Distillation Training

711-01 Introduction to Distillation

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the theory of distillation and the configuration of a distillation column and its components.

  • Correlate the distillation principle with separating hydrocarbon components of crude oil
  • Recognize types of distillation
  • Describe the equipment associated with fractional distillation

711-02 Start-up, Normal Operation, and Shutdown of a Distillation Column

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the start-up, normal operation, and shutdown of a distillation column.

  • Important factors to monitor during normal operation of a distillation column
  • Define the following terms:
    • Feedpoint
    • Flash
    • Rectification
    • Stripping
  • Describe the steps of the startup of a distillation column
  • Recognize the steps of the shutdown of a distillation column