Patent Number: 6,183,702

Title: Fluid distributor assembly for a multi-bed, downflow catalytic reactor

Abstract: A distributor assembly for a multi-bed, downflow catalytic reactor is disclosed. The distributor assembly is configured for disposal and fixable attachment between the inner surfaces of the walls of a multi-bed downflow cylindrical reactor wall and for disposal between vertically stacked catalyst beds within the reactor. The assembly includes:(a) a collection plate configured for substantially horizontal disposal between the walls of a cylindrical reactor;(b) a plurality of generally arc-shaped elongated baffles disposed in a staggered, substantially symmetrical pattern about the collection plate;(c) a first mixing zone configured to be bounded on the bottom by the collection plate, on one side by a wall of a cylindrical reactor, and on the opposite side by the outer surface of the elongated baffles;(d) a cylindrical weir fixably attached to the collection plate about the outlet;(e) a second mixing zone bounded on the bottom by the collection plate, on one side by the outer surface of the cap and the first cylindrical weir, and on the opposite side by the inner surface of the elongated baffles;(f) a cap disposed over and about the first cylindrical weir, thereby forming a third mixing zone, plurality of semi-spiral-shaped baffles disposed in the third mixing zone, the semi-spiral-shape;(g) baffles having an elongated shape, having one lateral edge fixed to an inner surface of the cap or an opposite lateral edge fixed to an outer surface of the first cylindrical weir;(h) a substantially doughnut-shaped screen member disposed over a top portion of the cylindrical weir;(i) a plurality of fourth-mixing-zone baffles fixably attached to a top surface of the doughnut-shaped screen member; and(j) a plurality of quench gas ports disposed in the second mixing zone.

Inventors: Nguyen; Duyen T. (Castro Valley, CA), Parimi; Krishniah (Concord, CA), Cash; Dennis R. (Novato, CA)

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International Classification: B01J 8/04 (20060101); C10G 49/00 (20060101); B01J 008/04 (); B01J 008/02 ()

Expiration Date: 02/06/2013