Distillation in Practice | AIChE

Distillation in Practice

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While the basic principles underlying distillation remain unchanged, new hardware, problem-solving and troubleshooting strategies, and modeling techniques continue to be developed.

Join distillation expert John P. Farone and get up-to-date on essential distillation concepts and developments and how to apply them to improve process support, operations and design. 

Solve difficult distillation problems

In three days, you’ll address essential distillation concepts you’re likely to face in process support, operations and design engineering. You’ll review successful strategies for solving thermodynamics, vapor liquid equilibrium,  and learn  about process design, column operation and simulation issues. You’ll discover how to specify and select the most appropriate distillation hardware. Plus, you’ll learn methods for predicting efficiency using some of today’s modeling techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain basic distillation principles.

  • Evaluate simulation issues, process design considerations and column operations.

  • Describe a variety of distillation practice designs including general column design, tray column design, packed column design.

  • Appraise the correct internals to be used for  specific column design considerations including trayed and packed columns.

  • Apply problem-solving and troubleshooting methods for distillation problems to real world issues.

  • Discuss ways of estimating the efficiency of a system using the current modeling techniques.

  • Discuss the concepts of distillation thermodynamics and vapor-liquid equilibrium.

Who Should Attend:

New and veteran engineers and others who must troubleshoot and solve difficult distillation problems in the plant or conceptualize problems in the engineering office or laboratory – including those in the areas of:
  • Process support
  • Operations
  • Design engineering

Day One

8:00 – 8:30 

Registration

8:30 – 10:00

Vapor Liquid Equilibrium and Physical Properties

10:00 – 10:15

Morning Break

10:15 – Noon

Distillation Concepts and Distillation Simulation

Noon – 1:00

Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00

General Distillation Systems and Distillation Auxiliary Equipment

3:00 – 3:15

Afternoon Break

3:15 – 5:00

Distillation Auxiliary Equipment (cont.) and Gamma Scanning Basics

 

Day Two

8:30 – 10:00

Design of Distillation Systems and Distillation Tower Design

10:00 – 10:15

Morning Break

10:15 – Noon

Distillation Tower Design (cont.) and Equipment Process Design

Noon – 1:00

Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00

Trayed Tower Design

3:00  – 3:15

Afternoon Break

3:15 – 5:00

Packed Tower Design

Day Three

8:30 – 10:00

Choosing Trays or Packing and Trayed Tower Efficiency

10:00 – 10:15

Morning Break

10:15 – Noon

Packed Tower Efficiency, Installation, and Inspection

Noon – 1:00

Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00

Distributor Testing and Start-up

3:00 – 3:15

Afternoon Break

3:15 – 5:00

Start-up (cont.) and Troubleshooting Basics

 

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  • Course ID:
    CH004
  • Source:
    AIChE
  • Language:
    English
  • Skill Level:
    Basic
  • Duration:
    3 days
  • CEUs:
    2.30
  • PDHs:
    23.00
  • Accrediting Agencies:
    Florida
    New Jersey
    New York
    RCEP