What are the goals of a distillation system?
Simply put, they are to maintain an optimum production rate and to meet specifications that are set for its products. In this interactive, online course, you will examine various factors that must be controlled if a distillation system is to meet its goals, and you will see how control systems provide the control that's needed. During operation, different balances must be maintained and you must understand process temperatures, how they can affect the distillation process, and how they can be controlled. The final component is product composition; you will discover how the compositions of a distillation system's products are controlled.