Ceramic Balls


Ceramic Balls

RP inert ceramic balls are widely used as catalyst and adsorbent bed support material in refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries, with unmatched shock strength, thermal resistance and crush strength.

Available sizes: 1.5mm, 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, 13mm,16mm, 19mm, 25mm, 30mm, 38mm, 50mm, 75mm


SPECIFICATION

Chemical composition
 

RP-19

RP-99

Property Unit Value Value
Si02 % 70-74 ≤0.2
Al2O3 % 18-22 ≥99.0
SiO2+Al2O3 % ≥92
Fe2O3 % ≤1.5 ≤0.05
CaO % ≤0.6 ≤0.1
TiO2 % ≤0.2 ≤0.05
MgO % ≤0.76 ≤0.05
K2O % ≤3.2 ≤0.05
Na2O % ≤1 ≤0.2
Leachable Iron % Less than 0.03
Physical properties
Property Unit Value Value
Void factor % 40 40
Water absorption wt. % ≤1 ≤3
Hardness Mohs ≥7 ≥8
Particle density gm/cc 2.3-2.4 3.56
Bulk density kg/m³ 1380-1400 2000-2200
Maximum operation temperature °C 980 1800
Acid resistance % 99.6
Alkali resistance % 85

Crush Strength

Size, mm (inch) Unit Value Value
3mm (1/8") lbs(kg) ≥88 (40) ≥200 (90)
6mm (1/4") lbs(kg) ≥180 (82) ≥450 (205)
10mm (3/8") lbs(kg) ≥330 (150) ≥880 (400)
13mm(1/2") lbs(kg) ≥600 (273) ≥1870 (850)
19mm(3/4") lbs(kg) ≥1320 (600) ≥3520 (1600)
25mm(1") lbs(kg) ≥2200 (1000) ≥5500 (2500)
30mm(1-1/4") lbs(kg) ≥2200 (1000) ≥5500 (2500)
38mm(1-1/2") lbs(kg) ≥2600 (1182) ≥6600 (3000)
50mm (2") Ibs(kg) ≥3000 (1362) ≥8800 (4000)

 

Typical Application:

Refinery Industry:

  • Desulfurization
  • Hydrocracking
  • Hydrogenation
  • Reforming
  • Isomerization
  • Claus Reactors

Ammonia Plants:

  • Desulfurization
  • Hydrotreating
  • Methanation
  • Reforming
  • Molecular Sieve

Petrochemical Industry:

  • Dehydrogenation
  • Crude oil cracking
  • Oxychlorination
  • Oxo process
  • Desulfurization
  • Ethylene cracking & drying
  • Polymerization

Gas Processing Industry:

  • Dryers
  • LNG Prepurifiers LPG Treaters
  • Mercury Removal from Natural Gas

Industrial Gas Processing Industry:

  • Air Prepurifiers
  • Dryers

Acid Production:

  • Separation

Package

25kg PP bags; 1MT PP super sacks; 1CF Carton Box; 150L/200L steel drums; etc