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#1 rohan@24


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 09:43 AM

Hello, I am operating a distillation column under vacuum condition around 1 to 2 mmhg gauge. Our distillation column has top mounted condenser. There is no pipeline between column top and condenser inlet. They are in direct contact. It has internal auto reflux system. I want to know the internal mechanism of overhead top mounted condenser. Please, share about it if anyone has knowledge about its mechanical construction. Or please provide any source where I can find about it.

#2 Pilesar


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 01:33 PM

If you are seeking drawings of the exchanger, your company should have these in records storage. If not, you can contact the fabricator for copies of their drawings. 

#3 breizh


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 07:04 PM


It's a total condenser above the column where the liquid is collected in a circular  pan attached to the wall . From this collecting pan the distillate is withdrawn (weir)  . The bottom part of the pan is connected to a liquid distributor thus   refluxed .

Note : you may have a chance to check the pan  during a turn around .

The devil is in the details .

Good luck


#4 latexman


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 08:14 PM

I am curious. Why do you not have the equipment drawings or specs?

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