SPCH 020 : Basic Distillation

SPCH 020 : Basic Distillation

  • course description:

    This course provides basic underpinning knowledge on distillation and its application. The course also provides information on distillation columns, fractional distillation and the distillation process.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Describe the functions of the major components of a distillation system and describe how the distillation process occurs in a distillation tower.
    - Explain how refluxing and reboiling affect product purity and how bubble caps and packing affect the distillation process in distillation towers.
    - Explain why it is important to monitor and control distillation tower temperatures and pressures.

  • Course outlines:

    - Distillation fundamentals.
    - Trays and Packing.
    - Feeds and draws.
    - Auxiliary equipment.
    - Control and troubleshooting.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Batch distillation of binary mixture.
    - Continuous distillation of binary mixture.

  • who should attend?

    - Operators, Boardmen and Instrument Technicians.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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