Control & Operation of Distillation Columns


This three-day course offers a comprehensive study of distillation technology and provides an introduction to a variety of processes which employ this key unit operation.

3 days
$4,682.00 excl. GST
Howard Thomas


The principles of distillation will be covered in detail to provide a platform on which the discussion of distillation column design, control and operation will be based. The course is designed on a modular basis such that all major aspects of the unit operation are dealt with in a logical manner. Each module builds on the learning achieved in the previous session. Dynamic simulation is used to explore the topics covered on the course.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Principles of Distillation
  • Distillation Process
  • Distillation using Packed Towers
  • Process Control
  • Control Systems
  • Tower Design
  • Fractional Distillation
  • Crude Oil Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Special Application Distillation
  • Distillation System

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Suitable For:

Operations personnel whose work scope involves any number of tasks related to the management, control and operation of distillation units in a variety of refinery process plants.