Chapter 28. Misbehaved Pressure, Condenser, Reboiler, and Preheater Controls

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch28

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Misbehaved Pressure, Condenser, Reboiler, and Preheater Controls, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch28

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • misbehaved pressure;
  • condenser;
  • reboiler;
  • preheater controls;
  • potassium carbonate regenerator


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Liquid Leg Interferes with Pressure Control

  • Pressure/Accumulator Level Controls Interference

  • Equalizing Line Makes or Breaks Flooded Condenser Control

  • Inerts in Flooded Reflux Drum

  • Poor Hookup of Hot-Vapor Bypass Pipes

  • Pressure Control Valve in the Vapor Line to the Condenser

  • Can Condenser Fouling by Cooling-Water Throttling be Beneficial?

  • Control to Prevent Freezing in Condensers

  • Valve in Reboiler Steam Induces Oscillations During Start-up

  • Condensate Drums Eliminate Reboiler Start-up Oscillations