Petrochemical Wedge Wire Products

Optima International Limited have been supplying screen internals to the petrochemical industry for many years and have wide range of products in our portfolio including Support Grids, Outlet Baskets, Header Laterals and Nozzles.

Support Grids and Outlet Baskets

Optima produce many types of support grid systems from one piece segments to multiple segments to suit ease of fitting through man ways. Many of our support grids are individually sized to suit customers specifications and requirements which may also include the supply of calculations where necessary.

Support Grids are used in a variety of applications due to their strength, durability and high flow rate capacities such as;

  • Molecular sieves
  • Catalysts supports
  • Media retention
  • Plus many other absorption systems


Various types of Header Laterals are available which are mainly used for media retention. The design allows for an even distribution or collection of liquid or gas and therefore vastly reduces any dead areas within the system. Laterals can be designed for fixing into the vessels with either side or central mounted outlets.

Typical Header Lateral applications are:

  • Sand filters
  • Ion exchangers
  • Activated carbon towers
  • And many more


Optima nozzles are manufactured and supplied to suit customer requirements.

The size and quantity of nozzles will vary from application to application and are typically used as a collector or distributor.

Oil Well Screens

Optima produce a range of wedge wire well screens for the oil & gas industry to suit individual clients specifications. This can include additional internal or external pipe supports, as and when necessary, to achieve additional strength.