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Design And Fabrication Of Reflux Drum


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#1 Femi

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 03:05 PM

Design and fabrication of reflux drum

#2 Femi

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 03:07 PM

I don't know how to go about this project please I need help am just confuse

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 03:54 PM

I don't know how to go about this project please I need help am just confuse

 

Hi,

 

Prepare a comprehensive data sheet for the drum and leave the final design and manufacturing to the vendors...!


Edited by fallah, 22 April 2024 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2024 - 11:11 PM

fabrication - are you a mech engineer?



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Posted 22 April 2024 - 11:13 PM

Reflux drums are sized based on how much liquid they need to hold. If something goes wrong in the field, the operator needs time to respond. How much flow goes through the drum in five minutes? That is a normal design basis for liquid holdup. Is the reflux drum supplying another distillation tower? Then size the drum for ten minutes of holdup unless you have other criteria. Assume the normal drum level is half full of liquid. So twice the liquid holdup volume will give the overall vessel volume. Reflux drums are usually horizontal. Choose the dimensions based on economics. A long, skinny vessel has a lot of metal to enclose the volume. A large diameter vessel has large heads at each end which make the vessel costlier. Reflux drums are most economical between the two extremes. A length to diameter ratio between 3 and 5 is common.



#6 Femi

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Posted 28 April 2024 - 08:41 AM

Equation for sizing reflux drum

#7 breizh

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Posted 28 April 2024 - 06:46 PM

Hi,

https://web.ist.utl....res - Silla.pdf

CheCalc ‐ Vessel Volume & Level Calculation

 

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Posted 01 May 2024 - 12:13 AM

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 09:52 AM

I moved the last few posts in this thread to a new thread titled, "Pressure Control in Batch Distillation Column" in Student Forum.

 

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 06:20 PM

Please how do I get energy and material balance for reflux drum design

#11 Femi

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 06:31 PM

Please how do I get energy and material balance for reflux drum design

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Posted 14 May 2024 - 07:20 PM

Please how do I get energy and material balance for reflux drum design

 

Hi,

 

As it's a part of whole distillation column system, you should get it from the E&M Balance of that whole system.



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Posted 14 May 2024 - 09:28 PM

Hi,

Really difficult to understand your scope. Can you please explain what are the objectives?

Right now, you lost me.

Try to work as an engineer and prepare a sketch with sufficient enough comments for us to support effectively. 

 

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#14 Femi

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Posted 15 May 2024 - 04:15 AM

Objective is obtaining a design reflux drum and fabrication
So I don't know how to go about the material and energy balance

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Posted 15 May 2024 - 06:26 AM

Are you a ChE?  If so, I recommend you review your textbook that taught M&EB's.  If not, see Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes by Felder and Rousseau.






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