FRI Column PRO was developed by EPCON working in cooperation with Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) based on their 60 years of research. Column PRO automatically runs FRI’s device rating program for each column and stage. The user only needs to specify the type of packing (structured or random) or the type of tray (sieve, valve, bubble cap, etc.) along with the column diameter or the maximum percent flood and desired specifics of the packing or tray. The purpose of Column PRO is to determine the hydraulic loadings to prevent flooding while maximizing performance and energy efficiency.
Highly Accurate Results
The use of FRI’s device rating program in FRI Column PRO provides the highest possible accuracy for analysis of packing or trays. The graphical user interface of Column PRO uses the same award-winning Process Innovator sizing application interface as other widely used EPCON software products. Evaluate current column operations or design new columns to determine how to maximize overall performance. FRI Column PRO will be available for licensing in early 2020 by FRI members only.