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Denstone® 57 Support Media

Denstone® 57 Bed Support Media

Denstone 57 Media

Denstone® 57 support media are the most widely used suport media in the world.  With their unparalleled consistency and reliability, Denstone 57 catalyst bed support balls remain the industry standard.


Clean Fuels:  A New Standard

When every component is critical, why entrust your process to a low-quality support media. Whether you are installing a new reactor or revamping an existing one, Denstone 57 ceramic bed support media are the support media of choice.  The high quality raw materials and controlled processing means that the Denstone support balls are not susceptible to the spalling, cracking, or splitting experienced in competing support media. Denstone support media ensure that your catalyst won’t suffer premature catalyst replacement.


Dehydration/Desulfurization Units

Saint-Gobain NorPro is a world-leader in providing high-technology ceramics used in the purification of natural gas and other feedstreams.  In fact, our Denstone® 57 ceramic media is the leading adsorbent and desiccant bed support media in the industry.  With a wide range of available sizes, the most consistent properties, and a quality program certified to ISO-9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, Saint-Gobain NorPro is the smart choice in bed support media for adsorbents, molecular sieve, and silica gel, as well as for catalysts used in desulfurization of sour feedstreams by the Claus process.

Regardless of the type of molecular sieve your process employs: 3A for dehydration, 4A for natural gas drying, or 5A for H2S and CO2 removal, Denstone 57 bed support media is the optimum choice for reliable, worry-free performance.



Hydroprocessing subjects support media to a demanding environment.  Denstone ceramic bed support media was developed to provide optimal performance in all hydroprocessing conditions and to accomplish its assignment with certainty.  Our industry standard Denstone 57 ceramic support media is the ideal choice for most hydroprocessing applications.


Procedures and Recommendations for Handling, Storage, Sizing and Installation

Denstone Installation Refining Saint-Gobain NorPro has a detailed list of procedures and recommendations for handling, storage, sizing and installation of Denstone® support bed media.  

Your application determines what type product arrangement is loaded in your vessel.  Installation instructions (.pdf) are provided at right by selecting either Refining Installation or Ethanol-Natural Gas Installation.


Denstone® support media is available in the following sizes.  Follow instructions for proper size loading. 
•  1/8" (3 mm)
•  1/4" (6 mm)
•  3/8" (10 mm)
•  1/2" (13 mm)
•  5/8" (16 mm)
•  3/4" (19 mm)
•  1" (25 mm)
•  1-1/2" (38 mm)
•  2" (50 mm)


Denstone® Support Media -- Always Reliable Support