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Distillation Troubleshooting
by Henry Z. Kister

Distillation Troubleshooting collects invaluable hands-on experiences acquired in dealing with distillation and absorption malfunctions, making them readily accessible for those engaged in solving today's problems and avoiding tomorrow's.

Distillation Troubleshooting covers over 1,200 case histories of problems, diagnoses, solutions, and key lessons. Coverage includes:

  • Successful and unsuccessful struggles with plugging, fouling, and coking
  • Histories and prevention of tray, packing, and internals damage
  • Lessons taught by incidents and accidents during shutdowns, commissioning, and abnormal operation
  • Troubleshooting distillation simulations to match the real world
  • Making packing liquid distributors work
  • Plant bottlenecks from intermediate draws, chimney trays, and feed points
  • Histories of and key lessons from explosions and fires in distillation towers
  • Prevention of flaws that impair reboiler and condenser performance
  • Destabilization of tower control systems and how to correct it
  • Discoveries from shutdown inspections
  • Suppression of foam and accumulation incidents

A unique resource for improving the foremost industrial separation process, Distillation Troubleshooting transforms decades of hands-on experiences into a handy reference for those involved in the operation, design, study, improvement, and management of large-scale distillation.

Contents

  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 Maldistr5ibution 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 Malfunctions
  11. 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 Malfunctions
  19. Coking: Number 1 on the Top 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 Problems

Index

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Distillation Troubleshooting
by Henry Z. Kister
2006 713 pages $110.95 + shipping
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