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Design and Performance of Fractionating Devices - Part 1 - Hydraulics of Trays with Downcomers

This video is intended for designers and operators of fractionating columns.  It provides a better understanding of how distillation columns function.  The hydraulics of crossflowing trays is emphasized. 

Viewing Time: 20:00 min (Sound, Color)

Available with Japanese Narration

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Film A (Spanish Subtitles)

Design and Performance of Fractionating Devices - Part 1 - Hydraulics of Trays with Downcomers

This video is intended for designers and operators of fractionating columns.  It provides a better understanding of how distillation columns function.  The hydraulics of crossflowing trays is emphasized. 

Viewing Time: 20:00 min (Sound, Color)

Available with Spanish Subtitles

Spanish Subtitles courtesy of Repsol

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509

Structured Packing Test

This video documents the installation and testing of Sulzer Mellapak 250.Y at FRI.  Includes footage of the action between the distributor and the top of the bed at pressures from 0.13 bar to 11.7 bar.

Viewing Time: 15:30 min (Sound, Color)

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911A

Downcomer Performance

Illustrates the performance of downcomers in commercial scale fractionating columns.  Scenes show phenomena of two-phase flow in downcomers and characterizes the problems encountered in separating the two phases in order to obtain clarification of liquid at the bottom of the downcomer of an effective design.  Remastered in 1994.

Viewing Time: 25:00 min (Sound)

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918

Performance of Trays in Low Liquid Rate Fractionation

Illustrates the relative performance of three sieve trays and a bubble cap tray at extremely low liquid rate conditions.  Scenes show trays operating at liquid rates as low as 0.03 gpm/Lwi.  Tests were made with the C6/C7 system at 0.3 and 1.6 atmospheres.

Viewing Time: 18:00 min (Sound, Color)

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917

Liquid Flow on Fractionation Trays

Shows the liquid flow patterns on cross flowing fractionation trays.  Experimental techniques used to observe the study flow are described.  The characteristic non-idealities of liquid flow on a single cross flow sieve tray are illustrated and a practical solution for the problem is presented.

Viewing Time: 18:00 min (Sound, Color)

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902

8% Sieve Tray, 1 Inch Holes, Split Flow, 8 Foot Diameter Section

Shows the C6/C7 system at 5 and 24 psia and the iC4/nC4 system at 165 psia.  Typical tray action of an 8% split-flow sieve tray, 1/2 inch diameter holes, 8 foot diameter column section at total reflux and constant liquid load conditions.

Viewing Time: 30:00 min (Silent)

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9045

High Speed Movies of Entrainment Generation

C6/C7 system at 5 and 24 psia, iC4/nC4 system at 165 psia and IPA/H2O system at atmospheric pressure.  Film taken at 1000 frames per second showing liquid drop formation and mechanism of vapor/liquid contacting in ultra slow motion.

Viewing Time: 15:00 min (Silent)

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912

Performance of Trays in High Vacuum Fractionation

Illustrates experimental research in commercial scale high vacuum equipment.  Scenes show sieve trays and bubble cap trays at various conditions, including the entrainment and weeping regions in high vacuum operations.

Viewing Time: 15:00 min (Silent)

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9044

3-Pass Trays, 8 Foot Diameter Section

C6/C7 system and iC4/nC4 at 165 psia.  Vapor distribution problems with sieve trays having 1/2 inch diameter holes on 2 inch triangular centers are illustrated.

Viewing Time: 10:00 min (Silent)

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9043

Single Cross-Flow Sieve Trays, 8 Foot Section

Tray action and 8% and 5% hole area sieve trays with 1/2 inch diameter holes are shown with the C6/C7 system at 5 and 24 psia, the iC4/nC4 system at 165 psia and IPA/H2O system at atmospheric pressure.

Viewing Time: 10:00 min (Silent)

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9041A

Baffle Trays

C6/C7 system at 24 psia. Performance of side-to-side tray with perforated overlap section and disc-donut tray is shown at several liquid and vapor rates.

Viewing Time: 7:30 min (No Narration)

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919

Spray Collapse Study

Scenes of wide angle full cone spray used for distributing reflux at top of packed bed collapsing unexpectedly.  Also, several scenes showing attempts to recreate the spray collapse artificially to investigate the nature of the phenomena.

Viewing Time: 15:00 min (Sound, Color)

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Film B

The Marangoni Effect

This video illustrates the Marangoni Effect.  Original footage from the Shell Research Labs in 1960.  Dr. Frits Zuiderweg uses common and laboratory examples in this film.  Remastered in 2001. 

Viewing Time: 14:00 min (Sound, Color)

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Structured Packing Fundamentals

This video is an excellent training tool for field service technicians, operations personnel and process engineers. Structured Packing Fundamentals provides an overview of industry accepted practices for installation and use of structured packing and distributors, as well as a discussion of structured packing performance based on FRI data.  Several video clips are shown to provide unique insight into the hydraulics and mass transfer inside of an operating column. 

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