Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

, Volume 42, Issue 9–10, pp 565–569 | Cite as

Hydraulic resistance of bulk metallic-ball packing of regenerator of air-fractionating plant

  • V. K. Pronin
Cryogenic Engineering, Production and Use of Industrial Gases, Refrigeration Engineering


The principal ways of mathematically describing boundaries of bulk (loose) ball packings are discussed. A model of the typical component of the ball packing and a procedure for determining the hydraulic resistance of the packing are proposed. The proposed method helps calculate the hydraulic resistance of packings of various shapes for selecting the optimum parameters.


Reynolds Number Hydraulic Resistance Packing Element Fourth Point Ball Radius 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Pronin
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  1. 1.St. Petersburg State University of Low Temperature and Food Technologies (SPbGNUiPT)Russia

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