The purpose of a Schoepentoeter™ and Schoepentoeter Plus™ is to decrease the momentum of the feed, perform a first stage separation of solids and liquid from the vapor, and achieve an even vapor distribution across the vessel cross section. This is obtained by splitting the feed mixture into a series of flat jets.
CFD of Shell Schoepentoeter
The Schoepentoeter Plus™ is equipped with sophisticated catching rims to minimize re-entrainment.
Shell Schoepentoeter Plus™ with sophisticated catching rims
Example of liquid removal efficiency of different gas inlet devices
The Shell Schoepentoeter™ and Schoepentoeter Plus™ inlet devices achieve a considerable reduction of the vessel height and inlet nozzle sizes compared to conventional inlet devices, and are suitable for installation in horizontal or vertical separators.