Distillation Operation

by: Henry Z. Kister


Abstract: There are many books that discuss distillation, but there is only one that concentrates on giving readers practical guidelines for operation, troubleshooting and control. Distillation Operation is that book. Its contents revolves around over 300 actual case histories of distillation problems. Each problem and its solution are briefly described, and the lessons learned are included in the practical guidelines that make up the book. Carefully focused, the book shows you how over 90 percent of all column malfunctions occurred in the past, how they were solved, and how to prevent them in the future. Starting with column internals and their malfunctions, it progresses to installation, commissioning, startup and normal operation before surveying the auxiliary system and the column automatic controls—how they should be, how they can go wrong, and how you can repair them. This book offers the best available compendium of do's and don'ts, good practices, and guidelines for trouble-free design; operation and troubleshooting for inlets and outlet s; distributors; avoiding tray damage; installation; commissioning and startup techniques; column flood and efficiency testing; pressure, and temperature and boilup control.
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Title: Distillation Operation

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York Chicago San Francisco Athens London Madrid Mexico City Milan New Delhi Singapore Sydney Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 1990 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070349100

Authors:

Henry Z. Kister is a Senior Fellow and director of fractionation technology at Fluor Corporation. He has 30 years of experience in troubleshooting, revamping, field consulting, design, control, and startup of fractionation processes and equipment. Previously, he was Brown & Root's staff consultant on fractionation and also worked for ICI Australia and Fractionation research, Inc. (FRI). He is the author of the textbooks Distillation Troubleshooting and Distillation Operation, as well as 80 published technical articles, and has taught the IChemE-sponsored "Practical Distillation Technology" Course more than 260 times. A recipient of Chemical Engineering magazine 2002 award for personal achievement in chemical engineering, and of the technology, Kister obtained his BE and ME degrees from the University of NSW in Australia. he is a Fellow of IChyemE, a Member of the AICHE, and serves on the FRI Technical Advisory and Design Practices Committees.

Description: There are many books that discuss distillation, but there is only one that concentrates on giving readers practical guidelines for operation, troubleshooting and control. Distillation Operation is that book. Its contents revolves around over 300 actual case histories of distillation problems. Each problem and its solution are briefly described, and the lessons learned are included in the practical guidelines that make up the book. Carefully focused, the book shows you how over 90 percent of all column malfunctions occurred in the past, how they were solved, and how to prevent them in the future. Starting with column internals and their malfunctions, it progresses to installation, commissioning, startup and normal operation before surveying the auxiliary system and the column automatic controls—how they should be, how they can go wrong, and how you can repair them. This book offers the best available compendium of do's and don'ts, good practices, and guidelines for trouble-free design; operation and troubleshooting for inlets and outlet s; distributors; avoiding tray damage; installation; commissioning and startup techniques; column flood and efficiency testing; pressure, and temperature and boilup control.