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Blowing the Lines of a Distillation Column Demonstration

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23/32   in the series Distillation in Practice

Using the pressure in a column, you can blow all the lines clean of debris and foreign materials. Care must be taken to ensure the vapor flows in the opposite direction of normal flow, and to avoid damaging the column. To find out more about the startup process and pressurizing a column, visit AIChE’s Distillation Technology for Operators Course,