Chapter 22. Tray, Packing, and Tower Damage: Part of Number 3 on the Top 10 Malfunctions

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch22

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Tray, Packing, and Tower Damage: Part of Number 3 on the Top 10 Malfunctions, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch22

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:

  • tray;
  • packing;
  • tower damage;
  • short tray holddown clips;
  • pressure surge

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Short Tray Holddown Clips Unable to Resist a Pressure Surge

  • Uplifting of Poorly Fastened Trays

  • Packing Collapse Due to Quenching and Rapid Boiling

  • Rapid Pressure Fall at Start-up

  • Tray Uplift During Compressor Start-up

  • Internal Damage During Hook-up of Vacuum Equipment

  • Valve Pop-Out: Numerous Experiences

  • Vapor Gap Damage

  • Loss of Vacuum Damages Trays