Collectors with Support Grid (AMB-SGC)

Collectors with Support Grid

Collectors with support grids are essential components used in various types of towers and vessels in industrial processes such as distillation, absorption, and stripping. These collectors are designed to facilitate the uniform distribution or collection of fluids while providing structural support to the tower internals.

These collectors consist of two main components

  • Grid Structure: The support grid is typically constructed from materials such as metal alloys, plastics, or ceramics. It features a grid-like structure with openings or perforations that allow fluid flow while providing structural strength.
  • Collector Plates: Positioned above or below the support grid, collector plates collect or distribute fluids as needed for the specific process requirements. These plates may have various configurations, such as weirs, troughs, or risers, depending on the application.


These collectors are widely used in various industries, including petrochemical, chemical processing, oil refining, gas processing, and environmental applications. They play a critical role in optimizing separation processes and ensuring the efficient operation of towers and vessels.

Types of Collectors with Support Grids

  • Liquid Collectors: These collectors gather liquid streams from trays or packing and direct them to downstream processes. The support grid ensures uniform distribution of liquid across the tower.
  • Gas Collectors: Used to collect gas streams from the tower for further processing or venting. The support grid helps evenly distribute gas flow across the tower cross-section.
  • Liquid Distributors: Distribute liquid streams evenly across the tower's packing or tray surfaces, optimizing mass transfer efficiency.
  • Gas Distributors: Ensure uniform distribution of gas streams across the tower internals, improving contact with the liquid phase for enhanced separation.