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Author Kister, Henry Z.

Title Distillation troubleshooting / Henry Z. Kister
Published Hoboken, N.J. : AIChE : Wiley-Interscience, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 713 pages) : illustrations
Contents Distillation Troubleshooting; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; How to Use this Book; Abbreviations; 1. Troubleshooting Distillation Simulations; 2. Where Fractionation Goes Wrong; 3. Energy Savings and Thermal Effects; 4. Tower Sizing and Material Selection Affect Performance; 5. Feed Entry Pitfalls in Tray Towers; 6. Packed-Tower Liquid Distributors: Number 6 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 7. Vapor Maldistribution in Trays and Packings; 8. Tower Base Level and Reboiler Return: Number 2 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 9. Chimney Tray Malfunctions: Part of Number 7 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
10. Draw-Off Malfunctions (Non-Chimney Tray) Part of Number 7 on the Top 10 Malfunctions11. Tower Assembly Mishaps: Number 5 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 12. Difficulties During Start-Up, Shutdown, Commissioning, and Abnormal Operation: Number 4 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 13. Water-Induced Pressure Surges: Part of Number 3 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 14. Explosions, Fires, and Chemical Releases: Number 10 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 15. Undesired Reactions in Towers; 16. Foaming; 17. The Tower as a Filter: Part A. Causes of Plugging--Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions
18. The Tower as a Filter: Part B. Location of Plugging--Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions19. Coking: Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 20. Leaks; 21. Relief and Failure; 22. Tray, Packing, and Tower Damage: Part of Number 3 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 23. Reboilers That Did Not Work: Number 9 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 24. Condensers That Did Not Work; 25. Misleading Measurements: Number 8 on the Top 10 Malfunctions; 26. Control System Assembly Difficulties; 27. Where Do Temperature and Composition Controls Go Wrong?; 28. Misbehaved Pressure, Condenser, Reboiler, and Preheater Controls
29. Miscellaneous Control ProblemsDISTILLATION TROUBLESHOOTING DATABASE OF PUBLISHED CASE HISTORIES; References; Index; About the Author
Summary THE FIRST BOOK OF ITS KIND ON DISTILLATION TECHNOLOGY. The last half-century of research on distillation has tremendously improved our understanding and design of industrial distillation equipment and systems. High-speed computers have taken over the design, control, and operation of towers. Invention and innovation in tower internals have greatly enhanced tower capacity and efficiency. With all these advances, one would expect the failure rate in distillation towers to be on the decline. In fact, the opposite is the case: the tower failure rate is on the rise and accelerating. Distillation Tr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 649-668) and index
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Subject Distillation apparatus -- Maintenance and repair.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0471690716 (electronic bk.)
0471690724 (electronic bk.)
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