Inspecting Tower Internals


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Inspecting Tower Internals
101031010109081030900 Inspecting Tower InternalsTray efficiency is important for meeting product specifications. Even if all products are on spec, we should still be concerned about maximizing tray fractionation efficiency so as to minimize reflux rates. The more efficient the trays, the less reflux we require to produce an acceptable degree of fractionation. Since the reflux originates in the reboiler, reducing reflux also reduces reboiler energy requirements. As energy is our biggest operating cost, tray efficiency is a major component in minimizing operating costs.The fractionation tray efficiency is largely a …
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Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Inspecting Tower Internals, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export