Chapter 4. Tower Sizing and Material Selection Affect Performance

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch4

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Tower Sizing and Material Selection Affect Performance, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch4

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • tower sizing;
  • material selection;
  • low liquid loads;
  • low vapor loads;
  • caustic wash tower


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Extremely Small Downcomers Induce Premature Flood

  • Extremely Small Downcomers Flood Prematurely

  • Dumping Leads to Fluctuations in a Depropanizer

  • Low Depropanizer Feed Capacity

  • Minor Tray Design Changes Eliminate Capacity Bottleneck

  • Establishing Downcomer Seal can be Difficult

  • A Troublesome Process Water Stripper

  • Does Your Distillation Simulation Reflect the Real World?

  • Flood Testing of a Packed Vacuum Tower

  • In Special Applications, Spray Towers Do Better than Packings