Column Commissioning


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Column Commissioning
10103021030900Column CommissioningOnce the column is bolted up (either after initial construction or after a shutdown), a number of operations are performed to prepare it for startup. This phase is often referred to as column commissioning. The main objectives of column commissioning are to clear the system of undesirable materials, to test the column and rectify potential problems, and to take preventive measures against performance deterioration (e.g. due to fouling).Most commissioning operations are performed using readily available liquids and gases, such as air, nitrogen, steam, water, or oil. Using such fluids may appear straightforward, but this appearanc…
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Henry Z. Kister: Distillation Operation. Column Commissioning, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1990), AccessEngineering Export