PROJECT HISTORIES - SCRUBBERS
|PASMINCO SCRUBBING SYSTEM
Pasminco Pty Limited, Tasmania, Australia
Against international competition Maskell Productions won a contract to design and supply a scrubbing system to strip sulphur dioxide from the tail gas fumes from a smelting operation.
Pasminco is a company based in Tasmania who had to replace their existing wooden
scrubber units (about 30 years old). The scrubbers used high volumes of saltwater as
the absorption fluid in a once through operation. Our scope was to design the system
given the required parameters and provide the packing to a depth capable of cleaning
the contaminated gasses.
As well as our own in house design team, international consultants were used to
solve this problem, and a detailed design package was supplied to the customer. The
scrubbers’ bodies were built in Australia, and the packing was delivered to site for
installation. Three towers were built and two would be in operation at anyone time,
except for upset conditions.