Download Distillation Columns: Principles, Operation & Design

Distillation Columns: Principles, Operation & Design udemy video course download, A complete understanding of construction details and functioning of distilling columns for successful operation. Distillation columns of various designs and applications are encountered nowadays throughout petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical and process industries.

This course is designed to provide you with a complete understanding of construction details and functioning of distilling columns. This understanding is a prerequisite for successful operation of your plant.

The course features 5 major items:
1- Vapor Liquid Equilibria: (Thermodynamics of Pure Components and Complex Mixtures)
  • Volatility of pure components: boiling point, vapor pressure
  • Concept of Sensible and Latent Heat
  • Behavior of mixtures in distillation: dew and bubble points, vaporization curves, total/partial condensation and vaporization, liquid-vapor separation and distribution of components according to their volatility
  • Relation between temperature, pressure and composition of distillate and residue
2- Industrial Distillation Practices:
  • Operating parameters of an industrial distillation column (Pressure, Temperature, Flow rates, Reflux Ratio…)
  • Separating power: number of stages, liquid and vapor traffics, feed inlet location
  • Column pressure: pressure control and pressure profile along the column
  • Internal flow rates profiles, concentration and temperature profiles, concentration peaks
  • Material balance of the column: concepts of cut point, separation quality and fractionation capability
  • Heat balance: condenser and reboiler duties, Reflux and Boil-up ratios and industrial configurations
  • Instrumentation and process control loops around the column
3- Industrial Distillation Equipment:
  • Trays: technology, performances, flexibility
  • Packings (structured or random): technology, performances, flexibility
  • Different types of contacting systems for the active area: bubble caps, fixed or floating valves
  • Liquid or vapor distributors, collectors and redistributors
  • Troubles such as flooding, weeping, fouling…
4- Assessing Distilling Column Performance Using Aspen Plus (A Chemical Engineering Simulator)
  • Base case
  • Effect of temperature
  • Effect of pressure
  • Effect of feed stage location
  • Effect of reflux ratio
5- Solved Problems
  • Ethylene / Ethane fractionator
  • Reboiler operation
  • Flash separator
  • Distilling column overhead operations
  • Depropanizer case study

Who this course is for:

  • Chemical engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Process control personnel and technical staff in the refining, petrochemicals, chemical and process industries
  • Production and Shift Supervisors in charge of distilling columns
  • Field Operators
  • Experienced field operators preparing for console operations

Course details

  • Movie quality: MP4 | Video: h264, 1280 × 720
  • Audio quality: Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz, 2 Ch
  • Movie duration: 3h 43m
  • Number of lessons: 08 Section and 79 lectures
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Compressed file size: 1.45 GB
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