Chapter 18. The Tower as a Filter: Part B. Location of Plugging—Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch18

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) The Tower as a Filter: Part B. Location of Plugging—Number 1 on the Top 10 Malfunctions, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726

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Keywords:

  • filter;
  • plugging;
  • fouling;
  • interrupter bars;
  • inlet weirs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Valve Trays in Sticky Chemicals Service at High Rates

  • Fouling Behind Interrupter Bars and Inlet Weirs

  • Effect of Tray Hole Size on Fouling

  • Valve Sticking: Numerous Experiences

  • Plugging Incident: Trays Versus Structured Packings

  • Plugging Incident: Packing Versus Packing

  • Plugging in a Packed-Tower Gas Inlet

  • Overcoming Top-Tray Plugging in a Crude Fractionator

  • Partially Plugged Kettle Draw Does not Impair Tower Operation