Chapter 9. Chimney Tray Malfunctions: Part of Number 7 on the Top 10 Malfunctions

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch9

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Chimney Tray Malfunctions: Part of Number 7 on the Top 10 Malfunctions, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch9

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • chimney tray malfunctions;
  • fractionators;
  • heat balances;
  • refinery vacuum tower;
  • flat hats


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Heat Balances can Identify Total Draw Leaks

  • Another Leaking Total-Draw Chimney Tray

  • Chimney Tray Overflow Tarnishes Successful Revamp

  • Leaking Chimney Tray Upsets FCC Fractionator Heat Balance

  • Flat Hats can Induce Leaks

  • Hydraulic Gradient on a Chimney Tray

  • “Leak-Proof” Chimney Trays in an FCC Main Fractionator

  • Liquid-Level Measurement on a Chimney Tray

  • A Chimney Tray Bottlenecking FCC Main Fractionator