Chapter 25. Misleading Measurements: Number 8 on the Top 10 Malfunctions

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch25

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Misleading Measurements: Number 8 on the Top 10 Malfunctions, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch25

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • misleading measurements;
  • HAZOP analysis;
  • steam ejector;
  • column vacuum measurement;
  • incorrect readings


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Poor Steam Ejector Performance or Column Vacuum Measurement Issue?

  • Incorrect Readings can Induce Unnecessary Shutdowns

  • Can Lying Pressure Transmitters Bottleneck Tower Capacity?

  • Missing Baffle Affects Level Transmitter

  • Bottom-Level Transmitter Fooled by Froth

  • Bottom-Level Transmitter Fooled by Light Liquid