Distillation Control & Optimization: Operation Fundamentals through Software Control

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-04-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The latest methodologies for the control of distillation processes

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of industry experience, Distillation Control and Optimization: Operation Fundamentals through Software Control is filled with proven solutions to control problems in distillation processes. This authoritative guide discusses regulatory control and the development of advanced control systems such as multivariable predictive control. Realworld examples of commercial units analyzed using the results of rigorous simulation models are included. Detailed diagrams illustrate the proven methods presented in this practical resource.


  • Two-product columns
  • Multiproduct columns
  • Liquid and vapor sidestream columns
  • Column operating pressure
  • Column capacity and efficiency
  • Two-product column basic control
  • Two-product column quality control
  • Disturbances to the column
  • Multiproduct column control
  • Crude oil fractionators control
  • Multivariable predictive control technology
  • Inferentials in distillation
  • Quality estimators of refinery distillation products

Table of Contents

Part I – Operation
Ch 1. Distillation Fundamentals
Separation factor•Sequences of equilibrium stages•Real stage efficiency•Continuous devices•Separation energy

Ch 2. Two-Product Columns
Binary distillations•Heat effects on stages•Multicompenent distillation•Impurity diagram•Separation parameters•Feed preheating analysis•Reflux subcoolilng•Vapor distillate product

Ch 3. Multiproduct Columns
Column sequence•Sidestream columns•Complex columns

Ch 4. Overhead Condensation Systems and Reboilers
Operating pressure•Typical condensation systems•Reboilers and column bottom functionality

Ch 5. Column Internals and Fluodynamics
Trays fluodynamic regimes & limits•Packing fluodynamics and limits

Part II – Control
Ch 6. Regulatory Control Schemes
Two-product columns•Extended regulatory control•Complex columns

Ch 7. Quality Control Schemes
Two-product columns•Multiproduct columns

Ch 8. Energy Saving Schemes
Heat pump•Intermediate reboilers•Intermediate condensers

Ch 9. Product Quality Inferentials

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