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Catalyst handling

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Catalyst handling

Discharging and charging reactors is very specialist job. HCI has experience over many years in dealing with catalysts and is the specialist you are looking for. We deliver services that need to be executed mainly in inert and poisonous atmospheres.

To this also belong the special applications in catalyst handling and the related works during factory shut downs and revamps of installations. Acting in a safe, structured and environmentally conscious way are the first priority to us. However we also work in an efficient way: the valuable time that a factory is shut down needs to be as short as possible.

New techniques catalyst handling

For catalyst handling (discharging and charging of reactors), HCI works with highly qualitative equipment and a team of professionals. The HCI engineers have developed materials and PBMs in house in order to improve our services. Think about an anti-panicking mask and a charging and discharging system. Next to that, we have developed various techniques in order to discharge and charge the reactors without entry. Recently, we have started using the CAT-SWIPER.

Specialist catalyst handling

As a specialist in this niche market, HCI offers a highly qualitative and innovative service at a fair price. Our activities deliver a sustainable contribution to the performances of our clients. Relying on the expert service by HCi, you are always one step ahead of the future.

Activities catalyst handling

  • Discharging and charging of simple and multi bed reactors
  • Sifting catalyst
  • Application and repair of reactor bed
  • Dust-free packaging of catalyst
  • All mechanical works
  • Repair, removal and replacement of internals

Cleaning techniques

  • Pigging
  • Brushing
  • High pressure cleaning
  • Blasting

Execution under various circumstances

  • Normal atmospheric
  • Harmful and toxic environments
  • Inert situation


  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Syngas industry
  • Process industry


Want to know more about catalyst handling by HCI?

Would you like to know what we can offer in the field of discharging and charging reactors? Are you looking for a solution for a specific problem? Or would you like to make an appointment to discuss the different possibilities for your organization? Please do not hesitate to contact us. It will be our pleasure to help you.