Wire mesh containers are used during material handling. These containers consist of two gauge steel wire strands welded on 2-in centers that make up the four sides and the bottom surface. The corners, top edges, and bottom edges have double wire strands to add strength. Legs on the four corners permit two-or four-way stacking in the storage area, easy transfer between the in-house transportation concept and workstation, and clearance for fork entry by lift truck or pallet truck.
The function of the wire mesh mist collector is to extract the very fine liquid droplets from the gas before it exits the separator. These are made of finely woven stainless-steel wire wrapped into a tightly packed cylinder of about 6 inch thickness. The liquid droplets that did not separate in the gravity settling section of the separator coalesce on the surface of the matted wire, allowing liquid free gas to exit the separator. As the droplets size grows they fall down into the liquid phase. Provided that the gas velocity is reasonably low, wire mesh collectors are capable of removing about 99% of the larger liquid droplets. It should be noted that this type of mist extractor is prone to plugging. Plugging could be due to the deposition of paraffin or the entrainment of large liquid droplets in the gas passing through the mist collector.