made of stainless steel to help prevent corrosion and increase machine life. The system consists of four parts: The loading cartridge is a key to the accuracy of the system. The patented process of making cartridges helps ensure that each compartment within the cartridge is maintained to a 0.003-0.005 in tolerance. The cartridge is filled by the cartridge charging hopper loading system that holds up to 500 lb of bulk catalyst. It is designed to meter out an exact mea...

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